Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Is The Color Right?

It's a project I had been meaning to do all winter. Really, I had been talking about doing it for over a year. But I couldn't decide. What color? Sometimes going into a project I will just "know" what color something should be. But in this case.....I just wasn't sure. I have a very old kitchen. Not much has changed in it since the house was built in 1892. I have one built in base of cabinets. The rest of the kitchen has free standing cupboards. Some old, some Gerry and I build to look old, and a large walk in pantry. The built in base was a combed yellow, matching the wood work . Yellow is very sunshiny in the gray months of the Northwest. But this was getting grimy and dingy and wouldn't clean up well. But what color to paint? I have yellows, greens, red, along with natural woods. I didn't need another color to add to the mix. Finally, I decided on black - the latest neutral I'm told. Black Licorice #0529 by Miller Paint. I was really afraid it would be too bold. In reality, it is a blending influence. I like it.

For handles, I bent old serving spoons and forks and screwed them onto the doors and drawers.

There is a slight green tone in some lights to the black. Also, the texture from the combing application in the previous paint is still there, adding more dimension.
I like the pop of the silver on the black.

Most likely there will soon be a few dings. When that happens, I'll softly sand the edges and around the handles a little for a distressed look. But for now, I'm enjoying this look. I'd love to know what you think.


Christine said...

I really love it Debbie! And even more, how cool to bend cutlery for the handles! Really love it and the whole look of your kitchen.

Thanks for sharing your testimony!
It has been such a blessing meeting so many of like precious faith!

Krista said...

I love, love, love this! This multi-tonal black was the perfect choice. It's going to look great for a long time to come!

alison apples said...

oh! it's the right's very handsome indeed!! and inspiring!! looks great! love your blog.

Mindy said...

I like it, I think it looks great! Love the silverware handles!

Manuela@TPOH said...

LOVE it! Black looks so fabulous and I love, love, love, the handles you made from silverware. They really look great against the black.


Look beyond the picket fence said...

I love it. The whole area looks fantastic. Using the utensils great idea. I like a kitchen that says come in, have a cup of coffee and sit for a while. The new look of kitchens are too sterile and cold for me. Yours is perfect.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Wow--that really looks great! Love the way you made your handles, what a cute touch and so crafty! The black really does seem to have a greenish quality, which really works well. Nice! (Loooove your kitchen)
Smiles, Karen

Farm Chick Paula said...

Ooooh- I love it, Debbie! And the forks and spoons are such a cute little touch!

Christine Crocker said...

How very pretty your kitchen is painted with Licorice~
I love your new handles made with old spoons and forks~

your home is lovely.

A Romantic Porch said...

I love this! I've missed being around and seeing you. I hope you are doing OK. xo rachel