Well it was finally time to put my money where my mouth is and after several posts about the joys of grey paint and the acquisition of a coordinating grey kitten, it was time to paint the kitchen grey.
Despite the rather sudden arrival of the cat, the idea of painting the room grey had been bubbling away for some time.
It had been painted in Farrow & Ball Pointing, which, at the time, we thought went brilliantly with the Ikea cupboards but had somehow taken on a yellowish tinge, which we emphatically didn’t want.
So, after a few attempts with mixer pots we decided to choose Cornforth White for the walls, and to stick with an old plan to paint the shelves in Downpipe.
And here are the results. What do you think? I particularly love the shelves, which really give some presence to the room and make all the objects look almost curated.
The contrast between the soft grey walls and dramatic shelving is also pleasing.
The woodwork, for those who like to know everything, is Wimborne White, the same as all the rest of the house.
And, there is Enid, whom some will say is responsible for the change of colour.
And here are some more beautiful grey kitchens