Our kitchen cabinets have a distressed finish that was done by the builder 7 years ago.
Paint Finish Appears More Yellow Over Time
I'm a big fan of the distressed look on furniture and cabinets, but over the years our cabinets have yellowed with some sections worst than others.
To take away the yellowish hue, I decided to start with a small section of wall below these glass cabinets.
This wall section was originally painted with the same finish as the cabinets and is one of the yellowest parts of the kitchen.
With the under-counter lights turned on, the wall finish looked really ugly yellow next to the brown granite countertop.
Several Shades of White For Comparison
I've planned for over a year to add some bead-board and corbels to the wall area like shown in this picture from a 2016 issue of Cottage magazine...
Plan: Add Wood Like This 2016 Issue Cottage MagazineI chose the creamier white shade from my samples and painted two coats on the wall section. I used a bright-white bread box to show the creamier white on the wall compared to a really true white color.
Photo Filtered To Show How The Cabinets Would Look With Less Yellow
I put some white dish items and a black chalkboard next to the wall section to see how the cream color on the wall looked against black and white.
I didn't really like the creamy white compared to the bright white and black. The creamy white just kind of faded away...
Looking at all the white dishes with the black chalkboard made me realize the gingery brown color of the cabinets looks better contrasted with bright white and black like the dish towel laying on the counter.
I actually bought this dish towel a few years ago to use as an inspiration piece for the kitchen.
I guess I got lost in my disease called "Paint Decision Trauma" and forgot about my inspiration piece!
I'm scratching the creamy-white paint color and sticking with the colors in the dish towel as I think this is a better option. Maybe.
Dish Towel Will Be My Inspiration Piece
I'll be painting more samples on the wall section...first some white paint, then some black paint...before adding bead-board.
I want to know exactly what color I want to paint the bead-board before we put it up as I only want to paint the bead-board once!
Won't you join me at the Keep-In-Touch party at Let's Add Sprinkles, the Feathered Nest Friday party at French Country Cottage and Best of the Weekend at Ms Toody Goo Shoes.
I sure hope I don't get any more paint color ideas over at these parties.
Thanks for dropping by!