Our kitchen really needs updating, not because it’s old fashioned but because I’ve fallen out of love with it. When we originally installed the dark walnut shaker style units I loved them but now almost ten years later our tastes have changed, especially mine.

I run my cake business from home, in our kitchen, so every day I’m thinking about the kitchen design but at the moment we just don’t have the budget for a complete renovation even though I would love one. Instead of replacing the units & doors we’re considering a painted kitchen. The kitchen in still in great condition and the layout perfect so hand painting them would be a great solution.

I love the vintage, painted look especially when paired with some beautiful door knobs rather than the modern, minimalist look, so have been searching for ideas & inspiration and am leaning towards a bright, neutral finish in creams and soft greys. We have upcycled our welsh dresser in a duck egg blue with a distressed finish (post to come) so the colours will look amazing together.

We have already bought some gorgeous retro inspired accessories in creams, turquoise & duck egg blue so just need to decide on the exact shade of paint we’ll be using on the kitchen doors. The light cupboards will contrast beautifully with the dark wood breakfast bar my husband has made from reclaimed timber and showcase the new accessories perfectly.

Painted Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones : Modern kitchen by Harvey Jones Kitchens
Open Kitchen : Mediterranean style kitchen by ROAS 3d VISUAL ARTS
Westbury Painted Kitchen Dresser : Dressers & sideboards by The Cotswold Company

How beautiful are these designs I’ve found on Homify? Whilst we don’t have the same level of space in our kitchen simply changing the doors from a dark to a light colour will help create the illusion of space, making the room feel much lighter & brighter. I love how you can create an ideabook and browse through thousands of images from designers around the world. Not only can you create ideabooks, you can also use the forum to ask questions, as well as browse and contact thousands of professionals to help you along the way.

What is your perfect kitchen design? Are you ultra-modern or prefer a vintage twist like me?




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