We are looking at updating our kitchen in the home we rent. (We're renting it from family so our "landlord" let's us do some renovations!) I love a neutral kitchen- white cabinets, pretty counter, great backsplash and I would LOVE gray walls! I'm tired of my "Totally Tan" walls all throughout my house. But we have (what I would call) medium oak colored cabinets, trim, doors, beams on the ceiling... everything. So I don't feel like cool gray walls would go well with our medium color oak trim (?).
|Late Night Photos- Sorry!|
There are two things holding me back from whipping out a paint brush. One- We don't own the house! If it were up to me, I would have probably painted a while ago. Second- Once you paint- you can't go back. It's pretty wood... not cheap looking or anything... I just tend to be more of a crisp white trim kinda gal! Eventually (in a year), we will move and our family will move back in. So I have to think about what they like.
There are parts of the oak wood that I think are best being the wood tone- like our mantel; I don't think it would look right painted white on our brick fireplace. Which then makes me think that I don't need to paint the adjoining built-ins because they are so close. Which then means that maybe I shouldn't paint the trim because it is all in the same room. Which then makes me think that I shouldn't paint the cabinets in the kitchen because the kitchen is open to the living room.
|Ignore the messy counters- just keeping it real!|
BUT... if I paint the cabinets in the kitchen (which I know would be pretty), then I will want to paint the trim and chair rail... which is open to the living room so I will need to paint the trim in there as well. Then I wonder if I need to paint the built-ins and possibly mantel... See where I going. I love the look of white trim so much that I feel it will be like if you give a girl and paint brush... yada, yada, yada!
|Right Now (Before)|
Help me! I need some advice!