Problem with cabinet paint color: Where to go from here?
Our new cabinets were (halfway) installed yesterday. They were made by a custom cabinetmaker who has done a lot of work for us in the past. The difference is that in the past I have always painted what he has built, but for the kitchen cabinets he arranged for a painter. I had very little communication with the painter beyond confirming the product he would be using and running out to his shop to approve a paint sample.
The cabinets were painted with a Sherwin Williams product color matched to BM Cloud White. The sample I saw (which was on scrap wood of the same variety as the cabinets) was close enough that I was OK with it.
Unfortunately, there are issues. There are at least three different whites on the cabinets. Some might be caused by a lack of paint (this is clearly the problem on one of the French-style pantry doors, which don't match in the least), but others, including the fridge surround, which is the part you see from the living room, appear to be a completely different color that is much, much creamier.
I have painted everything else in the room--window and door trims, ceiling, freestanding island, banquette--in Cloud White so I know exactly what the color should look like.
Some cabinets aren't so bad. There are no doors on the upper cabinets yet although I have all the doors here.
The cabinet maker was hoping to do the entire install yesterday but our house is horrifically out of level, plumb and everything else you can think of so it's no easy task. He'll be back at the end of the week to finish up.
Before he left I mentioned the paint to him and he said he noticed some of the problems, although it wasn't until I took a cabinet door to some of the other cabinets and the fridge surround and showed him the dramatic difference in color that he realized the extent of it.
I told him I needed to think about what to do to fix it and that we could discuss it later, which is fine with him.
So what SHOULD I propose to do about this? Obviously everything else including the countertops and backsplash have been purchased to coordinate with this color so it's important to have it right. There are some cabinets that do not look good with the countertop sample I have.
Should I try to isolate the cabinets that are far off and have them repainted? Should the whole thing be redone? Should I just work out a deal with the painter to pay him for materials or whatever and find someone else to fix this?
Sorry for making this so long. I just wanted to get as much information in here as possible.