Perhaps try dulux timeless grey against your samples (for the island cabinetry)
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And your flooring to be?
Well, I've looked at both whites, although couldn't find the Quarter strength, just full strength. I think either of them for your joinery will complement your Frosty Carrina bendhtop beautifully.
The tiles are a lovely colour and tie in well with your scheme. I'll do some checking and see where in Sydney they might be available.
Of the two floors (both are beautiful) I'm with you on lighter timber. But, here's what I'm wondering and it might help as a compromise with your husband. Would you be brave enough to your island cabinet in a dark grey or even black?
Sorry I mean Quarter strength Wairakei
I'm not sure what that would look like, I'll have to have a look at some colours. I have just seen some blacks (Resene paint brand) with distinct brown tones that I thought looked kind of dirty, not true black. Are you thinking grey with brown undertone to tie in with flooring?
I love the island bench cabinet in a dark colour. These just happen to be black or navy. I wish I'd thought to do this in my kitchen when we built a couple of years ago. I was so conscious to stay within budget that I didn't explore all the different styles and options. It's great you have a firm idea of what you want.
what style is your kitchen, overall? And the cabinets? Are they Shaker by any chance?
Dark grey island cabinets and dark timber flooring - it does look great!
Have you seen any lighter timber flooring you like? And would timber floor just be in the kitchen or are you extending it to include other rooms/areas.
yes, it is good to talk about these things! I've been enjoying this Houzz app.
Oh that's ok! I ran off to the kitchen to do the dishes and feed a dog!
Haha, very few ideas are truly original, so you are in plenty of good company! :)
i do the same thing, look through magazines and photos on internet. I know what I like when I see it, but not usually before!
Yes, I think a dark island cabinet will be striking on dark flooring, but it will also look beautiful on lighter. Maybe think about what other finishes you want in the room. Are you also looking for lighting or bench stools? Is this a new house or are you renovating?
Sounds like you will have a fun day out, Kathy! Looking forward to your photos. it's not always easy when there are differing preferences for particular features. It is a big decision about the flooring and you both want to be content with the decision. Best wishes!
Good point Creative Style. I just looked at the first photo I posted above of black island on light-mid colour flooring and black island stands out much more than when black is on dark floor. Same was true with grey islands in next lot of photos, although I noticed the lightest grey contrasted well with the dark timber floor.
Kathy, Knight Grey looks good next to Snowy Mts in natural light and kitchen lighting. Does half strength mean a lighter shade with half the pigmentation?
Knight Grey looks good with Natural White also in natural and kitchen lighting.
thx for sharing photos!
Hi Annb1997 sorry but you’ve misinterpreted my previous comment. Just to clarify, if the island and flooring are around the same depth of colour eg.both dark they will tend to merge into one another and the island will be less of a feature due to a lack of contrast.
Nope, I understood.
I think the tile will look very country style. Have you thought about using Frosty Carina on the splashback. It’s a lovely classic look!
Some images of that type of tile. From a practical standpoint, I have to wonder how easily it is to wipe clean as kitchen backsplash, but I have not personal experience. May be someone else does. Having said that, it has an interesting texture, shadowing and reflective qualities that are appealing. For me, I could easily have it in say a powder room and be happy with it.
If you are having doubts about using subway tiles, perhaps keep looking - try other suppliers and look through Houzz photos to see if something else catches your eye. I agree with Creative Style Interior Design that you won't go wrong using the same material as your benchtop.
Don't know but I would think the people at tile store would have idea about that. Good luck, Kathy.
I’d suggest the white tile and let the Frosty Carina benchtops be the hero in the space. Love to see photos when you’re finished!
Looks like the uneven edged ones are matte, whereas the earlier ones you were considering were glossy. The matte looks like it will blend much better than the glossy and not compete for attention as much, but I agree with Creative re the white tiles. Go with your gut and choose the ones that sing to you. Best wishes Kathy!