We’re kicking off the new year with a completed project! I loved designing this kitchen because the homeowner wasn’t afraid of incorporating her favourite colour into the cabinetry.

I’m dubbing Project Alderson as the “New Modern Farmhouse”. No stark white or black used here. We chose a traditional shaker style cabinet, softened the hardware using a gunmetal instead of black and incorporated a lot of wood tones to tie in the natural setting of the property. Read on to see all the details!

The Before

When I met the homeowner she was overwhelmed with the lack of storage and was trying to make do with secondary options. There was a large blank wall that was ripe for cabinetry. There was also a door to the back deck which was obsolete as there is a sliding door to the left in the adjacent dining room. There wasn’t enough counterspace either.

The homeowners like to entertain but there wasn’t anywhere for guests to hang out while in the kitchen. We discussed the potential for an island but there just wasn’t enough room. We decided built in cabinetry along the blank wall with a peninsula would provide much needed storage and additional counter space.

The After

The Details

This kitchen has been built using the Ikea Sektion cabinetry and we choose All Style Retrofit to produce the cabinet fronts in custom Benjamin Moore Colours – White Dove for the Uppers, Solitude for the Lowers.

We wanted a contrast in hardware but didn’t want to go with black. Top Knobs offers an “Ash Grey” metal which was perfect. We used the Lily Knob, Somerset Cup Pull and Ascendra Pull on the Pantry Doors.

We kept the faucet and sink in a darker charcoal tone to match the cabinet hardware. Faucet is Rook from Brizo and the Double Undermounted sink is the Precis U 1 3/4 in Cinder.

The homeowner wanted darker countertops and the Blue Savoy from Vicostone was a perfect mix of dark blue and charcoal veining.

A traditional subway tile was an obvious choice to soften the look and keep with the timeless farmhouse vibe of this space. Centura’s Artisan Tile in White has variation in tones was a perfect fit.

I haven’t done many tri-coloured kitchens but I really love the way this one turned out. It’s a timeless look that still reflects the homeowners personality!

Let me know what you think! Would you choose tri-coloured cabinetry for your kitchen?

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