Two Tone Kitchen Reveal

With a handful of paint chips and the Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer to try out the colors with, I quickly whittled my options down to Peppercorn. But then, the second guessing started so on my trip to buy paint, I decided to ask the Sherwin-Williams staff for their opinion. The girl there was so helpful and asked me questions about the space and what I was after. I wanted a color that could take a beating since little feet sit in this space and leave kick marks. Also, the adjoining room has a lot of color in it. There’s an orange zebra rug that is pretty much an attention hog, and I didn’t want a color that would compete with it. Also, we have light gray bar stools, and I wanted a color that would make them stand out. She recommended using a complementary color, and we settled on Peppercorn (just like the Color Visualizer had). See part 1 of the process here.

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I loved that when I described that I was looking for a color that would “ground” the kitchen, she knew exactly what I was talking about. My husband, on the other hand, looked confused when I used the word, but she totally got it! It’s so nice to work with people who speak my language! After I had the color in hand, I needed to make a choice of which line of paint to use. I went with the staff recommended, Emerald™ Paint with a Satin finish, because of the built-in primer, durability, easy clean up and low VOC. This area is going to have to be pretty tough to survive my crew.

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It was like painting with butter! It went on smooth and covered well.

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In two coats I had the bead-board painted and ready to go around the bar.

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Peppercorn added a richness to the kitchen that has been missing, and I think it looks good with the stainless and black appliances in the background. And, our barstools definitely stand out! I love it! Every time I walk in the room I stop and admire what a just a little change of color can do for a room.

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Finally, after 18 months, our kitchen feels complete. Like it is here to stay and isn’t floating up, up and away.

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  1. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. Says: May 20, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love the color combination. I’ve used Peppercorn on furniture – such a rich beautiful color! … And I desperately need to give my family room a fresh new look! … And thanks for the tip on the Emerald paint line. I will give that a try for sure!

  2. I love it! I would definitely choose my kitchen for a makeover. So many cabinets and hardware that need to be painted/replaced. Thanks for the chance.

  3. My kitchen is in need of a makeover also! Yours looks gorgeous!

  4. Veronica Glen Says: May 20, 2013 at 6:58 am

    This comes at the perfect time. We are redoing our kitchen and I have yet to do the cabinets. I’m so nervous I will pick the wrong color. We have black bamboo floors so I’m thinking about doing and antique white, with black stain to “age” them. I will have to see what the visualizer suggests.

  5. Nancy E Says: May 20, 2013 at 6:58 am

    I would love to make over my toy room, it is in need of an update. Thanx for the entry chance!

  6. I love the color. It grounds the space very nicely. What I am really coveting are your stools. Where did you get them?

  7. Kristy Bingham Says: May 20, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Your kitchen looks great! I would pick my kitchen, also. My cabinets need some updating, also.

  8. I really love the white cabinets, too. That really makes those great color choices “pop”.
    Our kitchen is stuck in 1980 and needs some serious help!

  9. Bethany Says: May 20, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I don’t know if I can pick one room, but if I had to I would go with our downstairs family room. It is on big giant rectangle of green walls. Big space, no personality. I would love to redo it.

  10. wow, it does look great. as for us, what room? well the question should be what room wouldn’t we pick? they all need help!! :)

  11. Melissa Says: May 20, 2013 at 9:17 am

    You kitchen looks amazing! I would redo our upstairs bathroom.

  12. I LOVE THOSE STOOLS!!!!

    Our Living Room needs a TOTAL makeover….crossing my fingers :)

  13. Hollye K Says: May 20, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I so desperately need to paint my living room & dining room! We moved in a little over a year ago and the color is horrible! It will be a pretty big projext to tackle and money seems to be going to all of our other projects around the house. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this!

  14. Susan Mitchell Says: May 20, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I want to do our kitchen so bad! i wanted to go with a two grey combo but can’t get the man of the house on board— I’ll have to show him yours:)

  15. I would like to makeover my kitchen!

  16. I tweeted this giveaway! @keshakeke

  17. Beth Dodd Says: May 20, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Your kitchen looks fabulous! Since we did our kitchen last summer I would love to do our master bedroom. After 10 years if the same color I am ready for a change. Thanks for the chance! Smiles-Beth

  18. ColleenB. Says: May 20, 2013 at 10:33 am

    What a Beautiful kitchen make-over. Love the colors.
    I would make-over my living/dining room area
    ColleenB.

  19. It looks so great! I am looking to do the same thing with my kitchen!

  20. Anne Haun Says: May 20, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I would love to makeover my dated bathroom.

