Last Updated on October 8, 2017 by Kristi Linauer
Well, since I’m still not quite ready for heavy lifting projects (e.g., building pantry cabinets) because of my back, and my wallpaper still hasn’t been delivered for the breakfast room walls (I was so hoping it would be here this week!!), I decided to go ahead and repaint my kitchen cabinets. And while I originally said I was going with white on the uppers, I changed my mind and decided to go with a light neutral non-white color.
The color I chose is Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, and I do expect it to darken up just a touch with the second coat.
The man at the Benjamin Moore store said that it’s been their most popular color for several years now, and if you look on Pinterest and Houzz, you’ll see that it’s certainly a popular color. Some call it the most perfect neutral paint color, and the most perfect greige. To me, it doesn’t look gray at all. It looks like a very light khaki color. Of course, the color all depends on the lighting in the room, but you can see that same paint color in these rooms:
And I even found a picture of it on cabinets.
Yes, this is a complete departure from where I’ve been heading for the last year. I told y’all that there would be some unexpected surprises, and this is just the beginning.
So why this instead of white? Well, I love white. But I just don’t like so much of it. I did really want the upper cabinets to be a light neutral, though, and to me there nothing more classic (well, probably more 80s and 90s classic) than white, khaki, and dark blue.
Yep, it’s a classic combo, in my opinion. So I’ll be brightening up the grout on the backsplash/wall tiles to make the tile look whiter and brighter, and the countertops will be refinished so that they’re whiter and brighter. (I’m still undecided on whether or not I’ll try the marble look. Still waiting on the guy to come look at my countertops and give me his advice.) Then the uppers will be the Revere Pewter (which looks light khaki to me) and the lowers will be the dark blue Gentleman’s Gray.
A complete departure. And the ride is just beginning. 😀
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