Kitchen Reno: How will I ever decide!?

It’s official. I am ridiculously torn on how to remodel our kitchen. I am confident I want to paint the cabinets before we get new counter tops… but I am not even close to making a decision on if I want to go black——
or white!

You’d think since they are literally opposites it wouldn’t be so hard. But I am so unsure its insane. I actually think no matter what I decide, I will end up putting the island as the opposing color, so I really just need to pick which one I want to see more of. I am leaning towards white [today] but we will see how long that lasts. I also have to decide if I want to try to tackle it myself, or hire someone…. I wonder how long each would take…

Anyways, we are also investing in new granite countertops and a sink, but I cannot pick those until I pick my cabinet colors. There is so much inspiration out there I am definitely NOT at a loss for ideas.

Some of my favorite black cabinet kitchens include:

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I love the green too :) and the shelves! via Kiki’s List
(above)

 

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again with the shelves <3  via Pinterest

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and kitchen 3 from Shannon Lowe on Pinterest

Now, on a much brighter, whiter, maybe even a little “happier” note- I like the white cabinets just as much. They were my original desire, but then I got nervous white/cream was just a fad and by the time we go to sell our house, people would not love it anymore. What do you think?
As long as I love it, is it worth it?

My living room is very “light” too. So maybe they will complement each other. But would that be TOO much white? I’ll have to take a picture for ya’ll.

Here are some white kitchens I am drooling over:

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Love the pendent lights, backspash and, of course, the cabinets. Via Houzz

San Jose Res 2 traditional kitchen

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I like the shade of white in the one above, and our hardwood is that color.
Via

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I included this one because we have those floors AND I love the countertops :)

So, who is going to help me decide!?

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2 thoughts on “Kitchen Reno: How will I ever decide!?

  1. Do you plan to have kids? I am also doing a kitchen design and a friend told me their black counter tops are a pain because their kids always leave smudges and marks and she feels she is constantly wiping the surface. I am also going for black cabinets because I have a large space to fill and want that injection of color and a defined place.

    • Hello! Thank you for your comment! Well, I don’t think we will black countertops, but we may end up doing a gray mixture with white cabinets.
      I am leaning towards white cabinets with white/gray counters though. I love the really bright white kitchens. Mine is dull right now with all that wood!

      I am getting closer to decided and will update as I go! I looked at your house! How wonderful to be able to start fresh!!!!! Good luck!

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