Taupe Kitchen Cabinets

By Kate Riley March 21, 2017

I placed the order for new kitchen cabinets at the flip house. I chose a pale taupe color for the lower cabinets and the kitchen island, and a soft white for the upper cabinets and pantry. I’ve done gray cabinets in a kitchen before, I still love it, but for this remodel, I’m choosing a warmer neutral. It will complement the dark flooring, white walls, and the transitional looks already in place in the home (see the fireplace makeover here and the bathroom makeover here).

Warmer grays are definitely trending. Some might say “taupe is the new gray.” For years we shunned tan and beige and the pendulum swung the other way toward cooler gray which dominated for some time. However I’m happy to see it swinging back to the middle; some call it taupe some call it greige, but I love it when I see it – that soothing neutral that’s a blend of beige and gray.

Taupe kitchen cabinets to inspire:


devol kitchens


devol kitchens



laura lee home



randi destefano



via decorpad


tobi fairley



traditional home


chelsea construction


via homebunch

Notice how all hardware finishes look great with taupe painted cabinetry, you can’t go wrong with, bronze, nickel, or brass.

Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley March 18, 2017

Hello! This evening I’m so wiped out, I spent yesterday celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as any self respecting Irish girl does! I had a really great time with a group of good friends. Today I took a four hour self defense course, oh man was that intense, but in a good way. It’s the second course I’ve taken in the past year and I cannot recommend them enough, I always leave those classes with knowledge and tactics that I know will help keep me safe in a bad situation. Take one in your town ladies, you’ll be so glad you did!

Tomorrow I’m headed out of town for a few days to spend some time with my older brother who is remodeling his kitchen for resale, he needs my help picking out finishes so I’m taking a short road trip and giving him some ideas. Hope you all had a great St. Patrick’s Day too!

Favorite links from the week below:


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Simple decor swaps to refresh your home for spring.

This is such a pretty kitchen backsplash.

The miracle of paint! It dramatically transformed this kitchen.

The many benefits of having good mom friends.

This is true when you don’t follow the crowd with your choices.

Spending money on experiences can make you more grateful.

12 books on minimalism & simplicity.

Ha ha so good, how to be a minimalist.

P.S. Thanks so much for sharing your insight in the comments on my last post, there are some really wise tips there! I’ll be back in town and back to work Tuesday, see you then!