Ooh, I've always wanted to do a poll, so here we go. I want your input. You see, I'm not terribly fond of my kitchen. The blood red wall color (Unappetizing thought, huh? Plus red's supposed to make you hungry and my weight and I do NOT need that!) and the orangey stain on the cabinets doesn't not play nicely with the gray blue counter tops. I'm going to repaint soon. Don't try to change my mind. I already have the paint. I know a lot of people like a red kitchen, but it's SO not me. First of all, it's very country kitcheny. (I will suppress my gagging sounds...) Second of all, it doesn't flow well with my "colors." When M and I were getting married, people would ask us what our kitchen colors were:
G: White. (I'd patiently explain this even though it should have been obvious looking at our registry. We didn't forget to add anything with color. We wanted everything in white.)
Color Demanding Gift Giver: But that's not a color.
G: Okay, then stainless steel and chrome.
CDGG: Yah, um, that's still not really a color...
G: Does light wood count?
CDGG: Well, um...no. Not really.
G: Black? Gray? Well, sheesh. I suppose if you MUST have a color, then blue. Is that good enough for ya? Huh, huh?
Except in reality I was not that hostile out loud. I don't think... They were giving me a gift after all.
So anyway, the point of all this is that I think putting some hardware on my kitchen cabinets would do wonders. You know, some handles so I can actually open the darn things. I would love something uber modern, but I know I should forbear. I insist on something silverish colored to help tie in the counters and my eventual wall color. In the end I want something that can look modern in the right setting, but if we ever have to sell the house, I want a fairly neutral look. I don't want to alienate all those red kitchen loving potential buyers out there. Plus I don't want to look at them in 5 years and say, "That is so turn of the century..." So it sounds like what I'm saying is, they should be really boring. Hmm...
So what do you think of this?
Is it modern without being trendy? Is it traditional enough to appeal to most people? Please vote in the sidebar and feel free to pontificate in the comments.