Condo Utility Closet & Hallway

Utility Closet Update–A Cabinet Color Decision

Yesterday I started priming the cabinets in my utility closet to get them ready for paint today.  Before I started priming, I was still undecided on the paint color I wanted to use.  Remember when I asked you lovely people your opinion way back in November?  (Yes, I’ve been dragging my feet on this decision for that long!)  Many of you voted for the dark brown of the wall, but I think that would be way too dark. Many of you also said white, which is the way I was leaning. But the majority of you voted for the green.

Well, I second guessed the majority, and decided to go with white…until yesterday…


Now I realize that this is primer, and the paint would be a touch warmer than this, but it’s still such a harsh contrast with the wall.  I just can’t imagine that white cabinets will look good in this space.  And this is even without the doors!  With the doors on, the white will be even more overwhelming and in-your-face.

So, green it is.  I should have listened to you all along.  🙂

What do you think?  Now that you see the white, don’t you think it’s too harsh?  I guess we’ll see!

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    The M's
    January 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Loving that paper…so fun and different!

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      January 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you! It’s actually paint. 🙂

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    Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage
    January 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Picking the paint is half the battle – can’t wait to see it

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    January 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Love the idea of the green! It will look fresh and lovely!

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    January 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I’m looking forward to seeing the finished project. It looks like it took a lot of patience and talent to paint the argyle! The green sounds like a good choice!

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    January 25, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I voted for green the first time around and I’m sticking with that vote…. can’t wait to see the finished product.

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    Anne @diy projects
    January 26, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Green is definitely the colour I’d go for. My kids say I can’t get enough of green in the house, but I find it so versatile, and the different shades are all so warm and fresh and inviting. Your utility cupboard looks great.

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    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog
    January 27, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I LOVE green! Can’t wait to see it all finished up!!

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    Sera @designerfoto
    January 28, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Green, definitely and I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out. I was impressed with the argyle when I thought it was paper. Handpainted!? Nice work!

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