Tuesday, August 19, 2008

You know what they say...

and it's true in many ways, but it's what's on the inside that really counts when it comes you home....but you knew that already I'm sure!! But, when opening up my favorite magazines this month, I found this to be true in one particular way especially...Kitchen cabinets with colorful insides!!!


In House Beautiful, I feel in love with this coastal home...but the Kitchen especially, with it's white cabinets and aquamarine interior, adding depth and punch to the owner's collection of white dishes. I have a tall built-in cabinet in my Kitchen with glass, that I was planning on doing the same thing too!


Then this crimson red, which screams out against a once plain set of white cabinets in the Kitchen of designer Michael Bastian featured in Domino, caught my eye. Filled with with a "high-low cache of dollar-store champagne glasses, hand-me-down fine china and Tiffany candlesticks", a background that can make even missed matched collections come together!

Well, anyone here that's pained their cabinet interiors? If so, I'm curious as to what color?

Text exert from Alison Griffin/Domino Magazine

10 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I haven't painted the backs of my cabinets, but I have papered them.
I love the first picture~it's lovely.

Islipian said...

oh my GAWD, the built-ins are to die for!

my kitchen cabinet with glass-front door is painted light blue to match the remaining painted wall - can be seen on my yesterday's blog (built-ins seem to be the theme of the week!)

porter hovey said...

Just adore the canisters! Really great!

SimplyGrove said...

I love this idea! It would freshen up any ole cabinetry!

::{J}:: said...

I'm with Laura. I have papered them but not painted, although I think that's another great idea! Thanks!

Alkemie said...

I love cabinets or shelves that are painted or wallpapered on the inside. Or a mirrored hehe. Lovely picks you have here to showcase this. I have a set of display cabinets that have a mirrored backing.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

A glossy bourbon colour inside of black kitchen cabinets.

Style Court said...

I noticed that red interior right off the bat too. One of my favorite things photographed this month.

Fifi Flowers said...

Love these cabinets... great laundry display... although I hate to do laundry... I do like a little drink or two... so the bar display is rather appealing as well... hmmmm... NICE!

K said...

Oh my goodness, that first cabinet that you showed is gorgeous! I love how tidy it is!!

-Kait