subway tile + open shelves (wood tones warm up grays). dark grout, gray floor tile For kitchen, lighten cabinets to match open shelves tones, add white subway tile w grey grout and keep grey paint on wall. Consider wood tile instead of hardwood floor.
Start imagining new purposes for old things and you'll find new storage solutions. Here an antique sled becomes a pot rack when suspended from the ceiling. It provides a handy place to hang pots and pans while adding flea market style to the space.
The cabinets on both sides of the hidden pantry door are 12 inches deep, but cabinet-maker Byron Clinkingbeard says this installation also works for cabinets. Visitors cannot tell that there is a walk-in pantry hidden behind the closed cabinet doors.