You have probably noticed that I have kitchens on the brain and it’s going to be a hot topic for awhile. As my regular readers know, I’m planning a small kitchen update and I am deep in the heart of choosing lighting (see my lighting post here), backsplash tile, appliances and paint. I’m currently going around and around about paint color.
Why is choosing cabinetry paint colors so HARD?!
It’s tough enough choosing the right shade, but right now, I can’t decide whether to go gray with my kitchen cabinets or a creamy white like the trim color in my house. Or, alternatively, we could just have them re-stained in a little bit darker brown/walnut color.
I love painted cabinets and would love to brighten up the space so I’m about 90% sure we’ll be painting them.
We are keeping our existing counters but we are updating the backsplash (I’m still undecided about what tile).
If we paint, I’m considering:
Benjamin Moore Hazy Skies on the walls
And Benjamin Moore Navajo White on the cabinets
It’s really hard to show these colors (or any color) on a computer because they show up differently depending upon your monitor settings.
Here is a picture of how I see these two colors playing out together:
I love this look. Except, my counters are dark, so here’s another inspiration picture:
I adore these classic and timeless looking kitchens.
BUT, I also adore these beautiful kitchens with gray cabinetry. This one was shared on Cote De Texas:
Again, it has light counters, but here’s something similar that has dark counters:
My husband isn’t a fan of the gray but I think they’re both classic and beautiful options.
Here are a few other inspiring kitchen pics that have cabinets I love:
Here’s a close-up of her cabinets.
I also love this beautiful kitchen from Life in Grace blog. She mixes all of the colors so beautifully. This kitchen is elegant, yet totally approachable and functional.
By the way, the color on her walls in Benjamin Moore’s Hazy Skies.
I really love the picture above that I found on Houzz so I think I’m leaning towards creamy white cabinetry.
The Internet sure is a wonderful tool when doing research for a home update, but it can also be overwhelming! I think my problem is that I find too many things beautiful so it’s hard to settle with just one thing. I also know that I will be living with these choices for a long time so it makes me get a little “analysis paralysis!”
So, what do you think? Gray, creamy white or something altogether different? I can’t wait to hear what you think!