Last Friday, I selected the wall color for Julia’s kitchen, and took it over to the painters. While I was there, I noticed a painting decision that seemed a bit…well…ODD to me. I’ll see if you notice it in these pictures.
But I absolutely love the wall color!! It’s called Analytical Gray from Sherwin Williams.
Isn’t that pretty? If you’ve read my blog for long, you know that I’m generally not a fan of granite…AT ALL. But I have to admit, I absolutely love this particular granite. The place where I found it calls it African Nile, but I’m almost sure that’s a proprietary name, because I tried to look it up online, and couldn’t find any granite by that name. But it’s gorgeous…white and gray, with hints of black/brown and a light green that runs through it.
But now, back to that odd painting choice:
The cabinets were still draped in plastic when I arrived, so I didn’t even notice the crown molding, but as they started unwrapping and untaping them, my first thought was, “What the heck?!” It seemed like such an odd decision to me to paint the crown molding white.
I guess it really is one of those head-scratchers, since the crown molding continues all the way around the room, but above the black cabinets, my thought was that it definitely needed to be black. Then they can transition to white in the corners. But to me, the white above the black cabinets makes the cabinets–which should look tall and elegant–look stubby and plain.
So what would you do? Paint the crown black above the cabinets, and transition to white in the corners? Paint all of the crown white, even above the cabinets? Paint all of the crown black?
I know what I like, and what makes sense to me. But clearly that’s not what made sense to the painter. I guess it’s just a matter of personal taste, and there’s not really a right and wrong answer.
But in the end, I will get my way. By the time I left, they were taping it off to spray it black.
Edit: The strange thing is that if you look at the pictures I took a few days ago, they had originally painted the crown above the cabinets black. The the painter decided that it looked funny, and that it should be white. Now I think it looks funny, so back to black it goes. 🙂