Last night as Matt and I were eating at the table, I just kept staring at my kitchen. I love my little kitchen. I just makes my heart happy. It makes me smile.
Oh sure…it’s the size of a postage stamp. It’s not completely finished. There’s absolutely nothing high-end about anything in my kitchen. But I love it. I feel like it’s me, and the colors are so fresh and lovely (to me, at least), like a breath of fresh air.
Then I just had to laugh. There’s actually a bit of irony in the fact that I wound up with a kitchen with teal cabinets, and that I voluntarily chose this color on my own, and then added yellow walls and orange accents.
You see, I’ve had this before…ten years ago. Only the first time, I absolutely hated it. I was living in Turkey at the time, and I’ll never forget the first time I saw this apartment. I really liked most everything about it…EXCEPT the kitchen cabinets.
I remember talking to my mom about it, and saying, “Who in their right mind would use teal cabinets?! What in the world were they thinking?? It must be a Turkish thing, because you’d never see this in America!”
Ha! Little did I know…
So I decided to “deal with” these teal cabinets by adding other bright, fun colors. And you see what I wound up with…teal, yellow, and orange. The only thing missing from this kitchen is the apple green that I have in my kitchen today.
Isn’t that just a little bit odd? This was ten years ago, and I hated it. After that, I moved back to the U.S., and lived in an apartment with all white “normal” cabinets. Then we bought a house that had maple cabinets and dark green walls. Then I had a kitchen with dark mahogany stained cabinets and creamy white walls. And now, ten years later, and by choice, I have teal cabinets, yellow walls, and green and orange accents.
Taste in décor is a funny and fickle thing, isn’t it?
Psstt…wanna see more of my Turkish apartment? Click here for the full tour.