I think I have mentioned ad nauseum that I plan to do white kitchen cabinets around the perimeter of our kitchen….and I want a very light grey glaze on them. And this is still very much my vision…..but I’ve run into a snag…..and would love your opinions.
Currently, the kitchen cabinets go right up to the moldings and at least on one side of the kitchen the moldings extend with no good break to change the way we paint them. So, our options are to do the cabinet glaze on the moldings all the way around the room…..or to keep them the trim color of the rest of the house (which incidentally is the base color of our kitchen cabinets). Of course, a third option is to not glaze the cabinets….but it isn’t really a major option for me at this point. Here is a view of the moldings….note that they extend up on to the ceiling all the way around….
And here is a view of the wall that separates the kitchen and the family room. I feel like if we glaze the moldings we’ll need to carry it on to the columns and I just cannot visualize how this will look….and whether or not I’ll be happy with the look. I will not be glazing the cabinetry in the family room…..or the molding.
Here is an example I found of glazed cabinets where the moldings were not glazed. This example is hard to compare to our kitchen because the colors are so different, and they have more going on with the wooden ceiling. But, you get the idea. Would I have noticed this if I hadn’t been looking, not sure…..but I am looking and the difference is very noticeable to me.
Here is another example. More subtle but you can still tell the moldings are different from the cabinets. This one doesn’t seem quite so jarring to me…..and is probably in line with the variance you’d notice if I kept our moldings in line with the rest of the house, while glazing the cabinets.
Here is another example of the trim and cabinet color being different. Again, fairly subtle, but definitely noticeable if you are paying attention.
Venegas and Company
One last image where the moldings contrast with the cabinet color…..
Warmington & North
While not a kitchen, this next image gives a good idea of glazed trim. After all, it isn’t the trim above the cabinets that is giving me pause. But rather, the trim on the rest of the room so this image helps me to visualize….
Valerie DeRoy Interiors
Below is a glazed trim in a kitchen that appears to extend around the room.
Curb Appeal Renovations
And an example of painted cabinets with trim being carried around the room….
Garrison Hullinger Interior Design
And one final image of the cabinet color incorporated into the moldings around the room.
Which look do you favor?
Care to weigh in?