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I think I looks beautiful !!

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Mariele Storm

@sherry Burbach Edwards I'm going to have to agree with Sherry here. I live in Iowa and have mild seasonal affective disorder. Basically the last color I want to see, in any room, ever, ever, is wintry blue. Greige depresses me. Grey is even worse. I want and need color that screams sunshine, not blankets of snow or overcast days. And people tend to combine white with these two soul crushing colors, so I can understand where Sherry is coming from... too many of these kitchens have the color scheme of cloudy England, but more sterile. These are color schemes that don't work well for people like Sherry and I. People seem to forget that "warm and cozy" was the color scheme for kitchens for decades... Nobody here has a "wrong" preference for colors. But there's no such thing as a "one size fits all", either, which is why trend following can be so dangerous.

I admit I like white, but only as an accent. It looks beautifully reflective and makes a place seem sparkling. But I think that I'm going to have to go with colors and finishes in a kitchen that I know I love, like pink walls and laminate, white large appliances, warm wood cabinets, linoleum flooring, aqua small appliances... who knows, maybe I'll be crazy and do something like salt and pepper backsplash. Or something with gold veining, I do love gold. Something that gives the effect of light and sparkling, but still warm and cozy.

But of course, I'm typing this from a 600 sq. ft apartment with a kitchen that's roughly 60 sq ft, and I won't be getting a home of my own with a kitchen to play with for quite a few years, so who knows how my tastes will change by then! There was a time when I thought red walls and gold trim was super classy, after all. ;) (But I am a child of the '90s/2000s, hah!)

   
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sol mont

Thanks everyone for all the suggestions and comments. We have still not decided which backsplash to install on are "greige mostly beige" kitchen. Since we are selling our home, we have been advised to keep the backsplash "neutral". We will be adding brushed nickel hardware to the cabinets, but the kitchen still seems dull. I'll keep you posted.

   

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