This is a busy time of year for my business – things typically are a little slow after Christmas into February and then they pick up just in time for warmer weather. Unlike other years, I’ve had quite a few clients booked well in advance for starting this spring and summer, which is great. I’ve also had a flurry of “Can-you-help-me-right-this-very-moment-with-my-kitchen-renovation??” emails and phone calls as well. I feel bad that I’m not able to jump in and help right away. In fact, not only do I feel bad that I can’t jump to their aid, I’ve been allowing guilt to creep in. I can take a wonderful situation (busy!) and turn it into something to feel guilt and stress over. The human capacity for creating anxiety out of something good is amazing to me.
This year seems to be the year of the dark kitchen for my business! I had a flurry of all white kitchens last year and, as things go, this year is starting out to be dark and interesting. Let’s take a look at some darker kitchens to inspire you to break out from the pack of white kitchens. We’re thinking moody and handsome. Put some John Coltrane on, rent an old Michelle Pfeiffer movie and dim those lights!
What do you think? Is this a real kitchen trend or just a few reactions to years of all white kitchens? Or, are you just tired of hearing about kitchen trends in general? I know I can get really tired of hearing about the death of the subway tile. I also see so many different kitchens that I know that one person’s all-white beauty is another person’s all-white nightmare. Make your kitchen your own and gather your inspiration from things that bring you joy.
“I swear she’s destined for the screen / closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you’ve ever seen”
– Vance Joy, Riptide