My husbands good friend from growing up, Jim, emailed me with a design dilemma. They HATE their kitchen as it is today and want to make a change.
Here's a picture of the current condition...
View from the kitchen into the eating area
He mentioned white cabinets with navy walls so here is some inspiration for him. I think this color combo is so fantastic! Love the pop of color against the white cabinets. My friend Kristen recently redid her kitchen in a VERY similar color and she thinks it was called Cayman Bay by Behr.
And I love the idea of a gallery wall on the eat-in panelled wall.
I sent him this tutorial from Not Just a Housewife I recently found on a link party. I've never painted kitchen cabinets (although I'm DYING to paint my own!) so I can't vouch for how this method works. It does seem on the simpler side when comparing it to other kitchen cabinet tutorials. I told him I would add the step of using a water based poly to protect all his hard work!
I might also recommend buying of of these bad boys. My mom and sister swear by it and I think it would be more cost effective than buying a bunch of cans of spray paint.
Home Depot $68
Wagner Control Spray Double Duty
So I will leave you with one question. What color do you think they should paint the fully panelled wall? I thought white so that everything with the panelled look (including the cabinets) would be white and all other wall space would be the blue color. But what you do you guys think?