Love my backyard, but after a rainstorm it turns into a lake! I've decided to completely get rid of the grass and transform it into a beautiful, peaceful flower garden retreat. I will not
only be adding soil to the low spots which will help redirect the water, but I will create a beautiful space where I would much rather spend my time with the flowers and plants than cutting the grass :) Huge undertaking, but I am psyched up for it!
So far, I have used some "lasagna gardening" techniques- covered all of the grass (and weeds!) with newspaper, cardboard or paper yard refuse bags. Second step, top that with garden soil mix. I am waiting until I'm sure there are no more frost advisories before I start to plant my flowers and vines. I've started collecting the seedlings I'm going to plant as well as growing some from seeds. (I've got an ENTIRE back yard to fill with flowers!!!) I've been planning my secret garden layout and I can't wait until I can actually start planting my flowers! Wish me luck!
That said- the house is currently painted a nice, 'safe', beige with some maroon accents. Beautiful yes, but I want to do something completely different.. Simply because I CAN.
The first pic is my master bath. I want to paint the walls a dark grey. I think it would look fab with the white tile/trim. However, I do not currently have plans of changing the cabinets, which are wood. Is this going to look ridiculous?
Same issue with the kitchen.. The previous owner has blue laminate counters (which I want to change, SOMEDAY), and a darker blue tile backsplash. IMO it does not mesh with the cabinet color, or the current wall color. What I want to change right now: I'm going with a wayyy lighter grey in the living spaces/kitchen/etc (with a smokey blue accent wall in living room)
So. Is going to a cooler nuetral color going to be painful to look at with the warm cabinet colors? A kitchen remodel is in my 5 year plan but not tomorrow.
Thanks fellow hometalkers :)
Commented on Jul 26, 2012
I just bought a can of blue paint for my kitchen with your same cabinet colors. If you get
tired of white. :) I'm also going to put in a "tin" backsplash. If you google blue kitchens I found some great ones out there. The blue I like is similar to the classic Wedgewood blue. It has a hint of gray, a dusty blue, looks great with cabinets (Think blue jeans and cowboy boots). I have white appliances, light cabinets, soon to be blue walls. Be brave! It's just paint. :)
one in our neighborhood built. Well the kitchen was pretty but painted very dark colors. I have repainted the entire kitchen a blue gray color and a lighter blue with a hint of yellow.
Well my kitchen still seems dark. I want to have my kitchen cabinets painted a light to medium tone gray with clear or chrome knobs and my floors a hard wood. Give me opinions will this be hard to sell my home once we choose to sell down the line? and am I ruining the upgraded cabinets?
Commented on Jul 26, 2012
I agree, the cabinets are beautiful. I think such a vivid yellow accent is not helping your
eye. The blue looks really good and the cabinets are lovely. Maybe a softer, buttery yellow would help with the over-all vision and make the darker colors feel soothing rather than dark?