The biggest paint job we’ve tackled in the new renovation is the kitchen. I showed you here the ceiling color: Edgecomb Gray. I mentioned that Charlie was really worried about the color until the entire ceiling was painted after which he calmed down.
When we first started painting the ceiling the color seemed very dark for a ceiling.
Once the entire ceiling was painted it didn’t seem too dark at all.
I had the same sort of uh-oh moment when we painted the kitchen walls. I knew I wanted a yellow ochre color to give the feeling of a Provencal French kitchen.
Grey and ochre are a great combination to me.
My first choice was Martha Stewart’s Dried Chamomile which seemed just too bold for me.
The paint swatch near the dough bowl is Dried Chamomile.
After searching the swatches at our local Benjamin Moore store I came upon Waterbury Cream.
Waterbury Cream by Benjamin Moore
When I first brushed a sample onto the primed walls it seemed almost garish.
Waterbury Cream against the primed walls was way too gold for my liking.
But since I had a whole gallon I decided to stumble on and paint the entire room.
Waterbury Cream is actually a nice creamy ochre with a
hint soupcon of green.
I knew the kitchen would take two gallons so if I really hated the base coat I would change the topcoat.
This knee wall will have dark grey cabinets on the bottom, a stainless steel countertop, and grey limestone backsplash to the cap of the wall.
Well, not necessary. When the whole kitchen was painted the walls were a creamy ochre color reminiscent of Provence.
This wall will be mostly cabinets: grey on the bottom and white on the top.
Much of the walls will be covered with dark grey bottom cabinets and glazed white ones on the top.
Not true to color but this is the idea.
We’re also planning a grey limestone backsplash so the kitchen will be mostly neutrals highlighted with yellow ochre.
Royal Grey Honed Limestone for the backsplash.
Even though painting has its scary moments I never get too crazy because:
- I like color and have experience selecting color.
- Paint is easy to change especially since we’re doing the painting ourselves.
Have you been totally surprised by a paint color? Good surprised or bad surprised? Did you live with it?