Whoops!  Looks like someone (and I’m not going to name names) forgot she had a blog.  I have been super busy at work/ working on the house that I am a bit behind…

Anyways, I have been stresssssing out while on the search for the perfect white paint color for the walls.  Who knew there are so many shades of white?  Luckily, it seems I am not the only one who has faced this dilemma and found some great advice on the interwebs from the Hunted Interior, Thistlewood Farms, and of course Houzz.

Since there is already going to be a lot going on in the kitchen with the black & white cabinets/counter tops, I wanted to use white as a nice grounding color for those louder elements and let them breathe a bit.  I, like everyone else lately, am a big fan of grey as a neutral, but did not want to add one more color of weight into the mix.  Confusing?

Here is the space as it currently is – the progress has been amazing btw.

Artesian1Plus the space is already inviting and bright with just the drywall that I would not want to take away the lightness of the space with a darker color.  Alas, the white.

After months of deliberation (seriously wish I was kidding),  Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008 is the winner.  It has a clean, yet warm feel to it that will not contend with the black island and built-ins while keeping the room feeling airy.  UPDATE: See how the Alabaster looks in our kitchen!

Here is a great example of what I am going for: Alabaster walls contrasted with a bright white trim.  The black accent looks so clean and fresh against the color.

Alabaster will be the color for the entire first floor to create a cohesive feel in the open plan, as well as the upstairs hallway.

Next stop, trim town.

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