The truth is this kitchen was designed by a moron who doesn't cook or have more than a couple plates and cups... and maybe one cereal box and a couple cans in their cupboards. Being a cooking, foodie family with a professional Chef as head of the household, we have not only lots of dishes, equipment, and seasonings/condiments, we have lots of food. We cook most meals at home from scratch, so those ingredients and supplies have to be stored somewhere. Too bad they don't fit here.
Ok, that's enough griping. First, look at what we did. This took me an entire day off and while Frank had to get used to it, Rachel and I instantly fell in love.
The "After" picture was taken at night, but in real life, the room really isn't dark at all. The pale cupboards keep the room light and bright. Plus... the window over the sink and patio door (immediately to the right of this shot) are a southern exposure, which keeps it sunny in there.
What do you think? Would you be brave enough to paint a wall with a dark color like this?