I’m super excited about my kitchen renovations. Although we are still in 2020, and currently living through a global pandemic (covid-19) with shelter in place orders, planning at this moment has helped me come up with a concept and color story for my new kitchen. Even though I’m keeping the existing layout, what’s drastically changing is the cabinetry and color.
The color scheme I decided for this renovation are teal, black, white, grey and gold (for pulls, handles and faucet). The two main goals for this renovation are 1) storage and 2) clutter-free counter tops. The addition of 2 pantry cabinets adds more than enough storage for food, pots and cleaning supplies.
I created two versions of the main kitchen wall. Option 1 has standard upper cabinets. In option 2, I included an additional cabinet that will have a garage door to easily hide my toaster and other crap we normally place on the counter.
Color Story Concept
The concept for my kitchen renovation was heavily inspired by my Caribbean roots. Every summer as a child I visited my grandmother in the San Jose De Ocoa en La Republica Dominicana. The black, white reminds me of the mountain’s shadow right before the sun went down, while the teal reminds me of the vivid morning sky. As an adult I traveled to various Caribbean islands where wood, stone and metal materials further amplified the natural beauty of the land. These were some of the happiest moments in my life and I wanted to make sure my kitchen reflected that feeling.