Gotta Love Yellow in the Kitchen

Yellow Yellow Yellow! 
I love yellow!
This bright and sunny color is the first color of spring as the daffodils have already started pushing up through the ground and forsythias are almost ready to bloom. As you know we are making a few changes in the look of our kitchen. Last year right before Christmas, Mr. Rosemary Lane added bead board to the lower portion of our walls which were then painted white. To compliment our honey toned cabinetry the upper portion of the walls are painted in a pretty gray color from Benjamin Moore called Chelsea Gray. In an effort to lighten up the kitchen for the warmer months I decided to add pops of yellow in the way of window treatments, flowers and table runner.

The sweet white and gold check valances are from Country Curtains. The print is called Woodbury Check and I decided on a simple tailored style for the kitchen.

A relatively new collection of white glass and ceramic pieces were added to the shelf above the black sliders. (Of which in my perfect dream world instead of sliders there would be two gorgeous window pane French doors swinging out to the back porch area.) I found most of the pieces at thrift shops, Michael's and Home Goods. I really love the bold contrast between the gray walls and white vases, pitchers, teapots and gravy boats.

Even the chair seats received new fabric to replace the rather dingy looking material I put on them 3 years ago.

The table runner is from Home Goods. I love the way it pulls together the yellow/gold of the curtains along with the gray wall color and seat fabric.

Finally a rustic metal pot I picked up for $1 from Restore serves as the perfect vessel to hold some pretty yellow and white faux tulips to adorn the kitchen table.

Currently Mr. Rosemary Lane is working on adding board and batten to our kitchen island. Will update you on that later. And I did make a final decision as far as which light fixture to go with over that kitchen island, so stay tuned for that post as well. In the meantime enjoy this final week of winter as we get ready to say..

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  1. I love yellow and yellow-gold. Such happy colors. It looks beautiful!

  2. Barbara, I love the changes you have made in your kitchen...will be waiting on the island light fixture reveal! Yellow/gray combination is a winner! Pam @ Everyday Living

  3. Yellow looks so pretty with your colors. Just the right touch.

  4. Barbara,
    I adore your PoPs of Yellow as an accent color for your Kitchen, dear friend!
    My favorite hue to accent with is green; however, in our 1970's Ranch Style Home we are "stuck" with the soft buttery yellow back splash tiles. . .and I absolutely LOVE them!
    The table runner appears to harmoniously blend all the hues of Yellow and Gray and White in your color palette!
    The shelf above your Patio Doors is charming!
    The white pitchers and accessories are a great addition to your decor!
    Bring on Spring and PoPs of Yellow!

  5. I LOVE yellow in the kitchen, and you've made it look gorgeous in yours, especially with the gray! Wow, I love the arrangement of tulips!

  6. Barbara - Love your touches of yellow in your darling room. Love the checked curtain and absolutely love the shelf above with the beautiful white pieces. Great job!


  7. Barbara, you have done a beautiful job in the kitchen and I can't wait until lights and everything is put together. It looks so classic and fresh and I thought those tulips were the real thing. Everything goes together beautifully..Happy Tuesday..xxo Judy

  8. I love yellow too! I have BM Westminster gold, i.e. yellow, as my default color around my house. I have been thinking of painting my kitchen gray, similar to yours! I love your gray and yellow! Come visit me sometime to see my yellow. I would love to have you visit. Sheila

  9. I love the color yellow and have it all over my house. Makes me feel happy.
    Yours looks so good and you have done a beautiful job in the kitchen.
    Have a great rest of the week.

  10. I love all of the pops of yellow in your kitchen, especially those check curtains! Love your kitchen table too, it's beautiful!

  11. We are soul mates!!! I am going to paint my kitchen Chelsea Grey as I am hopefully getting white cabinets. I accessorize in white dishes also. I made black and white toile/black and white gingham check valance. I guess I should send you pictures. I used a large black and white check(Calico Corners) on my kitchen chairs. So fun!


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