  21. Stephanie Says: May 20, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I love it! I have been thinking about painting my kitchen but im not sure I am up for the task. What color are the kitchen walls?

  22. Love it…looks like a totally different kitchen!

  23. Love the kitchen. I really want to repaint my kitchen!!

  24. Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love it all, especially the bar stools.
    I have been itching to paint my entire house. I have got to get rid of the builder beige we have going on! The gift card would sure come in handy for that. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
    Logan

  25. I would love to redo our guest bedroom :)

  26. Megan m Says: May 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Love the added color! I’ve been pinning like crazy for ideas to redo our master. We hit 10 years married this June and think that would be a nice project to celebrate!

  27. Melanie C Says: May 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    My kitchen needs a makeover :)

  28. Shawn B! Says: May 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    My laundry room is still builder white, after five years! Help, p,ease!! :)

  29. Joyce R. Says: May 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    My kitchen cabinets are hunter green and white. Last summer I painted the walls and trim, now I need to update the cabinet colors. Yours looks great.

  30. I would love to make over our living room…it is so dark and drab

  31. Tara S. Says: May 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    We are moving into a new-to-us home next month and many of the rooms need TLC, especially
    the kitchen.

  32. Kelly D Says: May 20, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I would like to makeover our computer room, it needs some color and organization.

  33. Kelly D Says: May 20, 2013 at 8:21 pm
  34. DorothyH Says: May 20, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    The kitchen walls! It’s been on my list since we moved in but it will get done this summer! I adore what you have done in your kitchen! I would love to paint our cabinets but the hubby’s eye bulged the second I said it…maybe in time, i’ll let him get use to the idea;). Thank you for the chance to win some paint!

  35. Amy Reed Says: May 20, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I would love to paint my daughter’s bedroom – I erred my allowing her to choose her own paint color = BIG mistake! it is the most horrible shade of tealish, turquoise blue you would ever want to see! HELP!

  36. Amy Reed Says: May 20, 2013 at 9:39 pm
  37. Amy Reed Says: May 20, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Your room is lovely! I really need to repaint my daughter’s bedroom – it’s a very bright turquoise, so not at all calming.

  38. My kitchen needs a huge makeover!

  39. Stacy F. Says: May 20, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I would love to redo our great room. I liked the colors 8 years ago when we moved here but not so much now :)

  40. Tracie Gulit- the bunch Says: May 20, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I would use the paint to FINALLY paint my beautiful craft table I built. I’d also paint coordinating furniture pieces and the walls in my craft room/daugjter’s play room!

  41. I would love to makeover my daughters room.

  42. I would make over our office / guest room / catch all… please tell me I am not the only one with a room that the door always stays shut!

  43. I would love to redo my entry, the door, walls, stairs, lighting, the whole shabang!

  44. I would love to makeover our kitchen! It has the old honey oak cabinets that I am not a fan of.

  45. I would love to win a gift card! We need to paint our dining room!

  46. Great makeover! Thanks for the give away!

  47. Merle M Says: May 22, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    living room

  48. Merle M Says: May 22, 2013 at 12:28 pm
  49. Sandy Sheller Says: May 23, 2013 at 6:14 am

    I would paint my kitchen. The orange has got to go!!!

  50. Julianne Says: May 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

    This looks amazing! I just purchased beadboard for my island and was going to paint it white with the rest of my cabinets, but now that I see this I’m thinking I may go two tone as well! May I ask if you wrapped the beadboard around the side of the island and painted it grey? Or is it white like the rest of the cabinets. Either way, love it!

  51. Amanda K Says: May 23, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I would love to win the gift card. We just moved into our first house this last weekend. We have 1950s kitchen cabinets that the previous owner painted two-tone. The boxes are beige and the drawers and doors are royal blue. It’s hideous and we need all the help we can get!

  52. Kristen S Says: May 23, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Your kitchen looks great!! If I have to pick just one room to makeover, I’d say my boys’ bedroom. They are teens now and it totally needs a new paint job!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  53. We are closing on our first home in just 2 weeks! I am so excited to get in there and update some things…the first definitely being the kitchen!

  54. crystal Says: May 23, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Love your kitchen! We are planning on painting our cabinets in the kitchen soon.

  55. Holly Kolvig Says: May 23, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I would LOVE to win this! I NEED my kitchen done, but I would use the prize money to paint all the interior doors in my house Sherwin Williams “BLACK FOX” in Semi-Gloss using the Duration line. I just got done testing the color with there fabulous to go color samples on the mudroom and it is SPOT on PERFECT. And you are absolutely right Duration and Emerald are just HEAVENLY to work with and talk about ADEHSION!!!

