Google+ House Revivals: Beach House Kitchen Finishes and Inspiration

Friday, June 24, 2011

Beach House Kitchen Finishes and Inspiration

Several weeks ago I spent some time ironing out the final kitchen design for the beach house.  Remember this color concept board posted a few months ago?

Well, the kitchen colors will definitely be taking their cue from this concept, with the addition of spring grass green.

Here are some of our selections so far. I am in love with the soft gray painted cabinets....

The existing slate floors are gray, like the sand of Pacific Northwest beaches.

The gray cabinet finish we've chosen is inspired by silvery driftwood.

We would love to have quartz countertops that echoed the color of sun-bleached sand dollars, but those may have to be nixed due to cost over runs in other areas....

Bright green spring grass gives us the color inspiration for our large window treatment.

Streaks of pink in a local sunset and inspired the pops of pink for kitchen seating.

Natural hessian cloth accents are inspired by the color and texture of late season dune grass.

Of course, the kitchen transformation won't happen all at once --  we are doing the kitchen in three phases.  This first phase has focused on just making the kitchen functional, by working on the layout, making repairs, redoing drywall, replacing windows, and so on.  Our cabinets have not arrived yet, but they will be here soon!