Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The gray kitchen...

Yes, I said "gray." I know, I know, the blue kitchen was *my* thing, but I was ready for a change and since this is all one big open space, I wanted to paint it all the same color.

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So, "Geneva swan gray" it was.  This is just a lighter version of the "Grand smoky mountain" color the cabinets and trim are painted. (And -- this is Walmart "Colorplace" paint. I use it all the time and have had great luck with it so far.)


I really like this soft, neutral shade because it gives me the option of using whatever color I want as an accent. Now, it's red, but you all know I'll get out the pink and blue for summer.



I showed you the shelves last week accessorized with milk glass, McCoy, ironstone, silver and my Blue Ridge "Stanhome Ivy."



It's definitely brighter, but I found myself looking for the "color" when I was shooting from this angle. Maybe I'll put a rug there at the door. 



You can tell against the white crown molding that it's not white, but a soft gray.




Doesn't everyone have a Minecraft puzzle on their fridge? It's a snow day today:-)


I think the Blue Ridge dishes really go well with the red fabric I'm using, and also carry some color around the space.



I do love the change, and like I mentioned last week, it's kind of a "palate cleanser," I think, and always subject to change:-) 


I'll be joining:


26 comments:

  1. Although I loved your blue walls Anita, I think this pale grey unifies the look of the whole open space. It looks lovely. I really like your stack of white milk glass next to the sink! I need to get me an ivy plant. :) Have a great week! Pam

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  2. I'm just crazy about your kitchen, I think the grey walls look amazing!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  3. Very pretty color - and I love the Minecraft puzzle too! We have a ton of Minecraft around here too...
    Shelley

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  4. Very beautiful and serene with your gorgeous dishes and fabrics. Kathleen in Az

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  5. I always love it when you post about your beautiful kitchen and today is such treat that I get to see it so beautifully painted in that wonderful gray...Love the fabrics that really pop against the newly painted cabinetry....and love the way you always impeccably style your shelves!...

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  6. Very nice, Anita. The color is soft and brightens up your space. Love the fact that you can bring in different colors depending on the season.
    Mary Alice

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  7. I LOVE it, Anita!! Beautiful and soothing.

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  8. I'm a huge fan of the gray, it all flows so well. LOVE the rug of course, and the red fabric with that wonderful ticking. really love it!

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  9. It looks beautiful! I just painted my kitchen gray in November and I love how bright it makes it (and it was white before that, so go figure)! It makes a nice neutral backdrop!

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  10. Love the new color... love the reds.... and now I am inspired... the arrangement next to the sink is soooo cool... the ivy and the milk glass !!! I'm copying you!!! :)

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  11. I love gray and if I could change my color palette in my house it would go from cream to gray in an instant...it is such a wonderful neutral and goes with everything. Your kitchen looks great!

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  12. You kitchen is beautiful!! Love the new color!

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  13. Very pretty! I love the grey with the hint of red! Very, very pretty! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  14. It looks lovely!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  15. The kitchen looks great, Anita! Hubby and I popped into Restoration Hardware over the weekend. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the gray walls. I think the man cave will be getting a coat of gray paint this spring.

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  16. I think it's beautiful, especially with the red :)

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  17. I love it! The colors are so lovely.

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  18. Hi Anita! Oh, I love the color of your kitchen. I didn't think it could be any prettier but I do love this soft look. Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Your home is so beautiful...you have done an amazing job!!!!

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  20. I love, love, love your kitchen and I love how you accessorize it. Gorgeous new color. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  21. Hi Anita, I love your kitchen. I am getting ready to paint my kitchen this spring (oak stained cabinets) and I am inspired by your gray paint!! I would love to see you at my Friday Favorites Link Party at Mustlovehome.com. Thank you for sharing!!

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  22. Just beautiful! Love the red and gray together and your open shelving. Fabulous job!
    XO Barbara

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  23. Love, love, love that red fabric! Gorgeous!

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  24. Your kitchen is so unique and warm!! I adore all the wood, and the countertops! Found you through the spring blog hop, and now I'm busy poking around all your old posts! :)

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