Choosing a paint color for my Kitchen has been quite an ordeal.
As you may remember, my kitchen walls use to be a dark brown color. I knew by painting them a lighter color it would brighten up the room a ton.
The ceiling in the kitchen use to be a "Cake Batter" color, as my husband called it. So I first painted it in the same white I used on my cabinets (see my painted cabinets post HERE) I should also mention that I primed the brown walls before painting them.
Since moving into the our new home, I have been caring this paint chip around.
I loved it. It was called Maine Shore by Valspar, found at Lowes.
It seemed to be the perfect light blue-green color. I wanted it for my kitchen walls.
However, once I got it on the walls, I didn't love it so much anymore.
It looked way more "minty" then I had imagined it looking. It wasn't bad, I actually really liked it on the wall of my pantry door.
But it just wasn't the right color for the rest of the room. I think because it was more of a beachy-cottage color and my kitchen, with the dark wood stove mounting and dark tile is more of a farmhouse style. So the color just didn't seem to flow.
So next I decided to go with a grey.
I chose 3 colors that I liked from my Pottery Barn/ Benjamin Moore color book.
( I have to note that we do not have a Benjamin Moore close by, so I had Lowes mix the paint and I don't think any of them were a "perfect" match )
Out of the 3 samples, I liked the BM Moonshine the best.
So using the rest of my sample, I painted the main kitchen walls with it.
It again looked good, but still not the right color. I really wanted a light color in the kitchen, but I also have to work with the dark tile back splash, I wanted to blend it into the walls, whereas the lighter color was making it stand out.
So back to Lowes I went for 3 more samples.
These were the 3 new colors I picked out.
All 3 of them blended with the tile and wood stove mounting so much better.
Out of those colors I liked, BM Horizon Gray the best, although I have to apologize, my camera was set on a sunlight setting and so it threw the color off a bit.
As you can see here below the top picture is on the sunlight setting and the bottom was on normal light setting. This shows you how the color can change a bit depending on the light.
Yeah! I finally found the Perfect color for my Kitchen,
Benjamin Moore - Horizon Gray.
I've also changed out the light fixtures so stay tuned for that, then next up will be my New Kitchen Reveal.
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