Browsing through endless palette colors proved to be tedious, and my indecisive self could not decide on a bold reddish color or to use more earthy tones. Considering the kitchen goes off onto a deck and out into a garden of fresh herbs, mature trees, as well as my personal love for outdoors, nature and greenery the emerging theme was apparent - earth friendly tones. Benjamin Moore’s Misted Fern (green) provides a nice accent wall which complements the lighter Hemp Seed (a shade of beige) color. These colors stand out even more with the trim painted white. The earthy theme was enhanced with bamboo placements, bamboo shoots in a glass vase and potted herbs growing (basil, coriander, dill, rosemary), which I will be transplanting to the garden today.
Other additions to render this 1940s home more modern were the addition of a high glass pub table with leather stools. And lastly my kitchen would not be complete without a chalkboard featuring the menu of the day – one of my many narotic tendencies. I used an old picture frame without the glass, primed the pressed board and then painted a few coats of Benjamin Moore’s black chalkboard paint. As usual I posted way too many photos... enjoy!
Fresh strawberries from the Parkdale Market
Before around door
After around door
More pictures of the kitchen before being painted can be seen here.