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Today we’re sharing the kitchen update from our Coastal Cottage project.  This Rhode Island coastal cottage renovation features bright and fresh paint colors with classic finishes. This kitchen will look as stylish in fifteen years as it does today.

The homeowner asked us to pick their paint colors, which was right up our alley! We chose a coastal paint palette for the interior with our online paint color consulting service. The results were amazing, even though we never visited the property. We showed the exterior here.

Paint Colors

When we pick interior paint colors, we always start with the kitchen cabinets.  We picked Sherwin Williams Extra White for the Decora kitchen cabinets.  With white kitchen cabinets, the trim color should be the same for the rest of the house, a clean white. For a bright look and feel, the walls were painted Sherwin Williams Incredible White.  Although Incredible White is more of a light greige, it reads light and bright without looking like primer.  This grayed white is a lighter version of SW Agreeable Gray.

Counters, Lights and other Finishes

Countertops are honed Absolute Black Granite, with a medium toned timeless hardwood floor.

White kitchen with black granite counters and hardwood floors

Photo by M. Camilli

We’re in love with the satin nickel Grant Mini-Pendant over the sink, which functions as a work light when you need it the most.  We picked a larger Grant Pendant for the Kitchen Nook, so we used canned lights instead of pendants over the island.  The widespread kitchen faucet is an inspiration, and a great replacement for a bridge faucet.  I like it so much better!

White kitchen cabinets and Kitchen sink with black counters and widespread kitchen faucet.

Photo by M. Camilli

The classic semi-gloss white subway tile sparkles in the sunlight. We chose stainless steel appliances for a polished look.

White kitchen with black granite counters and stainless appliances

Photo by M. Camilli

Create the Classic Look and Feel

Get the look for a coastal kitchen with white cabinets, black counters, wood floors and subway backsplash

  1. Decora Harmony Full Overlay Door SW Extra White / 2. Grant Mini-Pendant, Satin Nickel / 3. Grant Large Pendant, Satin Nickel / 4. Kingston Brass Governor Widespread Kitchen Faucet. / 5.Trim & Cabinet Paint, Extra White SW 7006 / 6. Walls, Incredible White SW 7028  / 7. Asbury Satin Nickel Pull / 8. Absolute Black Honed Granite / 9. Mid-toned hardwood floor / 10. Daltile Rittenhouse Arctic White Subway Tile, Semi-Gloss
Classic white kitchen with bookshelves in island

Photo by M. Camilli

The Verdict

Our coastal kitchen update looks fresh and bright as well as classic and timeless.  Does this kitchen remind you of anything? Yup! The iconic kitchen from Something’s Gotta Give with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton from 2003.

Classic Kitchen, Timeless Kitchen, Something's Gotta Give

“Something’s Gotta Give” Kitchen (2003) from Modern Country Style Blog

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