A bright white kitchen reveal with @PARAPaints
It’s a glorious bright, cheery colour. It’s not the paint’s fault. It’s mine. When I picked the colour, I had delusions of grandeur. If you know me, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Anyhoo….I picked the colour based on the longer term dream of painting all the cabinets and getting new counter tops.
Reality check Heather…as IF! Counter tops cost cash money, and painting an entire room of cupboards would be a nightmare.
Learn from my mistake.
Paint should compliment what you’ve got, not what what will be. Paint is easy to change.
If you’re wondering….. I fall squarely into the “it’s only paint” camp. #CaptainObviousHere
Here’s a photo of the yellow kitchen, click here to see all the before shots.
So, to work with what I’ve got, bring out the best in the counters & cupboards I picked a bright almost white, called Peaches ‘N Cream. Which every time I say the name makes me start singing this delightful little diddy from the 90s. I am always amazed what gets stuck in my brain.
It’s pretty shocking to see what a dramatic change it makes. Everything just works! The subtle peachy white just works so beautifully with the cabinets and highlights the creamy veins in the counter tops perfectly.
What made me super nervous about this project was how many coats it would take to cover the bright yellow. I’ve covered up bright walls before and have always had to make return trips to the store to get more primer. Turns out, I clearly wasn’t using the right primer! The team at PARA recommended Para Paints Super Stick primer and let me tell you, that stuff COVERS. If you are covering up bright walls, this should be on your list of supplies. Two solid coats of this primer and two solid coats of Peaches ‘N Cream and the job was done.
It is so lovely and bright! It also really lets some of my favourite things, like our vintage skis, stand out. I love those skis.
ps. don’t you just love the pretty forsythia? I picked it up, along with the tulips at my new favourite floral shop Snowberry Botanicals. It is so pretty and full of inspiration! I popped some cute dollar store birds & butterflies (which I used here and here before) on them, and it just screams spring!
Disclosure: As you know I am SO PLEASED to have been chosen as one of this year’s Para Paints #ParaBlogCrew members. Para provides me with all the paint a girl can use, however I am not financially compensated for either my time or how many manicures I ruin:) And it’s totally worth it!:)
Other Para posts:
- Clean Crisp Bathroom
- Beautiful Blue Door
- Drab to Fab Cabinet make-over
- Our Hot Pink Living Room
- Green dining room chairs