Time to Weigh In

Ok, y’all! Michael Luke has finally finished grouting the tile backsplash. Let me just tell you that it looks great. Even better than I imagined because we didn’t have to pay anybody to install it!  I’ll be back with more posts about all our tiling adventures but until then I need your input on paint colors for the cabinets.

We have wasted countless hours staring at all our paint samples, re-situating them around the room, switching back and forth between favorites, and now we have narrowed it down to two choices.

Sherwin Williams Alpaca and Requisite Grey.
cabinet shotOriginally, when I started pulling finishes together for our kitchen I was picturing a medium grey tone for the cabinets.

My Sunshine Kitchen

My Sunshine Kitchen by krystle-1 on polyvore.com

But now that I have had time to think a little lot more about it and see what the kitchen looks like with the counters and backsplash installed I’m honestly  leaning more towards Sherwin Williams Alpaca.

counter shotI like Alpaca because being a lighter color it won’t enclose the kitchen.  It has been truly amazing how much bigger the kitchen looks since we painted it yellow and I just don’t want to lose that visual illusion.

american olean backsplashSo here’s where you come in.  It’s time for you to weigh in and let me know which color you would choose.  I plan to get the paint mixed by the end of the week and hopefully start painting by this weekend!

Have you ever debated and then debated some more a major design decision for your house?  Or are you one of those who goes with their first choice and there is no turning back?

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8 thoughts on “Time to Weigh In

  1. ValenzMom a/k/a Helen

    I agree, Krystle, that the lighter Alpaca gray would look better I think. I can see that it’s really hard to tell with just the small paint swatch, but I think you are right. Plus, I believe in going with your first instinct anyway. I also think that the lighter color will allow the countertops to stand out on their own a bit more.

    1. Krystle Post author

      Thanks, Helen. We did have a bunch more samples and grouped them all over the room but unfortunately I placed shoved them all in a drawer when company came over and they ended up stuck together. 🙁

  2. Bekah

    I am an Alpaca an as well. (That was a really weird sentence to type by the way). I like that it kind pf pulls out the lighter tone in your countertops.

    I debate and debate and then usually go back my first idea anyway, haha!

    1. Krystle Post author

      That’s how we generally are but I can argue for each one of these paint colors which makes it really hard! We are moving towards lighter colors in our house though and really want the house to feel as open as possible. Which gives Alpaca some score points.

  3. Kelly @ Corner of Main

    I am guilty. i voted for the darker one! They are both really pretty, but I guess I like the bolder look. I would actually vote darker bottom, lighter top. Can’t wait to see how it goes!!

    1. Krystle Post author

      Thanks, Kelly. I thought about doing darker bottom, lighter top as well but my end cabinet is full height which totally messes up that idea. The bolder look is what I like about the darker one as well. I’m just second guessing myself now that I have the counters installed. I may just have to blind fold myself and stick a pin on the paint sample!

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