This week marked the start of our kitchen renovation. I’m so excited and anxious to get this process started. Our kitchen is a bit disheveled right now but the end result will be worth a week or two (hopefully) of disorganization. All the cabinet doors/drawers are off and being stripped and sanded. Now that we have started our kitchen renovations we are making decisions on the details of the design. This is my favorite part of any project because this is where your creativity comes into play and everything starts to come together. We are going to add molding to the outer edge of our cabinets to add texture and a fresh coat of paint. Read about our plans for our cabinets here. I love everything about a white kitchen. I love the clean lines and fresh feel that white cabinets give a space. I know they say, “white is white” but it’s not always the case when it comes to paint. There are many different shades and tones to choose from and it can be a bit overwhelming. I love a good crisp white and with the black cabinet pulls and knobs we have picked out, I think this will be the perfect contrast.
Pure White by Sherwin Williams caught my eye right away. This may be my favorite so far. It’s the crisp white that I’m looking for, but with soft undertones.
Extra White by Sherwin Williams is Ben’s favorite. I really like this one as well but I’m a little hesitant that it’s too bright.
The last option in the running is Alabaster by Sherwin Williams. This is the color that you commonly see our favorite fixer upper inspiration, Joanna Gaines, use on her HGTV show. It’s more of a creamy white, which is perfect for the modern farmhouse design that I love. My only hesitation with this color is that it has more of an ivory undertone to it.
In the end, I think the best way to decide is to purchase samples and bring them into our home. The way colors look on paint samples and pictures doesn’t always reflect how they will look in your kitchen. Lighting, size of the space, and the layout of your room can drastically change the way a color presents.
Do you have a favorite white paint that you have used in your home? I would love to hear your opinion!
Thanks for reading,
**Paint Samples via Sherwin-Williams