  56. Anna McFall Says: May 23, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I would love to do the same thing to my ugly stock oak cabinets too. You did a great job!

  57. Rebekah Says: May 23, 2013 at 11:58 am

    LOVE the look of the newly painted kitchen. I would take down my wallpaper border give my kitchen an update as well.

  58. Looks great! We started a similar kitchen makeover a year ago – I would love to finish that! :)

  59. I love it! I have been looking to do something with my kitchen! I love the wall color!

  60. Elizabeth Strautman Says: May 23, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I would love to update my kitchen! It’s still just boring builder-grade everything. The pictures of your redone kitchen are inspiring! :)

  61. I love it, but you already know that! I love, love the color you chose. I would redo/paint my kitchen area if I were chosen.

  62. Aimee Gaston Says: May 23, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I would love to give my bedroom an updated look!

  63. Allison B. Says: May 23, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I would redo my kitchen cabinets. I know, I know, that is just what you did, but my kitchen has 2 different colors of cabinets pieced together, so it really needs painted!

  64. I would use the gift card to buy paint to brighten up my basement because this space hardly gets used. I cannot get past the darkness of it, especially in the cold dark michigan winter.

  65. Melissa K. Says: May 23, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Beautiful kitchen! Given the chance, I’d update our kitchen colors or our family room. They’re joined rooms and could both use it. :)

  66. Kate F. Says: May 24, 2013 at 10:38 am

    I’d like to makeover my bathroom.

  67. Katie K Says: May 24, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I’d make over my bonus room which is the last of my home projects for a complete renovation. This would be a nice start!

  68. Adrienne Gordon Says: May 24, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Need to do my bedroom.

  69. I really would love to update my kitchen. I love yours and have been trying to convince my hubby to go with a two tone painted look for a few months now! I guess I need to get him on pinterest! LOL!

  70. Valerie Says: May 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    My kitchen is definitely top on the list for a makeover!

  71. Margaret Smith Says: May 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I’d love to makeover our living room. Thanks so much.

  72. Margaret Smith Says: May 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm
  73. Serena Powell Says: May 25, 2013 at 4:10 am

    I would redo my bedroom

  74. Cynthia C Says: May 25, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Can I pick all of them? I guess I’d start with my bathroom.

  75. Cynthia C Says: May 25, 2013 at 11:27 am
  76. I would like to makeover my living room

  77. Marcia Goss Says: May 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    My kitchen is outdated and could really use a makeover!

  78. Marcia Goss Says: May 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm
  79. My bedroom is a horrible shade of purple. That needs to go away.

  80. Nicole Blackwell Says: May 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Wow! Love the kitchen! My parents had great success with Sherwin Williams as well when they wanted to paint their new house. My husband and I just bought our house in August and have been doing little things here and there. We’re so scared of painting the wrong color! If we won the $100, I would definitely get started and it would have to be our bedroom. I hate the boring paint the home builder used!

  81. Nicole Blackwell Says: May 25, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I just tweeted also (not sure if I’m doing this part right…)

    thecraftingchicks.com/2013/05/two-to…#SweepstakesEntryWould love to win some $$— Nicole Blackwell (@NMBlackwell) May 25, 2013

  82. Christy Says: May 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I would love a color lift in my family room or living room. When we moved into our home 5 years ago, it was original flat white paint. The kids rooms got painted but the rest of the house…you guessed it…still white. Time for a much needed change and I’ve got the vision, just not the money. Thanks for the great give-away!

  83. PAIGE CHANDLER Says: May 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    My master bedroom could use a fresh look.
    elysesw@aol.com

  84. Marilyn Says: May 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    My husband and I just purchased our final (retirement) home. It was a foreclosure so the entire thing has to be redone. I could choose any room in the house to do 1st, it doesn’t matter.

  85. Cindy R Says: May 25, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I LOVE that color

  86. Brittany Says: May 25, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    My project this summer is to change one of our guest rooms into our office/craft room. This would really help! :)

  87. I would love to make over my kitchen – new cabinets, counter, appliances, backsplash, and color!

  88. Rose Schneider Says: May 25, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Wow, what a difference. The kitchen looks great!!
    I would love to paint my living room and dining room. Thanks for the chance to win!

  89. Rachael h Says: May 25, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Hey that looks great! I would love to redo my living room! Sherwin Williams could help with that project for sure!

