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Black, White, and Wood Kitchen Inspiration

10.06.16

One of my favorite design bloggers once wrote, “I like all colors that are black or white.”

It stuck with me because I laughed. I am a person who likes all the colors, and who specifically dislikes the combination of black and white.

Funny how six years of a garishly painted rental can change your whole style.

I LIKE ALL COLORS THAT ARE BLACK OR WHITE. It’s like my mantra now.

One of my favorite design bloggers once wrote, “I like all colors that are black or white.”

It stuck with me because I laughed. I am a person who likes all the colors, and who specifically dislikes the combination of black and white.

Funny how six years of a garishly painted rental can change your whole style.

I LIKE ALL COLORS THAT ARE BLACK OR WHITE. It’s like my mantra now. I even like black and white together. Throw in some warm wood tones and a metallic or two and I’m sold. There is still plenty of color in my home, but it’s just in little wispsa pillow here, an art piece there. Even my wardrobe has shifted from what I like to call “vintage kitsch” to mostly neutrals. I’ve slowly become a person who limits the pink in her outfit to one piece at a time. Who am I even??

The point of it all is, after six years of living in a saturated yellow and blue kitchen, its days are finally numbered. I’m hoping — hoping — to get this mess painted this fall. We’ll see. Regardless, the future is looking much less colorful, in the best of ways.

Black, White, and Wood Kitchen Inspiration

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Thank you to Dan of Manhattan Nest (yes, he’s my favorite, always and forever), for showing me a more stylish way, and of course to the former tenants of this apartment, whose paint choices have driven me to the point of style metamorphosis.

Do you like more color or are you leaning towards neutrals too?

Author: Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake

Maker, baker, cat momma, total nerd, perpetually covered in glitter/sawdust/paint. Blogging DIY and design for modern creatives.

13 comments on “Black, White, and Wood Kitchen Inspiration”

  1. Ohh goodness these kitchens are good. We painted the kitchen in our last rental what I call ‘healthy egg yolk yellow’. It was bright and sunny, but I’m way loving our white and copper kitchen now.

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