New Kitchen Color

Although our kitchen is only a few months old (and not yet fully developed), I changed ma mind, yes I did.

Note to husbands: This is what could happen while you’re away for work.

The Martha Stewart Sharkey Gray that I chose before we even started building the kitchen just wasn’t floating my boat anymore. I felt like it was too dark without being dark enough to look dramatic or intentional and that it clashed with the oak countertops.

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I wanted to go somewhere cooler, since the adjoining living room is cool-toned. I tested three colors in three places.

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Especially wanted to see how the colors would flow from the kitchen looking into the living room (at that fabulous mirror!).

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And although I really did like the darker green/gray color, I knew Chris would hate it. So I chose Benjamin Moore Moonshine. Just look at these gorgeous rooms from around the Web that used this color!

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I knew right away that I was going to love it!!

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These two photos (below) illustrate how much the new color lightened up the whole kitchen

On the left: Moonshine is on the left and Sharkey Gray is on the right (around the fridge).

On the right: both sides are painted in Moonshine.

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Here’s another view of the Moonshine on the left and Sharkey Gray on the right:

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And here’s the same perspective with Moonshine on both sides.

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I absolutely LOVE the new color! The whole kitchen looks softer and airier and I think the oak counters don’t clash with the wall col0r now. This color lets the shiny kitchen jewelry (hardware) be the star.

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Can’t wait until we’re ready to start working on the adjoining dining room. Will definitely be using Moonshine as a jumping off point!

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Anyone else ever changed their mind so quickly? Is it just me??? Tell me it’s not just me! Please!

Follow-up note: Once Chris noticed the color was different, he was all about it!

Have a great week!
<3 Teresa
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12 Responses to New Kitchen Color

  1. Dave says:

    The moonshine looks good, we have 2 different swatches of red next to our 52″ tv to figure out which we want (read; what the wife wants)

  2. Katrina says:

    looks good, like the color. We just painted our bathroom a few months back, and I’m not loving the color! lol, so I might be changing it up…..so I know what you mean about loving a color then thinki9ng, nah!

  3. The color is great. I question colors all the time but at least they are easy to change!

  4. madambass says:

    I like the comparison pictures, the difference is striking!

  5. Anna says:

    Chris wouldn’t have liked the green?

    • Teresa says:

      He almost didn’t like this color, and all for characteristics that were more pronounced in the green! I know! Hard to believe from Outdoor Man, right??

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