Things are currently open for discussion in our house. By that I mean where we are going to live next. We are both ready for a change in the next year or so, and want to try somewhere else. My husband is angling for a few years in England (being a pom), and I’m wanting to be nearer the beach, but in Australia, although I’d very happily live on the US east coast for a few years.
So whilst these discussions and negotiations continue, I am thinking about my next kitchen. Of course I love a project and I can’t imagine ever finding a house here that is perfect in every way, (unless we move to the US or Brisbane!), so I am always preparing myself for a bit of a renovation job.
With that in mind, I’m thinking about my new kitchen. Currently I am enamoured with black and white kitchens. Whether it be black island and white top cabinets, or white cabinets and black countertops, or a mix of both. I went with a contrasting island with our current kitchen but it was subtle and safe. It is painted Dulux Spanish Olive, the same as the walls, but I think that next time I want to up the contrast and go for something striking and super stylish.
Here’s my inspiration. I think this kitchen below is fabulous. For me it has the perfect blend of white cabinets with black benchtops, a black island with marble top, dark timber floors and that bar cabinet on the right.
And here it is from another angle. I’m sure you’ve all seen this one before.