It might be only one room, but the kitchen is officially painted. Yay for small victories!
It took me countless swatches before I chose my perfect gray for the kitchen. You name it, I tried it. Revere Pewter, Gray Horse, Stonington Gray, Serious Gray, Gray Owl among many others. All were too brown, too green, too dark or too blue. Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl was almost perfect. Certainly a neutral gray in my bright kitchen. But alas, slightly too cold.
Then I happened upon Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams. In some lights, almost identical to Gray Owl but with the faintest beige undertone that adds the perfect amount of warmth. I was sold.
Let’s have a quick reminder of what the kitchen looked like before (listing photo)
And so now, I present to you, The Newly Painted Kitchen:
In a kitchen that is super white like mine, you have to be very careful for those sneaky blue undertones (I’m looking at you, Stonington Gray!!) . Instantly, they will make the space feel cold.
The beige undertone in Repose Gray however, instantly warmed up the space while still maintaining that crisp, clean gray look.
We love it so much that we are going to use this color throughout the entire first floor and up the stairs. I can’t wait to see how it looks everywhere else.
What’s your favorite paint color? Do you prefer to stick to one color throughout, or do you like to have a different color in every space?
Catch up on all the other projects we’ve got going on!