While I would have preferred white, I chose cream paint on the upper cabinets because the laminate counter tops, walls, and ceiling are cream. I wanted the uppers to sort of fade back into the wall.
Here's another reason I chose cream paint. See the almond colored hood? It doesn't match the white appliances, so I decided it should fade into the cabinets too.
It worked, don't you think?
I chose grey lowers, because cream on the walls, ceiling, countertops, uppers AND lowers would not be a good thing.
I left the door off one of the upper cupboards for an open shelf look.
I like the way the open cupboard turned out, but there's too much going on on the counter below. Gotta work on my styling skills.
mirror is clear, but now you can see the dirty dishes and strawberry hulls in the sink. And the oil rubbed bronze knob I was trying out on the upper cupboards. Can't win.
The kitchen feels so much lighter and brighter now.
When I went back to Home Depot to get more of these Martha Stewart beauties, I discovered that they no longer carry them in the store. More have been ordered online and are on their way...
I'll post more pictures when I get the hardware installed along with a few more things that need doing, but I couldn't wait to show you the progress. I'm pretty thrilled with the change.
Now, You All, WHAT am I going to do about these floors? (Remember, we rent.)
To read more about the kitchen painting process, click here.
Also, thank you, Kim, for the invitation to:
Update: I've had a number inquiries about the paint color I used. Here you go:
Top cabinets were color matched to the walls, so I don't know the exact color, but it is very close to Rustoleum's antique white.
Lower cabinets are Mourning Dove by Martha Stewart color matched to Behr paint. Color inspiration came from The Lettered Cottage.
I used two coats of Behr Premium Plus semi-gloss paint after two coats of Zinnser Bin Primer after sanding after a good washing with TSP. Whew! Oh, and I took the cabinet doors off before painting, but did not paint the insides of the cabinets.