Nope, that post title is not my original idea but an ode to a post written by The Nester a couple of years ago.
For me, her post said. it. all.
I find paint selection very difficult, and could definitely benefit from a course in color theory.
It’s all about undertones, undertones, undertones (green, pink, and yellow, oh my).
Since we are painting every trim, door, wall, closet, ceiling, and cabinet before we officially move our stuff in I’ve done a lot of research on color trends, and how to choose colors based on the existing floor and cabinet undertones in the space. Pinterest has been a great place to find ideas, as well as Garden Web. Have you been to Garden Web? I LOVE that site! Just google a paint color (i.e. Benjamin Moore Grant beige, Garden Web) and bam – you will find many threads to look through. It’s a wonderful site and a great online community.
Also, did you know that Ace Hardware now offers 14 oz sample cans of Aura and Affinity paint for $7? I bought several colors yesterday and am going to paint sample boards to bring to the house in order to make my final decisions. After a lot of thought (and eye strain looking at paint chips), here are my top contenders:
Cabinetry in the kitchen:
Or Bone White
(I’m leaning towards this color because it is very muted. I like soft, creamy whites, especially with a black counter top. Black soapstone would be my ideal counter – one day. I’ll take the doggie in the picture, too.)
Walls: Grant beige (I think this is the one.)
I also like Manchester tan for the walls.
It is supposed to be the most true neutral tan with subtle green undertones.
Trim/doors: Mascarpone (no photo)
So, do you have any of these colors in your home, or what is your favorite wall or cabinet color?