With the lighter cabinets, it works fine to go darker on the floor. For the new overhead light, I opted for this antique brass rail lighting system with halogen lights, very similar to the one I put in my own kitchen.
The homeowner almost didn’t get this one, but in the end I talked him into it.
I tried not to go super trendy, but picked out some basic colors and finishes that I think will last for many years for the next family who lives in this house. New cabinet paint, molding and trim paint, wall paint, porcelain floor tile, granite countertops, sink, faucet, cabinet hardware, and light fixtures. I chose a Bisque subway tile for the backsplash and it looks great with the cabinet color of Creamy by Sherwin Williams.
He hired a contractor to do the work, with supervision from me along the way and I’m absolutely thrilled with how it came out. I worked off the color strip of Sherwin Williams Rice Grain for the wall paint, with Rice Grain going in the kitchen and diningroom and the lighter shade, Nacre, going in the den, which I didn’t get pics of, since it wasn’t put back together yet.
The unfortunate part was that it covered the kitchen, dining room, and most of the bathrooms.
We concentrated most of the efforts in the downstairs areas. The house is really a beautiful traditional brick home that just needed some updating to bring it into the 21st century. Not a bad color, but neutrals show off a home to its best advantage, most of the time.
The foyer too, as well as the study off the foyer got new paint too.