We are knee-deep today in kitchen design. We have finally made it to this phase and actually need to make a final decision today on cabinet color! Yes, I said today! We are ready for installing drywall and normally at this point, you should have the cabinets finalized and ordered.
This is the part of the build I love, but it can be overwhelming just like other parts of the process. Isn’t it amazing how much emphasis we put on color? That was one of the biggest decisions as we were picking out cabinetry. We weren’t as concerned about the brand or all the bells and whistles, although those things are cool too. The color is what makes the cabinetry aesthetically pleasing.
We initially knew we wanted to go bold and go with a darker color, but as we started looking, a few colors and combinations caught our eye and one was actually on the lighter side.
Here are a few we have been contemplating. Hopefully, this will help you if you are also in need of some kitchen cabinetry inspiration.
Farrow and Ball Shaded White
Much to our surprise, we fell in love with Shaded White by Farrow and Ball. While we knew we wanted to go with a darker color, this perfect mushroom-like shade is stunning. It’s not your typical off white. It’s different, and different is what we were seeking. Although it is different and beautiful, it still is very versatile and can be paired with many color combinations.
Shaded White looks great paired with neutral colors and wood tones. I can even see implementing some black with this color. For instance, using black fixtures or even a black island would be a perfect combination. This is a great color to warm up any kitchen.
Farrow and Ball Railings
When we first came across Railings by Farrow and ball we knew we had found the one! Railings is exactly the dramatic look we were going for, but still soft and relaxing. I absolutely love its blue undertones.
Railings is stunning when paired with brass accents. It also looks beautiful paired with wood tones on the island, floor, and shelving.
Depending on how the light hits it, Railings can go from almost black to very blue as seen in the kitchen below:
Farrow and Ball Down Pipe
Farrow and Ball with another winner! This time the color is called Down Pipe. Down Pipe is another darker grey color with blue undertones. We love that darkness and the dramatic capability of Down Pipe. As we have envisioned a darker color, this truly piqued our interest. One concern we have with this color is it can look a bit green in some inspirational photos. Although I wasn’t so sure about this hint of green, Henry loves it.
Down Pipe also looks great with wood and brass. And of course, it also looks great with beautiful lighter colored marble or marble look countertops.