Manley kitchen materials
I'm not a proponent of too many open shelves (unless daily dusting is one of your hobbies), but the light backsplash, light gray lower cabs go well with the wood floor.[MM]: We love the lighter grey here, with the lighter floor. We'd need to have a bit of more contrast in counter maybe, as we wouldn't use wood grain as a repeated theme.
I like this palette of light glass backsplash, light cabs, dark countertops. Too bad we can't really see the floor clearly. [MM]: Through all the pictures you've chosen, we like where there is dark/light contrast. Here between cabinets and counter. In others between upper and lower cabinets. We like both. And, we like the glass tile...probably more the blues in other selections.
Your opinions on the smokey blue/white pairing? They did white above countertop and blue lowers. in the dining rm, it's reversed with white built-ins. This example might be a bit traditional/cottagey for you guys, but what do you think of the color pairing?[MM] yes we like the color pairing. Mark likes the dark upper over the fridge, giving some interest.