Midnight Beach Kitchen

Welcome to my kitchen open house!  I call it Midnight Beach.  Growing up in San Diego, and then moving away for college, I love and miss the ocean.  I decided to bring it to my Utah home.  This is the color palette for our kitchen.


Black, Dark Dusty Blue, White, Warm Wood, Stainless Steel, Light Blue, Cream, and Dark Chocolate

Midnight Beach Color Palette

An inspiration for the scheme came from the black rocks found on the beaches of So. Cal.  While at first glance they appear solid black,

when dry, they have beautiful gray and blue tones.

Midnight Beach Kitchen Inspiration Rocks

The color scheme rolls on into the nook as you can see in this photo.

 I actually painted the entire space a light blue but when

mixed with the warmth of the cabinets, it looked ice cold and cheap.

It only took a couple of days before I couldn’t stand it enough

and had to repaint the entire space again. Kitchen Island: Corian Night Sky, Mercer Blue, Stainless Steel

A few years ago I treated myself to this lovely chandelier from

Pottery Barn, it’s still one of my favorite pieces of all time.

The fact that it’s made from shells doesn’t hurt either. Pottery Barn Chandelier, Target Chairs, DEH Table, Ikea Curtains

The table is from a local outlet called DEH and the chairs are from Target’s Global Bazaar of 2005. Pottery Barn Chandelier, Target Chairs, DEH Table, Antlers I’ve just started a collection of Target’s Archer Farm spice bottles that are so cute and colorful, I want to leave them out on display.  Over sized Ikea plates and a pitcher sit in a corner on the counter.  Home Depot’s stock white subway tiles line the backsplash, thanks to  my hubby Justin and around $350.  That was a huge transformation.  Why the antlers in your kitchen?  My son Luke suggested we dumpster dive when a beloved neighbor moved out and these were in there!  They match my wood perfect and they give a little funky to the space.

Kitchen Accessories; spices, antlers, dishes and pitcher

Sam’s Club had these great blackish brown framed with a gray inside mat so I scooped up four.  The baby still isn’t represented on

the photo wall, oops he’s two!

Valspar Mercer Blue Kitchen and Nook

 Elements of the Design

White subway tile from Home Depot

White Subway Tile Backsplash in Midnight Beach Kitchen

Bethany Corian; looks like sand from a beach

Bethany Corian and Hawaii Beach Sand Kitchen Countertop Corian: Bethany

Night Sky Corian; black sand beachIsland Corian: Night Sky Black

Valspar (Lowe’s) Mercer Blue; evening skyKitchen and Nook painted Valspar Mercer Blue

Over sized knobs and pulls from Home Depot; just to dress things up a bit

Cabinet Hardware from Home Depot

Home Depot Liberty 3 in. Chatsworth Cabinet Hardware Pull

Ikea Brown Velvet(ish) curtains; a little drama and warmth SANELA Pair of curtains, dark brown Length: 118 " Width: 55 " Weight: 5 lb 8 oz  Length: 300 cm Width: 140 cm Weight: 2.50 kg

Kitchen Deorating Tips:

Be daring

Paint the colors that you love

Dull down the paint a little bit with

black, gray, or brown to be sure it doesn’t end up florescent

Think of the feeling you want in the space and design for that emotion

Kitchen Island: Corian Night Sky, Mercer Blue, Stainless Steel

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I hope you enjoyed my kitchen open house.  I love spending time in it.  It feels like a cold day at the beach warmed up with a blanket by a bonfire.  It’s clean, crisp beachy and just the way I like it.

See how I organize my Corner Pantry HERE

Tips for an Organized Pantry

Linked Up: Funky Junk Interiors, Thrifty Decor Chick



  • I’m in LOVE with this kitchen! The colors are absolutely perfect. Straight out of a magazine!

  • Oh man! What a beautiful kitchen!

  • What a beautiful kitchen! I love the color scheme (and the name)!

  • Your kitchen is beautiful and I love the thought you put into your colour choices (colours I love too.) I especially like your choice in wall colour and the lovely dark and wood cabinets.

  • I love this, our cabinets are the same color as the top and I wanted to paint them black but seemed like it was a lot of work and maybe too dark for the whole kitchen I never thought of doing half and half, I might have to true it!!

  • What a beautiful kitchen! I love all of the element that you’ve chosen, they really work so well together! The paint color is gorgeous, and all of the details are so charming.

  • Your kitchen is beautiful ! I love the wall color and all the details!

  • The wall color is beautiful and I like the light fixture and subway tile.

  • I used to be OCD at work, but now I am disabled. However, you have given me new inspiration!! HA! I can’t wait to get started in my kitchen. Luckily, I have a wonderful husband who is incredibly sweet and will do anything for me. He will organize the lower cabinets. Your home is just beautiful. Love your color scheme. You’ve given me some great tips. Thanks for inviting us into your kitchen and home!

  • Like the spice jar idea! I bought all penzey spices for the same reason. They look so much better when they all match!

    • Christina, I had never heard of Penzey spices so I looked them up! I like their nice clean labels.

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  • I love how you inspired yourself with the beach colors. I did the same while sitting on a beach up here in Maine. I grabbed a handful of beach sand with shells, granite and seaweed, etc in it and saved it for my inspriation. My colors were a bit different as I didn’t have blue. The important thing about this is that I wanted to sit in my kitchen and feel like I was at the beach, which is only five minutes away.

  • looking good

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