Friday Finds

October 26th, 2012

Hello hello and happy weekend!  Today it’s another roundup of my Friday Finds which include favorite articles from the past week – enjoy this collection of posts I found interesting or informative.

Let’s talk color!  Here are ten hot Pantone inspired colors that decorators adore.

hot colors decorators adore

 

Take a peek at some of the color trends from High Point Market.

high point color trends

 

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Upper Lower versus Inner Outer

October 25th, 2012

I was chatting with a friend the other day about her kitchen.  She very much wants to paint most of the honey tone wood cabinets white to freshen the space, but wants a touch of charcoal too to go with her black and white granite countertops.  Her kitchen is a basic U shape design with three walls of wood cabinetry, open on one side to a family room, with an island in the middle. 

I’ve been watching kitchen trends for years and one that I’m noticing more and more is the two tone painted cabinet design where instead of the surround being one color and the island the second color, the current trend is to paint the upper cabinetry one color and the lower cabinetry another. 

u shape kitchen plan

And so my friend and I are having what I call the “upper lower versus inner outer” debate.  Should she paint just the island a charcoal color or the lower surround cabinets instead?

Here’s a look at the “Upper Lower” two color painted cabinet style:

blue lower white upper two tone cabinets

The Kitchn

 

green lower white upper cabinets bhg

Better Homes & Gardens

 

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