I was given this advice yesterday by Ms. Lisa!
She was saying that I need more color above the cabinets, and, while I agree with her (color would REALLY be nice)... I'm thinking that adding two big squares of color up there would have the effect of just adding a big picture, and make the space feel smaller.
Luckily, I can throw the photos into Photoshop, and continue being a lazy bum while still trying to figure out what to do.
Here's the same messy kitchen picture from yesterday, but with blue canvases.
Though I feel like this could go unsaid, those are not the shapes I would be using, ultimately. They're some free brushes I got for Photoshop, since I didn't feel like finding the utensil silhouettes again.
Ya know... That really doesn't look that bad! I was thinking that I would go very neutral and tone-on-tone up there, to keep the open/airy feeling... but maybe a lighter version of that blue (which I conveniently used my eye dropper tool on the towel to get) would be fine! I know you can barely see it, but the box on top of the cubbies is a vintage Kellog's tin that's pretty much the same color.
My only problem, then, is that I was planning on taking the shapes that I cut out from the dining room wall art, painting them the same blue (they're actually painted already), and hanging them on the wall to the left of those. So that may be too much blue!
So I figured I could try to figure out what it would look like if I used my 50% tinted paint (a lighter version of the wall color behind the pictures) would look like with blue silhouettes.
And decided that I hated it (if you unfocus your eyes, it looks like a crying pig!).
So I could either go the blue route, continue with the blue silverware, and have a crap ton of blue up there... Paint the silverware a different color (still have metallic silver left from the jacks), or keep them white with blue silhouette shapes.
What're your thoughts?