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Display Name: anniebanani
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Update: I think my dark cabinets are actually oak with a Cherry stain, if that matters...


Slipcover for Upholstered Bed?
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1/20/12 08:40 AM

Hello - Looking for a little advice, here. I am trying to upgrade my mix-matched, DARK kitchen without spending a fortune since we have more pressing home improvement jobs ahead (roof and furnace). It currently has dark oak cabinets (90's era - not too bad), an off-white tile floor which is in good shape, an old, cream colored dishwasher, white refrig and white stove, both in good shape. I can replace the dishwasher to match the other white appliances, but never see pics of dark cabinets with the white appliances. I plan to add some under cabinet and pendant lighting fixtures to brighten the place up (but don't want to paint the cabinets white if I can get away with keeping them). I'm thinking white subway tile backsplash and white/gray/black granite-look laminate for the countertops. The wall opposite the main counter will be the only one with color - blue grey (or should I paint it white?) There are very few pics on line of dark cabs with white appliances. Any suggestions??? Do you think my plan will work to get more light into this room? Will the contrast with the cabinets work?


Slipcover for Upholstered Bed?
Good Questions

1/20/12 08:40 AM

I am trying to upgrade my mix-matched, DARK kitchen without spending a fortune since we have more pressing home improvement jobs ahead (roof and furnace). It currently has dark oak cabinets (90's era - not too bad), an off-white tile floor which is in good shape, an old, cream colored dishwasher, white refrig and white stove, both in good shape. I can replace the dishwasher to match the other white appliances, but never see pics of dark cabinets with the white appliances. I plan to add some under cabinet and pendant lighting fixtures to brighten the place up (but don't want to paint the cabinets white if I can get away with keeping them). I'm thinking white subway tile backsplash and white/gray/black granite-look laminate for the countertops. The wall opposite the main counter will be the only one with color - blue grey (or should I paint it white?) There are very few pics on line of dark cabs with white appliances. Any suggestions??? Do you think my plan will work to get more light into this room? Will the contrast with the cabinets work? HELP!


Beyond Stainless Steel: White Kitchen Appliances
1/17/12 12:25 PM