Besides having the popcorn ceilings removed before we moved into this house, we also had the kitchen cabinets painted. Again, this is one of those projects that I considered doing myself (for a quick minute) and then decided to hire somebody to do it. I knew a professional paint job was worth the cost, as much as our family of seven uses—and abuses—the kitchen.
I felt like this kitchen was meant to be classic white, but most of the beautiful white kitchens I’ve pinned have lighter countertops. (Sometimes, it’s easy to forget to notice those important little details.) Changing out the granite isn’t an option for us now—and I like it. Eventually, we hope to do some reconfiguring of the entire space which will probably force us to change the counters, but until then, we’re making limited changes.
You would think that white paint is white paint, but when you start to choose one, you realize there are a thousand different shades. I wanted to choose a softer white that wouldn’t look too stark with the counters. (I think that’s the trick to pairing white with granite countertops.) There are some flecks of gray in the granite, so I went that direction for the walls.
So, the cabinets are Alabaster and the walls are Useful Gray (both Sherwin Williams).
(Can you tell I manhandle my paint decks when making a decision?!)
I’m actually rethinking the walls a little and wondering if I should’ve gone white there, too. They’re reading a little more green-gray (in person) than I meant for them to. . . The good news is that there’s not that much wall space to repaint if I end up changing my mind. (There are just 1001 other things that are taking precedence right now.)
Next on my wish list would be a whiter tile backsplash. I’m still trying to decide if that’s a project I can (or want to) tackle myself. . .
There’s more to the kitchen than this one wall (thankfully), but I’ll show you the rest of it—and how we added some extra storage—next week.
PS—Thanks for all of the great feedback and kind comments on yesterday’s post. I was overwhelmed—in a good way. I write a post telling you I have no big news to share and get the most comments I’ve received in a long time. Go figure! Apparently, I’m not alone in my feelings. And, that’s always a good feeling in itself. :) You all are the best.