I had decided to paint all the interior doors the same color: Silver Half Dollar by Benjamin Moore.
However I had fallen into this color in a wrong way.
I really needed to decide on the stain color for the bare-wood Shaker doors before thinking about the paint color for the painted doors.
I went out and bought a quart of Varathane “weathered gray” stain and tried it on a piece of pine.
At that point I realized the “weathered gray” stain would go with the kitchen cabinetry except that it was lighter.
Although lighter it was not light, more of a medium tone, which I liked.
Then I set out to choose a compatible paint color which turned out to be Benjamin Moore’s “Secret”.
I had used a home-mixed color very close to this for the bottom of the linen closet and the shelves in my bedroom.
So with a $10 coupon that I must use before the end of the month I bought a gallon of “Secret” in a satin finish to use on the doors.
I might lighten it a bit (with light grey), or warm it up (with “Sparrow“), or cool it off (with “Hydrangea“) when I actually get going on the painting depending on the actual color of the stain on the Shaker doors.
Are you brave to mix your own colors?