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Choosing the right paint color for a room can be a pretty difficult task. You may like a color in the store or on the internet but it may look completely different on your walls. Or what about when it’s a dark rainy day and there’s no natural light coming into the room? So many questions to consider when choosing a color of paint.

I’ve learned that it can be incredibly helpful to take a compass and read the direction of your room before making any decisions.  South facing rooms usually get plenty of sunlight, so you can go with warmer colors and darker hues.  North facing rooms may not see as much light so a warmer grey or greenish blue usually work well in those spaces.

We have recently decided to embark on a kitchen refresh for our Northeast facing kitchen with a new paint color for our cabinets and wood trim.  Our kitchen is a classic, white shaker style with original wooden cabinetry paired with white marble worktops.

While this classic style didn’t look obviously dated, I wanted a more modern look for the room where I spend so much time.  A color that would bring calm to a busy space, and feel stylish at the same time. I opted for a super pretty yet modern grey with blue undertones, by Benjamin Moore called Nimbus Grey.

This color is a brilliant mid- tone grey with lots of blue undertones.  It is warm yet refreshing at the same time.  My husband and I both can’t believe how modern the kitchen now feels.  It suddenly has a commercial quality to it, like being in a luxurious restaurant somewhere along the beach.

Inside the cabinets we painted the walls a stunning seafoam green called Palladin Blue also by Benjamin Moore.  This bit of accent detail has created a stunning combination. We couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out.

Sometimes there is no need to get a whole new kitchen if you can refresh the existing cabinetry with a new coat of paint.

Have you been in love with any new paint colors that have totally transformed a space? Share the love in the comments below!

Until Next Time,

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