Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kitchen Crashing: More color and Floors

If you are not in the loop, check out "Kitchen Crashing" where I explain what is going on with my friends' kitchen.

Where we last left off (I feel like I am an old school tv show recap), Diana had bought a darker color to try.
On left, was to be the living room and main color, right arrow points to the color that would be accent walls.
She painted the light lavender/gray color on the hallway and didn't like the way it looked in the poorly lit space (no natural light). "It looked like grapes!" said Diana. She tried Valspar's Gravity at 75%. (I'm not sure the 25% less saturation made much difference, but whatev's.) 

Although there is the slightest hint toward lavendar, it is a gray gray color.

So, she painted the accent wall color next to it, and woh-woh, it didn't work. The problem is that they are too similar. Really, she has to go darker on the accent wall now.

So, she is going to try Opal Slate from Valspar.

It's a very gray purple color. The purple is definitely there in real life.

Diana also picked floor tile. They will be going with Mountain Mist by Cascade. It's a laminate.

It looks good, but I think it sounds like I'm chilling in my dishwasher with a pop (or soda). 

Demolition began yesterday. I just have an early shot of the upper cabinets coming down.

Stay tuned for more demo and back splash tile.

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  1. Glad I'm not the only one with a ripped up kitchen! I'm having a terrible time deciding on a color... thought I had decided on buttercream... but now I'm not so sure! Good Luck with the reno!

  2. oooh. I love kitchen remodels! We redid our recently - granite and porcelain floors and appliances and it makes such a difference!

  3. It's amazing how effective colours with grey in them can be in decorating. We've just used grey as a focus for most of the main floor of our house, and some of upstairs too. It looks so warm, inviting and comfortable. I'll be interested to see how this kitchen redo turns out!

  4. I know it's a lot of work but think how wonderful it will look when done. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

  5. These projects are my favorite. Can't wait to see how it all turns out! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  6. Mountain Mist...tee hee! It does sound like a drink. I can't wait to see the whole kitchen when it all comes together!

    Thank you for sharing the creative process at Rook No. 17!


  7. Very informative! organizing colors, walls and floors, can be a bit complicated sometimes.


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