I find myself in an unusual position this week. After four months of builders (on and off), three bedrooms completely transformed and two bathrooms designed we have reached the kitchen. This will lead through to the pantry, off which sits the shower room/downstairs loo.
The floor for this whole space has been chosen (Ca Pietra Marlborough Terracotta) as well as the wall tiles for both the kitchen/pantry (parchment) and shower room /loo (khaki and cotton). We have picked the lights, decided on the wall colour, the worktop the taps, basins, sinks and appliances.
Bear in mind we have had to do this in the sitting room and bedrooms too – not appliances but flooring and paint and window dressings.
And I’ve hit a wall. I cannot decide what colour to paint the kitchen cupboards.Originally they were going to be covered in a tough type of laminate that would protect them from chips and scratching. That was going to be a sort of warm pale pink. Then that colour was discontinued and we reverted to paint. And we went off the pink. So we sat with green for a while. Then decided that was for the loo and we should be different in the kitchen. So we went to dark brown. But we had that in the last house. Although I still like it and it would be a different version and we moved for circumstance not because we didn’t love the house any more. Although I understand it’s all being ripped out anyway.
I’m not necessarily asking for advice because you haven’t seen the rest of the house, nor the design of this room and the worktop we have chosen – that’s a bit different and there will be a reveal to come. Although I always welcome opinions I’m aware that if 28 of you comment on four different colours there will be an even split between all four.
It’s just an unusual place for me to find myself. I have made about 847* decisions in the last four months and the 848th has defeated me. (*Not necessarily a completely accurate number).
It’s definitely going to be a very dark olive green, or a dark brown leather, or perhaps a soft pink. But maybe I should revert to my lockdown self and look at that straw-like yellow. The Mad Husband, who says he now doesn’t want pink (having been on board with pink) now says he likes yellow. I’m not sure about that with the floor. But maybe it would be amazing. Although it needs natural wood like this and there’s no island. But there are shelves. And a table.
I’ve got about three weeks to make a decision….. right now it’s wide open.