Decorating & Furniture/Kitchen paint


I currently have a very white boring kitchen that is 19x9 with cabinets along two walls. I am having a banquette built in on one end of the room and beadboard installed as a backsplash next week.  My cabinets are flat and white and I want to paint them. I have an oil rubbed bronze faucet and have ordered hardware of the same finish from restoration hardware. I am going for a cottage look (but a more formal one)...if that makes sense. I found a kitchen in BHG that I love and want to model mine after but the colors are a little off.
I already have a great deal of red in my home (it's my favorite color) and don't want to paint the cabinets red as in the picture. I am considering Restoration Hardware's sycamore green for the bottom cabinets and Butter for the walls and then Ralph Lauren concorde white for the upper cabinets, banquette and backsplash. These colors blend well with the rest of my house but I am not sure if this is the right combination or too much for the kitchen. I've also thought about doing the walls in sycamore green and the upper and lower cabinets in RH butter cream, but I really like yellow on the walls. I'll then add red accents - my small appliances (blender, mixer, etc) are red. My appliances are white. Any opinions would be tremendously helpful.

I love your ideas and I think you'll be most pleased with the results.  I'd stick with the yellow rather than the green, but only because you say that's "your" preference.  You have my endorsement, and adding the red splash of color in the small appliances is a terrific idea.

Go for it and enjoy.

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