Should I paint my kitchen?? I would love your insight!
I love Houzz and have received so much inspiration here for my new home which is a Manhattan Penthouse Condo that I bought for many reasons but what I have hated since I first laid eyes on is the kitchen! I gave myself one year to live in it and see if it would grow on me. It hasn't. It certainly has to do with my passion (or obsession maybe!?) of my entire home being light ivory, white and pastel colors. Very soft and light. Which this kitchen is not.
With the quote I got for putting in a new kitchen (well...another new kitchen given that the existing one was brand new as well when I got the place) which I initially intended to do this was not an option at the moment.
And then when browsing the internet it dawned on me, I could just paint the existing kitchen WHITE :-) !! And I could look into finding an inexpensive countertop (does that even exist?) and replace the tiles for peach or rose colored ones or just see through glass.
I have fallen in love with that idea and I can already see it being all light and soft! BUT I am worried that I would maybe ruin a brand new nice wood kitchen just because it is not my taste and that if I ever were to resell that would be a problem. Many friends really really like the existing kitchen but I would be so much happier with it being light and pleasing to my eye like the "rest" of the house. It is my home after all right?
I am attaching 2 pictures of the (I know, many will think, beautiful) kitchen and 2 pictures that show my home a little bit to give you an idea of what I like. Everything is still a work in progress and things such as wall paint, wall papers and more will still happen.
I would love your feedback and ideas! Maybe I am being a brat to this kitchen which certainly is not a bad one at all. Ah questions over questions...
If some of you will ask, I do not know if this will be my home for life or if I would resell it. My hope is that I will be very happy here and call this my home as long as it fits.
Thank you so so much for you input!