Pretty kitchen display

Are you a fan of open shelves in the kitchen or you’re more of a cabinet person? I have to admit a while back I was all about open shelving, but now I wouldn’t say ‘no’ to glossy, black-painted cabinets to add some drama to the area. So I’m asking you now – what would you choose?

The above is all very nice, but wait to see the cabinets – perfection! I’m in a dilemma now :)

Of course when speaking about kitchen, important is the functionality of the either shelves or the cabinets, so I guess it’s more of a ‘personal preferences’ matter rather than choosing – in my opinion both options are pretty yet functional.

What do you think?

*images 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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3 Responses to “Pretty kitchen display”

  1. Elise
    26. Apr, 2012 at 4:04 am #

    I like a good combo of both – a few open shelves for pretty glasses and plates above and closed cabinets on the bottom for pots and odds and ends!

  2. Lori @ Interior Domain Designs
    26. Apr, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    My favorite look right now is to have the lower cabinets painted in a darker color and have the upper cabinets in white. I’m in the process of painting my lower cabinets gray, but a soft subdued green or blue is nice, too.
    I like to have a few upper cabinets with glass doors and another area for open shelving. It really opens up a kitchen. Kinda depends on your kitchen layout.

  3. Liz Kelly Zook
    26. Apr, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    I agree with Elise. I love the thought of mixing both. I think I would put them side by side, though. I like the idea of open cabinets on both sides of closed cabinets.
    You always find the best pictures!

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