Finding the Perfect Paint for Kitchen Cabinets (and pink granite)

After Baxter's surgery, he was on a regime that required food and medication three times per day. I had planned on going back to the tile shop to finalize flooring for our bathroom, but I took some vacation time to stay at home with Baxter instead. Since the bathroom progress was stalled, I decided to jump into painting our kitchen cabinets.

We plan to do a full renovation on the kitchen in the future, but that's probably a few years down the road. For now, painting the cabinets will help brighten the room up.

I posted about trying to find a good paint color to go with the pink (yes, pink) granite kitchen countertops a few weeks ago. I wasn't really happy with any of the colors I tested, so I turned to the Houzz forums for some opinions. One woman was nice enough to pull out the main colors
in the granite.


I loved seeing the colors lined up that way, but none of them jumped out at me as a color I particularly liked. Another user photoshopped a pretty, green color on the walls in hopes that it would make the room look nicer, but I thought it made the granite stand out even more.


Finally, a user suggested a specific color, Benjamin Moore Lancaster Whitewash. I looked up pictures of kitchens in which that color was used on the cabinets and thought it might be just right. One sample pot later, I had my color:


The paint was still wet when I took that picture, so it is slightly darker. I still have a long ways to go before I can show a pretty picture. More soon!

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