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Kitchen Cabinet "Re-do" - need colour advice

CanadianMommy's picture

I'm sure everyone is tired of my kitchen cabinet questions by now!  Sorry :(

I really value everyones opinion which is why I always turn to this forum.

I had my oak cabinets sprayed a few months ago Benjamin Moore OC-131 White Down.  I will skip all the details (it's a long story), but the cabinets are getting resprayed due to poor workmanship.  Since I get a second chance at picking a colour, I am wondering if the White Down is reading too white? 

The kitchen & dinette face South East and are always filled with sunlight.  I called in a Benjamin Moore Colour Consultant and she suggested Benjamin Moore CC-90 Natural Linen for the cabinets.  As per her suggestion, I have since painted the kitchen and dinette walls Benjamin Moore AF-115 Lodge (a dark brown Aura colour) which helps tie in the browns in the granite. The granite colour is called "Baltic Brown".  I like how the Natural Linen blends more with the counter top but am wondering "who has beigey cabinets"?  Will they look dingy or dirty?  I always thought of white as a classic cabinet colour.  I am open to either suggestion, my husband actually prefers the Natural Linen; I just want to do what will look best and have longevity.

Kitchen Cabinets: painted OC-131 White Down, Walls AF-115 LodgeKitchen Cabinets: painted OC-131 White Down, Walls AF-115 Lodge Natural Linen CC-90: paint swatch (CC-90) is taped to lower cabinets - thoughts?Natural Linen CC-90: paint swatch (CC-90) is taped to lower cabinets - thoughts?



Kitchen Cabinets "before"Kitchen Cabinets "before"

Granite - Baltic BrownGranite - Baltic Brown


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spersaud's picture

I agree with Lisa, here! I like how the white looks. What a change. Based on the swatch you have of the Natural Linen, it looks like it will be a similar tone to the backsplash border. Keep us posted on what you do! Good luck. :)

lmurphy's picture

Wow! The painted cabinets look amazing. I think the white actually looks fantastic and really looks fresh and modern against the brown granite and paint. That said, the natural linen definitely works, so I suppose you have to trust your gut (and husband and colour consultant). What does everyone else think?

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