Red House Remodeling Blog

October 11, 2022
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The Blue Neutral: A Whole Home Remodel

When it comes to neutral cabinets, we tend towards black, white, grays and tans/browns. But blues and greens can be great neutrals as well. During the remodel of their first floor and lower level, this family definitely had the blues! See how they incorporated naval blue painted cabinetry throughout their home remodel.

This family of five has a great home in an excellent location, but the homeowners were ready for an upgrade that would incorporate the entire first floor and basement. Aside from the obvious finish upgrades, the layout of the home was also edited. The first floor dining room would become a walk-in coffee bar/pantry and a laundry room. The old laundry room and powder room were transformed into every family’s dream: an expansive mudroom between the garage and main living areas. No more jackets, backpacks and shoes here there and everywhere!

Before the remodel, the kitchen and powder bath were fairly typical with white raised-panel cabinetry and basic tile flooring. Like many similar homes, there was a front/back living room and dining room that were being used as a music room and playroom respectively.

Part of a palette that includes white, black and gold as well, this shade of blue is perfectly placed in the center of the kitchen on an oversized island with seating for the whole family. The island is topped with gorgeous Cambria Portrush counters, an elegant creamy white base crisscrossed with bold navy, gray and black veining. Blue is repeated in the remodeled powder bath and on a custom accent wall in the new music room.

Nothing’s better than a blank slate when remodeling, so we weren’t disappointed to find this lower level unfinished.

This basement remodel includes distinct zones for entertaining, play and studying, along with a bedroom and bathroom. The naval cabinetry looks just as great on this lower level where it’s featured in the family room and bathroom.

This remodel wasn’t all about the blues, though. Plenty of white cabinetry was installed throughout the home. In the family room, for example, the existing millwork was painted white. The mudroom and laundry room echo the kitchen’s white perimeter cabinetry and black quartz surfaces. When incorporating any accent color, as a neutral or accent, consistently for a cohesive look. Whether you introduce the color in large doses, like with furniture or cabinetry, or with textiles or accents, consistency is key.

If your house has got you feeling blue, we can help you Love Your Home? We’re always ready to design your custom home remodel. Just contact us today to get started with your very own Red House Remodel.