We have a soffit or bulkhead over our cabinets. It really defeats the purpose of having 9' ceilings in my humble opinion. We painted them the color of the walls back in the day. I love the blue on the walls. I find it soothing and calming. But over the orange cabinets, its nothing more than a big blue stripe.
After a lot of thought and surfing, I realized that if the cupboards were white the soffit should be too. My plan is to trim it out and make it look like it is part of the millwork.
I happened upon Amy's lovely soffit design. WOW that is a soffit can you believe it?
I've said it before, I'm all for classy. Itsn't that tape FABULOUS? I had some poplar trim kicking around the house. Its 2" by about 1/4" thick. I tested out my idea with the tape then when I liked where it was, I put it in with some finishing nails. Its really light weight so it didn't take much.
With one coat of primer. Its already looking WAY more finished than the blue stripe.