  90. I would makeover the living room.

  91. I think what you did to your kitchen looks amazing :) but I think our living room could really use some life.

  92. Lisa M. Says: May 25, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    We are remodeling our entire house. I would be using it towards each room! The first room up is our kitchen!

  93. Teresa Puterbaugh Says: May 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I love what you’ve done in your kitchen. The bead board looks awesome! I have a kitchen with some cupboards that desperately needs some color love. And that bead board idea would work in my kitchen area…hmmm…a classic yellow is what I’m dreaming of. Thanks for this opportunity.

  94. I would say the home office/playroom.

  95. mickeyfan Says: May 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    We just finished week 7 of a 5 room renovation. I’d love for any ONE of them to be done!

  96. Stephanie Larison Says: May 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I’d love to makeover my daughters room. She’s not a little baby anymore, so I’d like something a little bit more kiddish looking. Something that would look good as she grows older.

  97. Anastasia Says: May 26, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I’d love to re-do my bathroom! It’s the room that gets the least attention around here :)

  98. Your kitchen update is a sight for sore eyes. Would love a change like this at my house.

  99. Aleecha Says: May 28, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Love it! My kitchen needs a makeover for sure!

  100. We bought a ‘fixer-upper’ a year ago and have been renovating a little at a time. We still have lots of painting to do and $100 would go a long way. I have been putting off painting our living room because I cannot decide on colors.

  101. Rosanne Says: May 29, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Would like to redo the master bath

  102. Jacob LaFountaine Says: May 30, 2013 at 12:28 am

    The bedroom needs a makeover

  103. our bedroom!

  104. Our guest bedroom needs its floors sanded and a fresh paint color.

  105. I would love to makeover my living room and turn it into a formal dining room with a bar. We have a beautiful fire place so we are planning on mounting our television over it. It would make a wonderful room for entertaining our friends and family.

  106. Maxine Higgins Says: June 1, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I would loveto makeover my living room and entry area.

  107. Jennifer Says: June 4, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    My master bedroom needs a major update!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

  108. The bathroom needs a makeover! It is old fashioned and looks messy because of it.

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

  109. Shawnee H Says: June 5, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    My little guy’s bathroom could use some color!

  110. Diane baum Says: June 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I would love to update my 1970’s style family room

  111. I love that! The deep plum is such a nice accent color for that bar area. I’d like to work on updating my finished attic – two dull bedrooms and a dull beige bathroom.

  112. Claire McKeon Says: June 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Making over my kitchen would make me very happy!

  113. Claire McKeon Says: June 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm
  114. Our family room.

  115. nannypanpan Says: June 7, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    i am about to have twins so i would love to make over their future room
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  116. My kitchen needs a makeover!

  117. Solducky Says: June 8, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Amazing! I love those stools. I would makeover our office/reading room.

  118. Brenda Elsner Says: June 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I would love to make over my bedroom.

  119. Lorena Keech Says: June 9, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    We need to makeover our master bedroom, it is very boring and plain.

  120. Whitney Says: June 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I would love to makeover my bathroom

  121. Whitney Says: June 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm
  122. For a chance to win a $100 Sherwin-Williams gift card, share in the comments below what room you would like to makeover in your home? my dream would be to make over the kids room star95011atyahoodotcom

  123. susan smoaks Says: June 9, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    i would like to makeover our master bedroom!

  124. Summer K Says: June 9, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I have been wanting to makeover our guest bath for ages! A fresh coat of paint paired with some new, thick baseboard would make a huge transformation!

  125. Betty C Says: June 9, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    My bedroom is in desperate need of a make over.

  126. Betty C Says: June 9, 2013 at 10:47 pm
  127. Shea Balentine Says: June 10, 2013 at 2:46 am

    I’d like to swap out my laundry room and 2nd bathroom =)

  128. tina reynolds Says: June 10, 2013 at 9:28 am

    my boys room

  129. Erica C. Says: June 10, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I’d like to makeover our dining room…needs some color!
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

  130. Christian Alejandro Says: June 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I would love to update the living room!

  131. Christian Alejandro Says: June 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm
  132. I would love to redo my dining room. Itis still the same awful pink as when we bought the home. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  133. I would love to makeover my bathroom.

  134. While I love my bedroom/office combo, I would love to redo it just to make it fresher and more up to date. The last time I did anything in the room was in prior to April 2006, so it def is ready!

  135. I LOVE the colors that you chose!

    I’d use the Sherwin Williams giftcard to paint a wide horizontal stripe in my downstairs powder room

  136. I would love to makeover my master bedroom!

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