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Different coloured kitchen doors....

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mrsbleasdale Sat 10-Sep-11 17:41:59

Would this be daft??

We have kitchen opening onto dinning/morning room - which is very dark. Kitchen is lighter due to massive window. I now quite fancy light oak units, easier to hide kids hand marks and more hard wearing i think. As the dinning/morning room bit is dark, to lighten it up would white/off white doors but the same style as the oak work? The colours would not be next to each other, but in an open plan layout. Only cupboards in 2 alcoves....

Or should i just get everything the same.....

nooka Sat 10-Sep-11 17:56:29

We did our kitchen with blue and yellow doors (they were wood with panels of colour) and I loved it. I don't think all the cupboards need to look the same so long as it looks planned. Another alternative would be to go for a shaker style unit in your dining room.

Georgimama Sat 10-Sep-11 18:00:18

The smallbone/chalon sort of look? Love it.

mrsbleasdale Sat 10-Sep-11 18:03:31

do you have a link georgi

Wow, you're brave with blue and yellow! Was thinking shaker doors...

mrsbleasdale Sat 10-Sep-11 18:05:26

oh gosh! just googled chalon ...... i'd kill for a kitchen like that!!!

Georgimama Sat 10-Sep-11 18:06:07

Not the greatest illustration of what I mean but here they have one run of cupboards in one paint colour and an island unit in another finish, but same style of units so it works. You see the kind of look you describe in interiors mags a lot and I really like it.

noddyholder Sat 10-Sep-11 18:07:01

like this? It needs a lot of thought to look good it definitely isn't something to do without planning it out in detail first and having a definite balanced design otherwise it could look a mismatch

Georgimama Sat 10-Sep-11 18:07:36

Well yes, clearly I don't actually have a chalon kitchen (or a smallbone one for that matter) but have tried to replicate the look with B&Q shaker doors, an antique half pine/half painted kitchen table and a dresser my husband built with a handy alcove, a painted chest of drawers and some MDF! It looks good, honestly!

pixma Sat 10-Sep-11 18:09:35

hand painted smallbone/chalon stylee.

mrsbleasdale Sat 10-Sep-11 18:13:06

The idea is similar, but the oak would be in the kitchen area which is a rectangle shape opening onto much bigger square morning room. So the units would be nowhere near each other...

Serious kitchen envy going on now too grin

Georgimama Sat 10-Sep-11 18:15:23

It will work. I have seen very similar things in interiors mags, unfortunately cannot linkie to any relevant pictures but I think it would look lovely.

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