I think color either comes naturally to you or it doesn’t. It doesn’t seem like there’s an in between. Follow along as I add a splash of color in the kitchen.
If you’ve been following along for any length of time, you probably know that our lower kitchen cabinets were black, up until a few days ago.
Last week, we had a sick baby who was absolutely miserable. Poor guy. He just wanted to snuggle, so what better to do than cuddle and watch tv? He slept plenty, as his little body needed rest to recover, but I definitely spent the 2 days watching HGTV… I’m not even sorry about it.
I honestly felt so inspired and ready to get busy on some projects (as soon as baby was better and let me, of course).
It’s crazy to me, because while this feels like a bold color, it also seems to go with everything. I think I even read somewhere that it is considered a neutral? Anyway, I’ve always loved green with red, white and blue. I think it will look great in spring and summer, and for fall the oranges will look amazing, and then Christmas will look good too, because they’re already green!
The color picking process was surprisingly not too difficult. Honestly that’s shocking to me. I’ve realized recently that I am an over-thinker through and through.
I can’t even remember how I landed on green, but I did and then I found a specific green color and just went for it. This green is kind of a “sage” green. It’s called “Retreat” by Sherwin Williams.
The nice man at Lowe’s gave me a few pointers in terms of what type of paint and primer to use (I usually get my paint from Home Depot). So I went with his suggestions.
I wanted a low/zero VOC paint, so this is what they carry when it comes to that. As for the primer, I usually don’t even prime, to be totally honest. Last time I painted my cabinets I did a coat of chalk paint first and used that as a primer of sorts. It worked really well actually.
This time, I bought a bonding primer. It seemed to work well. I still had to do a coat and a half (one coat with touch ups), but it went pretty quickly and smoothly overall.
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