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Colorful Two-Toned Kitchens

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If you would have asked me a few years ago what my dream kitchen would look like, I would just scream WHITE. MY KITCHEN WILL BE WHITE.

House hunting has me both disillusioned and maddened, and it’s because of ALL. THE. BEIGE. I know I’m going to end up buying a fixer upper. There’s just no way around that (small budget + hot market = lots of sweat equity on my part). You know what sucks though?  Finding a house at the very top of your budget that’s been redone but doesn’t look like it. Wanna know why it doesn’t look like it’s been done? Because the entire thing is beige.

Now that’s a bummer.

I don’t know much, but I do know this: beige sucks so hard. It’s one of the most unflattering and boring colors on the planet. And people love to decorate with it, which I’ll never understand. I would much rather you not touch it than to paint the entire house beige and throw an extra $25K on the price tag.

Paint it white, shit, paint it gray. Just don’t paint it khaki. You feel me?

Now that I’ve expressed my disdain for beige, I feel better. I’ve also moved on from the all white kitchen to two toned kitchen, and kitchens with colorful cabinetry. Darker cabinets on the bottom. Open shelving and lighter cabinets on the top. Throw in a statement stove, some interesting tile, a vintage kitchen rug, and some copper pots and I’m swooning all the way over to your place to cook dinner, and not clean up afterward.

Don’t believe me? Take a look and decide for yourself.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Rachel
    January 9, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    You just inspired a new obsession with white and teal or blue kitchen decor for me! Love that look!

    • Reply
      stacymarkow
      January 13, 2016 at 12:05 AM

      It’s beautiful, isn’t it? I’m glad you love it too. I’m planning to use it in our next home, so I’ll make sure to share photos.

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