When I first started thinking about color for my new kitchen, I knew I wanted something a bit bold, as I've lived with country blue and ivory for the past 17 years and it was getting tiring to look at. Our house had been given a little "facelift" before we bought it with fresh paint, wall paper, and carpet, but we didn't really do a lot to it in all these years until recently when we embarked on our renovation project.
I received a new KitchenAid stand mixer for Christmas back in 2009 and I love using it. I had requested a RED one and that's what I was given! So, it made sense (at least to me!) to make it a focal point of my new kitchen.
Ed was very leary of a bold statement in the kitchen when I suggested red walls. In fact, he nixed the idea right off the bat! He's one who likes the subtle, neutral colors and most of the time I'm okay with that - but this time we had to reach a compromise (which we did several times in the course of our remodeling project!). Along with the help of some of my dear girlfriends, I was able to convince him that a little splash of color (for at least 2 walls in the kitchen) would be a good thing and would be relatively painless for him.
He's coming around.
(plus, he loves that mixer - it makes great chocolate brownies, which are his favorite!).