Kitchen Painting

This kitchen doesn't get much light, and in attempt to open up the space, the owner painted everything white when she moved in – walls, ceiling, cupboards and shelves. But white shows up marks, and for the room known as the heart of the home, this kitchen needs some help to really stand out.

Shannon opts for white and various shades of blue to create a fresh, crisp, open space.

Shannon is using an oil-based paint (enamel paint) in a semi-gloss or gloss.

This high-quality full gloss solvent based enamel has excellent hiding power, is knock and scratch-resistant and retains its toughness and colour longer in the harshest environment. It's perfect for a heavy traffic area that is in constant use.

We're lucky with this kitchen's high ceiling and tall walls. Shannon decides to break up the walls by painting them in two colours. The bottom half of the walls, as well as the skirting and cupboard doors, are painted in Sovereign Blue. The tops of the walls are painted white, creating the illusion of continuous space. The cupboard surrounds and wall-mounted shelves will be painted in Forget Me Not blue.

To complement the blue and white, Shannon chooses red and blue cups and crockery to display on the open shelves. The result is totally refreshing and inviting – and very stimulating for cooking!

Equipment and Suppliers

Dulux paints
www.dulux.com.au
  • Sovereign Blue 69C-4D

Sydney Antiques Centre
South Dowling Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9361 3244
  • round white iron table and chairs – Ici et La, Sydney Antique Centre

  • 1 x iron grate grill in green – Sydney Antique Centre

  • blue and white cornish ware – bowls cups, saucers, plates and jugs

  • 2 x mixing bowls 1930's Australian

  • 1 x 7 tier pot stand

  • set of 4 old enamel pots

  • 1 x blue enamel cake tin

  • 1 x old enamel handheld pouper

  • 1 x red enamel coffee and 1 x tea pot

  • 1 x painted metal cherub lamp base with crystal base and pleated lampshade

    • Pigott's Store
      53 Ocean Street
      Woollahra NSW 2025
      Ph: (02) 9362 8119
      • plastic floral tablecloth

      @home
      255 Oxford Street
      Paddington NSW 2025
      Ph: (02) 9360 8468
      • 1 x white teapot, coffee pot, milk jug, large jug

      • 1 x Picasso picture @home

      Empire
      18-20 Oxford Street
      Paddington NSW 2021
      Ph: (02) 9380 8877
      • 2 x Chinese flasks

      Simon Johnson
      55 Queen Street
      Woollahra NSW 2025
      Ph: (02) 9328 6888
      • 6 x clear glasses

      • mortar and pestle

      • variety of utensils

      • 4 x coffee cups and saucers

      • 2 x espresso cups and saucers

      • large mixing bowl

      • smaller mixing bowls

      • food packets

      Shambles
      352a Oxford Street
      Paddington NSW 2021
      Ph: (02) 9380 5917
      • white wire shabby chic fruit basket

      • clear glass vase

      • large aluminium clock

      Country Road
      • 8 x blue and red cups

      Ikea
      Stores nationwide
      • Morandi still life print

      • Ribba framed picture

      • 2 x Humor wall clocks in red and white

      Opus
      344 Oxford Street
      Paddington NSW 2021
      Ph: (02) 9360 4803
      • 3 x red Koziel cups

      Koziel – Optoco
      Unit 2, 12 Kelray Place
      Hornsby NSW
      Ph: (02) 9482 1533
      • 6 x red Koziel cups

      The Bay Tree
      40 Holdsworth Street
      Woollahra NSW 2025
      Ph: (02) 9328 1101
      • 6 x jars with metal lids

      Mix[d]
      21 Mary Street
      Surry Hills NSW 2010
      Ph: (02) 9211 2395
      • Swedish "bersa" Coffee Set

      • Red velvet "Featherston" chair

      • White wire outdoor table and chairs

      FY2K
      4 Foster Street
      Surry Hills 2010
      Ph: (02) 9281 1771
      • Natural woven wood Danish chair

      • Louis Poulsen floor lamp
      • FY2K
Spence & Lyda
16 Foster Street
Surry Hills 2010
Ph: (02) 9212 6747
  • Black Eames coffee table

  • 2 black ceramic vessels

Orson & Blake
  • Clear perspex side table

  • 2 white lacquered shelving cubes

  • red lacquer shelving cube

  • white lacquered entertainment unit

  • lampshade jute shade

  • chocolate sheepskin cushion

  • palm leaf lampshade

  • red and white large palm leaf lamp

  • Lilac upholstered wooden chair

  • Chocolate and cream silk cushion

  • Red suede cushion

  • Red velvet cushion

Funkis
23c Curlewis Street
Bondi NSW 2026
Ph: (02) 9130 6445
  • Black woven Swedish wooden arm chair

  • Grey oval rug

Hill On Hargrave (Wadi Gallery)
120 Hargrave Street
Paddington NSW 2021
(288 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction 2025)
Ph: (02) 9387 1101
  • framed vintage wallpaper

Empire
18-20 Oxford Street
Paddington NSW 2021
Ph: (02) 9380 8877
  • 2 seem red glass vessels

  • hand blown glass vessel red/pink

  • 3 pink grass votive tealight glasses

  • clear glass vase with black stripe

  • slim ceramic bud vase with red stripe

  • Andrija Rose shawl gown tea-rose

  • Brown taffeta cushion

  • Raggedy silk cushion

Chee Soon & Fitzgerald
387 Crown Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9360 1031
  • 3 x writing journals

  • wallpaper lamp

  • screen wallpaper

Room Interior Products
17 Palmer Parade
Richmond Vic 3121
Ph: (03) 9428 3344
  • photo frames

House of Bamboo
13 Erith Street
Botany NSW 2019
Ph: (02) 9666 5703
  • feature wall wallpaper

Signature Prints
Unit 2, No.3 Hayes Road
Rosebery NSW 2018
Ph: (02) 8338 8400
  • wallpaper scraps and rolls of wallpaper

Wattyl Paints
Ph: (02) 9621 9389
  • Wattyl i.d paint low sheen - pea pod

Fads
1325 Pacific Highway
Turramurra NSW
Ph: (02) 9144 3324

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