11 Feb Picking a Kitchen Color
Since I am going to have a beautiful new room off of my kitchen…someday…maybe (do your projects seem to go on forever?), for the last several months, I have been doing a mini kitchen makeover. Granted, the kitchen in this house was the one room that didn’t need much work. What I have changed is simply aesthetically preferential such as switching out lighting fixtures, painting cabinets, etc. Our latest kitchen project involves taking down a ghastly looking texture off of the walls. And by ghastly, think about the impression a big tire leaves in the mud. A little texture I can handle, this is just downright egregious. So since that is going, I am thinking about paint colors.
Our bottom cabinets and island are painted Benjamin Moore’s Rockport Gray, a really pretty medium gray with a taupe-y feel to it.
I also added unlacquered brass hardware to the cabinets and drawers, and it looks sooo beautiful. Can’t wait to show you guys! Before the bottom cabinets were painted, I originally painted the walls of the kitchen Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray (yes, I have already painted this room once), a really pretty blue-gray color, but it just looked too dark with my new bottom cabinet paint.
Therefore, the decision making process began. I guess you could say it’s a bit intense.
In case you are wondering, the bar is across the back door because I was worried the kids would open it and fall out before they built the room up in the back of the house.
I wanted the kitchen color to be an aqua-y-gray-y-blue-green-barely-there-color. The shade I was searching for was in my mind, but I could not find it. As you can imagine, I have an extensive paint collection, and of course, I had to try every color that *may* work. A girl needs to save where she can!
I finally decided on Benjamin Moore’s Gray Sky until a fateful trip to Home Depot this weekend where I found Martha Stewart’s Bakery Box White.
Now I don’t know about yours, but this color reads terribly on my computer screen. It doesn’t look aqua-y-gray-y-blue-green-barely-there-color-y at all!
I actually had a really difficult time finding photos of this color painted on walls. Perhaps it is a recently added shade?? But I did find a couple that may help you get the idea.
What I really like about the Bakery Box White is it really brightens the room without being overpowering, and nearly every time I look at it, I read a different color. Is it blue? Is it green? It really is both!
After I get the room smoothed out and painted, I need to get the window treatment over the sink made, and then I can reveal!
Have you made any new-to-you paint color discoveries lately?