I am so pleased with the cafe au late shade that we ended up going with for our kitchen paint. It gives off the perfect casual yet classic vibe that we were going for with all of the decor, wood floors, and soft white kitchen cabinet paint colors. I have to admit that it was not easy to come to this decision, however, and a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into it. Ultimately we enlisted the help of our sweet neighbor/interior designer friend Julia who helped to walk me through the process. She told me that Benjamin Moore is the best paint for cabinets and walls because of their shade range and quality so, despite the price, we went with her advice.
I am so pleased with the kitchen paint color that we chose for this room -- mostly because it blends in perfectly with the marbling of the countertop. Let me tell you, picking out these kitchen paint colors was not an easy process, in fact, it took the better part of a month for me to finally settle on the right shade. I had friends, family, as well as just about every lovely associate at my local paint store weigh in on this decision. Most people told me that the best paint for kitchen cabinets is white and that grey is a perfect choice for walls.
I thought that I was brilliant choosing this rich pumpkin shade for our kitchen paint because I thought that it would bring out all of the earthy undertones in our brick archway and glossy wood floors. While the shade did do all of those things, I cannot say that I am particularly thrilled with the kitchen wall colors after all of that. In fact, I am actually considering repainting the walls in a more neutral shade. While I don't love the contrast of the dark shade against the lighter cabinetry, overall, I do believe that painting kitchen cabinets white was a definite success story.
Okay, I would love some help deciding on a new kitchen paint for our fairly large and very white kitchen! As you can see from these photos, our kitchen paint ideas are definitely on the outdated side, but I think that the space has a ton of potential if we just found the right shade. I love the the results of painting kitchen cabinets cream, as well as the countertop color, but the drapery, paint colors, and some of the decor we have in here definitely dates it. I am seeing a ton of white and grey kitchens online, so I am wondering if that would be the right direction for us as well. I definitely want whatever kitchen paint ideas we choose to be very trendy so that our home looks updated for a few years before we have to consider redecorating again.
How do we feel about the kitchen paint in here, do you think that it is a good shade or should we change it up to maybe a grey or super soft tan. Usually I am pretty good at picking paint, but I really struggle with kitchen colors for some reason. I think it is because there are so many individual elements that are part of a kitchen that it can be really challenging for some people (like me) to ensure that everything matches. The last time I painted a room I learned about something called "undertones" that apparently have a ton to do with if a color will look good in your room or not. I actually have an entire catalog of kitchen paint colors 2020 sitting on my desk in front of me, but I am so scared of picking the wrong undertone that I still haven't picked out a swatch.
I am so glad that we went with Sherwin Williams Favorite tan for our kitchen paint because I think that it tied it all together perfectly. I was a little bit iffy about using this shade of white for the cabinets because it is a little bit non traditional (most are a lot cooler and crisper), but it blended the west with the stacked stone backsplash we chose, so I thought I would give it a go. I actually think that these are some of the best kitchen paint colors that I have seen on here, even with the ultra golden plank flooring that we have. The only thing left to do in here is to choose a single, slightly bolder accent color just to liven it up a little bit.