Paint color for kitchen cabinets

kjmAugust 19, 2010

HELP! I am trying to choose an "off white" for my kitchen cabinets. The BM linen white seems too yellow-but looks good in photos I've seen, also looking at BM cloud white, BM ivory, SW Whitetail, SW steamed milk. Don't want it to be too stark white-want a more period look.

Any ideas/photos?

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I did Frappe on my cabinets, but that sounds like it is too off white for you.

Another possible candidate... I recently did Timid White in a bedroom and it was plenty white but not stark at all. When I first put it up on the trim next to walls that had just been primed, I was amazed at the creaminess that I saw. But it is totally a real white now that that primer white is gone. It is probably the whitest white i have in my house. I have used bone white a lot in other rooms, which is very creamy and when I picked the TImid White I was ready to get away from the creamy whites, but a little Timid. The name suited me! And I like it a lot for a white. I think I can find a picture, but on a computer, it will be hard to tell I'm sure.

Then because I had a lot of Timid White leftover, I wanted to use it elsewhere near the Frappe kitchen. But the two would not be good abutting. So I picked Sparkling Wine as a transition white between the two. Perfect! The lady at the BM paint store guided me to Sparkling Wine. No undertones, a very clean off white.

And after all is said and done, I wish my Frappe kitchen cabs were a little lighter than they are. Not enough to do it over, but I should have gone a bit lighter. I think Sparkling Wine will now be my go-to off white in the future.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2010 at 2:29PM
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Here's Timid White:

Here's Sparkling Wine

And here's Frappe cabinets:

    Bookmark   August 21, 2010 at 2:36PM
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Check out SW Alabaster.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 6:02PM
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Remember that the color changes with the surroundings. If it's near blues and greens it will look "peachier" than if it's near taupes and browns.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2010 at 10:05AM
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