Redoing the kitchen cabinets. I’m so torn between the light stained maple and gray painted. I’m thinking I can always go back and paint them gray. Our floors are acacia hardwood.
I love our gray (same tone as this pic) & our brushed gold pulls – almost everyone who comes over asks for our paint spec, but after 3 years and all the dings and scratches in the paint I so wish we had stained them instead. To be fair, most people don’t see the dings and scratches until while cleaning the cabinets and being up close, but I personally can’t unsee them and it bugs me. I really like that stain color. If you use runners on the floor, they will help differentiate cabinets from floor if that bugs you.
I am not a fan of the gray typically. I think most of the time it’s depressing. However, I love this gray. It reads almost like a silver in its lightness and sheen reflecting light. I think it’s very elegant whereas the maple has a bit of a rustic vibe.
I like the grey with wood floors. I think the stained maple with wood floors is just too much wood.
Maple, grey painted cabinets are trendy, but a beautiful wood will always be appreciated.
I think the grey is beautiful, but you’re right, you can always change them later!
I thought your pic was a before n after..so if that tells you anything it is you should go gray!! 😄
LOVE the maple. I agree, grey is beautiful but a trend. Wood will always be classic
Go for the light stained maple! Gray is going to look very dated in a few years. It already looks like a time stamp that screams 2018
Both are beautiful. Depends entirely on the look you want and your personal preferences. You could definitely do a mix of wood and painted, too, which might give you the best of both worlds.
Seems like wood tones, especially lighter ones, tend to be more appealing overtime. Lighter wood colors tend to brighten a room versus darker seems gloomier and darken a room
Gray is similar to the green marbles they used in the mid to later 90s for counter tops, pink, yellow, and olive green bathroom fixtures of 60s and 70s widely popular at time but a passing fad. Wood colors seem timeless.
Stained maple or a stained gray not a painted gray. The variations in wood grain hold the gaze and keep your eyes distracted in a more pleasant way over a larger area.
Normally I would say maple but with wood floors it may br too much wood in the space.