Last Updated on December 24, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
Some of the kitchen progress might be delayed for a bit, but for a very good reason. The one thing that’s been holding up so much progress in this house will finally be corrected on Friday of next week.
We’re finally getting our house leveled!!
It seems like we’ve been talking about and planning that for forever, and so many things I want to do have been put off because we need to level the house first. So finally, that will be done, and then it’ll be full steam ahead. I’ll be able to put up the wall between the living room/entryway and the music room like I want. I’ll be able to install wainscoting and grasscloth in the living room, I’ll be able to build the overmantel.
So many things have been waiting on this one thing.
And naturally, I don’t want to put up drywall in the kitchen, or install kitchen cabinets, until the house is level. I’ll happily wait.
But in the meantime, my search for the perfect kitchen cabinet green paint color has begun. I bought six samples yesterday, and this very well may just be “Round 1” because I don’t know that I really love any of these colors.
First, let’s take another look at the kitchen that inspired me to go for green cabinets.
As I was selecting some paint samples, I realized that I tend towards more olive greens than whatever that is on those cabinets. But I did force myself to get one very similar green. Unfortunatly, it’s the one color that I just can’t get to show up accurately on these pictures. And I’m actually surprised because I think it might be my favorite one.
First, here’s what they look like in the kitchen against the cabinet wall. Of course, it’s really impossible to get an accurate read in the room at this point since I still don’t have lights, and there’s black tar paper on the walls instead of bright white painted drywall.
These paint colors are:
- Mountain Forest, Behr
- Pacific Pine, Behr
- Vineyard, Behr
- Torrey Pine, Behr
- China Green Marble, Martha Stewart
- Forest Green, Glidden
And here’s a look at those same paint colors outside in the shade.
I’m so frustrated that I just can’t get that Forest Green to show accurately. At least on my computer, it appears to have a bluer/duller appearance than it does in person.
Anyway, I ruled out #4 and #5 immediately. #4 looks like it belongs in a child’s room to me, and #5 is just way too dull. I want something that looks much more vibrant than that.
So have any of you used any of these colors? I’m really especially curious about the Forest Green. I just don’t know why it’s showing up looking so much bluer in pictures than it does in person. The likely explanation is that I don’t take great pictures. But the off-chance explanation is that my camera is “seeing” something I’m not, and that makes me a bit nervous. I do NOT want a blueish green on those cabinets, and I really don’t want to choose the wrong color, and then have to repaint my cabinets. Walls aren’t a big deal to repaint. Cabinets are a headache.
But like I said, this might just be “Round 1” of this color selection. While I hate spending $20 more on paint samples, I do want the perfect green! After all, my green cabinets will make or break the design of my kitchen.
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