The first key to ANY makeover is choosing color. It took me nearly two years to pick a paint color for our kitchen cabinets, and I'm totally underestimating. I kid you not, I spent many sleepless nights thinking about that. I know, I seriously need a life.
|Clockwise (the large painted areas only): Gray Owl, Silver Spoon, Nimbus|
|Gray Owl, Silver Spoon, Nimbus -- all the way left is Moonshine|
|Here is Gray Owl at top, yet again, Gray Beard on bottom|
You see, when I was preggers in the fall nothing seemed more cozy to me than having a kitchen the color of pie crust. Having went to Lowe's and picked out a random color, blindly, I ended up really not liking it the moment it debuted on our walls. Poor husband spent so much time painting it! The good thing is that he didn't like it either, so it bodes well for my
|Left: Gray Owl|
Right & Bottom: Moonshine
|Left: Gray Owl|
|Another Gray Owl|
Now, with hormones and "nesting" having subsided, my intention is to give our space a light and airy feel. I'm loving the color of gray and think it will play nicely against white cabinets and our soon-to-come bead board wallpaper.
|Gray Owl, top left|
|Trying to get every light to gauge these grays|
Gray is tricky. There are undertones that come to life given certain light or come out simply because of other colors in the room. I never make anything easy, and our kitchen is no exception. Having
|Sample of Gray Owl|
|My brain was on overload with all these colors!|
Here are the major players:
Gray Owl -- Benjamin Moore
Moonshine -- BM
Nimbus -- BM
Gray Beard -- Olympic
Silver Spoon -- Olympic
Gray Owl -- Looking nice, but I see an undertone of blue
Moonshine -- Another nice one, but reads too light with green undertones
Nimbus -- Way too 'rainy day' gray and depressing for the space
Gray Beard -- Too light with purple undertones
Silver Spoon -- Just too purple!
So, there you have it folks... I could go on and on, but I limited myself to only these colors. The winner is in here somewhere. I know it!