Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Picking the Perfect Paint Color

Over the last few months my parents have been in the process of a major overhaul of their kitchen, dining room, family room and bedroom … basically their entire main level. It has been a major project that they are tackling most of the work on and I have been lucky enough to give my input on a lot of the changes along with help to transform many of their current furniture. (Remember this post about their bedroom furniture transformation?)

Right now the focus is on the kitchen. The cabinets, floor, and countertops are original to the house and well, ready for a little update!



So far they have repainted the walls a nice warm creamy neutral and installed new lighting. The new granite counter tops have been picked out along with the new wood floor and will both be installed soon. That leaves us with those cabinets. My mom and Dad were going back and forth between staining and painting them, and finally decided on paint, which is where I come in! (And when I say “I”, I should mention that the hubby will be a major part in the cabinet overhaul … have I ever mentioned that he is a painter? Yep, he paints cars for a living and now paints all my furniture projects! LOVE that guy!)

We knew we wanted a light creamy white, but picking just the right shade is key to the whole kitchen turning out. So the pressure is on!

Here are the colors that my Mom and I narrowed it down to. They are all BM paints and it was crazy how close they were when we hung them all up next to one another. I really don’t think we could go wrong with any of them, which made choosing even harder!



Here they are with the granite. (Which in the end they chose a different granite, but it is very similar to this one … you get the idea!)


Keeping in mind that they will be grounded by a nice dark wood floor, what color would you choose? And does anyone else think BM has given the same paint color about four different names? Tricky Tricky!


  1. They seriously all look the same to me! I don't think you could go wrong with any of them. No matter which one you picked, the end result will be fabulous! I can't wait to see the finished project!

  2. I like cloud white, gotta love handy husbands :) Nice work!