This Moody Kitchen Will Make You Crave Colorful Cabinets
Kitchen renovations usually come with a high price tag, but you don’t have to break the bank to achieve a custom look. Montreal-based designer Catherine Lazure gave her tired 1980s kitchen a complete overhaul with IKEA cabinets. Swathed in a moody green hue, she went with custom doors from Kitch, which give the space a one-of-a-kind look. “We were drawn to that muted shade that transforms beautifully with the light, and that reminds us of the surrounding nature,” says Catherine. “It gives a modern and edgy look to the space, while still being in character with the rest of the house.”
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“Going for IKEA cabinets allowed us to free up some budget for extras and upgrades, like drawer lights, mats, cutlery trays, and dividers; all non-essentials that make daily use more enjoyable,” says Catherine.
A generous waterfall island is the perfect place to prep, chop and dine. “It reflects the light around the room nicely, and I like the contrast of the white and grey stone with the dark cabinets,” she says.
The kitchen looks out to the lush landscaping that surrounds the home. There’s no need to decorate to the nines when the view doubles as art.
For a sleek and seamless look, Catherine hid the vent hood behind two cabinetry doors. The marble backsplash’s subtle veining feels elegant and refined.
With a hidden fridge, dishwasher, microwave and wine cooler, the statement Bertazzoni range steals the show. Sleek black handles on the cabinets can easily be replaced with brass, oiled bronze or wood hardware to change up the look.
Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl (2137-60) lightens up the adjoining dining room and contrasts beautifully with the dramatic cabinets. Sculptural black chairs exude modern Scandi style, while large windows let the light pour in.