Just before the holidays I settled on a paint colour for my kitchen. It was not a difficult decision - I wasn't even going to bother trying a sample on the wall because I was so sure it would be perfect.
When I had received the fan deck from Farrow & Ball and came across Stiffkey Blue and Hague Blue I knew immediately that my kitchen needed to be blue. I went with Stiffkey because the colour just seemed perfect with black and white (and it is less dark and bold than Hague which seems to be much more on the teal/aqua side). Below is a beautiful bedroom painted in Stiffkey Blue.
Here is a before photo of my kitchen. It is all Ikea and very small and very boring. So imagine the walls painted in Stiffkey Blue. *SIGH* I might keep the ceiling white to ensure the space maintains its brightness. The faucet and cabinet handles will be replaced with brass ones. I just noticed in this photo that the dishwasher is just a large panel of stainless steel. Now I am wondering if I should cover it in white somehow. Anyway, even the light fixtures are Ikea (I think) and beyond boring so I will replace those (there is one in the middle of the ceiling too).
I was thinking this Vega 3 chandelier from Schoolhouse Electric would look fab in the middle of the room.
Then for over the sink I love a couple of different lights by Gubi - like this Bestlite pendant BL9
I hope now that I am finally starting to get over the miserable infection(s) I had over the holidays that I can manage to get the painting done this weekend. Fingers crossed! And I hope to gawd the paint is ok - idiot UPS delivery guy left it out on my porch in -20C weather.
I went poking around the internet while I was sick to get some inspiration of kitchens with brass, and I found several that have blue as a feature colour as well.