Shiloh cabinets-- Soft White or Polar White? Thoughts?
I have been lurking on this site now for 2+ months... I wish I had started posting my questions earlier :) We are in the middle of a kitchen renovation and addition. Just to give you some background info--we bumped out the existing kitchen about 15 feet to make room for an eat-in kitchen area (which will now be open to our existing familyroom), added some windows, and a few skylights (which are situated kind of between the eat-in area and where the actual kitchen starts). We plan on using stainless steel appliances, either chrome or nickel hardware, and a light colored granite (perhaps something that has flecks of golds, grays, etc...)... maybe some sort of light grey on the wall in the eat-in area (not a ton of wall space in the kitchen area)....not sure about backsplash yet, and our floors are a white oak stained in Ipswich pine (not super light, but not super dark either). Even with all of the windows and skylights, our kitchen doesn't get a ton of sunlight. Our design includes a peninsula (which separates the kitchen from the eat-in area at the very rear of the house). Our home is colonial style and we are going with inset cabinets from Shiloh. We are supposed to be finalizing the cabinet order tomorrow...yes, I know... nothing like waiting until the last possible minute to make key decisions. :)
I LOVE our layout but I am torn between the polar white (which is a brighter white) and the soft white. Ive been able to find some pics online of soft white (and fewer of polar). In some pics the soft white looks a bit beige (which isn't the look Im going for; in other pics, the polar looks incredibly bright white (again, which isn't exactly the look Im going for).
These are some of my inspiration pics:
Has anyone here used (or seen firsthand) Shiloh cabinets in either the polar or soft white? What were/are your initial reactions to these colors (especially in light of my inspiration pics and what Ive described about our design above?) 'd love your thoughts one way or another... Im just so torn and I dont want to regret my decision.. though Im sure either would be fine (I hope). I'm just horrible when it comes to color choices (and lucky me.. I have about 6 more rooms in need of paint after I finish this kitchen project. Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated! -Angela