As promised, here is a little snapshot of my new two tone kitchen cabinets. I took the plunge after going back and forth for a while about whether I wanted to keep it all white or paint the base cabinets a darker shade. Once we painted the walls (Benjamin Moore Intense White), I felt as though the room felt "too white". Odd, since I am obsessed with white interiors. Somehow it just didn't feel cozy and I knew the room need some color to ground the space.
I tried dozens of color chips. First thinking a light grey, then deciding on dark. But what color? Blue grey, green gray, charcoal gray? I ended up deciding on Benjamin Moore Whale Gray. I'm happy with the choice. It's definitely charcoal gray but leans to the blue side a bit. Actually, it looks quite purple in the photos but it's not.. I swear :)
It was a bit scary when I first started painting and almost seemed garage floor-ish to me (which is the worst kind of gray in my opinion!). However, I trudged ahead and I must say, I really really like it. A lot. It makes it feel like furniture rather than kitchen cabinets, which is a look I love.
In case you missed it, and are curious to know what it looked like before (and pre reno!), you can read this post.
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