So this is what our kitchen looks like currently.

Future renovations include replacing the contractor floor tiles, adding a hood over our awesome vintage stove, getting a new fridge, replacing the counter tops (white carrara perhaps?), putting in a subway tile backsplash, new lighting (ugh, it’s so dim) and adding a window seat in the breakfast nook.  And I’ve got plans for a Saarinen style tulip table and new chairs coming soon.  In the meantime a coat of paint will have to do the job.  I’ve been following a few blogs where folks have had the black vs. white cabinet debate. I too am having a similar issue.  I’m thinking I may go grey on the walls.  White cabinets?  Black cabinets? A combination on upper and lower?  White in the kitchen and black in the china cabinet area?  I think the grey will go on the back of the glass cabinets as well. Will the black look strange as the crown continues around the room? Or should we go with a different shade of grey on the cabinets?

So many options.  I need some help. Let me know what you think.