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RE: Need Help Deciding Countertop for Cream Shaker Cabinets! (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: holligator on 06.08.2009 at 09:32 am in Kitchens Forum

Have you considered antiqued Nordic Black granite? If you really like the look of soapstone, I think NB is the best substitute looks-wise. Below, I've linked a thread to jen4268's gorgeous kitchen, which displays antiqued Nordic Black with cream shaker cabinets and oak floors.

Although Virginia Mist is very pretty in its own right, I can't understand why it has earned the reputation that it "looks just like soapstone" (which I've heard from several granite people). The two installations I've seen in person look nothing like any soapstone I've ever seen. Again, beautiful on its own, but soapstone-like at all.

Here is a link that might be useful: Update Pics of cream traditional kitchen

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RE:: any luck finding robinst's carrara backspash here in states? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: kitchenconfidential2 on 02.04.2010 at 05:24 pm in Kitchens Forum

Found it. It really is beautiful. I could not use it though because it has more of a very white and gray tones; I need more of a white marble with creamier tones, but it is gorgeous. If I had soapstone or black countertops, I would use it. You can get it from Bella Pietra Kitchen & Bath in Darien, CT. bellapietraCT@aol.com. I don't think I can post a number here. Tried to but it went into cyberspace. They should be listed. Speak to Bill. If you need further information, just send me an email.


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clipped on: 02.10.2011 at 12:02 am    last updated on: 02.10.2011 at 12:02 am

RE: best creamy white not too yellow for cabinets (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: dlspellman on 02.14.2008 at 10:04 am in Kitchens Forum

Benjamin Moore Linen White is a nice creamy white. I used it on my woodwork and the base beneath my glazed cabinets. I'm very happy with it.


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clipped on: 02.09.2011 at 06:14 pm    last updated on: 02.09.2011 at 06:15 pm

RE: best creamy white not too yellow for cabinets (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: smarge on 02.17.2008 at 02:26 pm in Kitchens Forum

We have BM Navajo White for the trim in our current house and we're doing out new house's MBa vanity in Navajo White with a glaze. It's not at all yellow and it goes well in warm as well as cool toned rooms.


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clipped on: 02.09.2011 at 06:02 pm    last updated on: 02.09.2011 at 06:04 pm

Finished Kitchen~White, Marble, Soapstone

posted by: katieob on 12.04.2009 at 02:57 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi all.

A huge thank you to everybody on this forum who helped graciously with advice, photos, experience & info. What an incredible resource this is. Shout outs to Erikanh & marthavila for hood help, willowdecor for tile, all the stoners, and many more.

We moved in last week-bottom trim on fridge & dw are still missing, excuse the messy bottoms.

I'll be happy to provide details if anyone wants them.

Thanks for looking!

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clipped on: 11.23.2010 at 02:53 am    last updated on: 11.23.2010 at 02:56 am

Finished Farmhouse Kitchen

posted by: angel411 on 05.15.2010 at 03:51 pm in Kitchens Forum

I'm a long-time lurker and could not have built this house without this site! I'm posting in hopes of helping someone else like you wonderful people helped me!

Our house is a coastal farmhouse style in NE Florida. I dreamed of white shaker inset cabinets (Jbrodie's to be exact) so we gave our cabinet maker a picture of her kitchen. I was a little nervous because he had never built insets before, but I'd say he did a pretty good job! They are wonderful! (and ended up around $6,000 less than full overlays that were quoted from Kraftmaid)
The undercabinet lighting reads a little yellow, but the walls are a soft gray...we went with only a 4 in granite backsplash and it works well for us.
Please let me know if you have any other questions...I'm sure I left a lot out!

Details:
Cabinets- local cabinet maker, white shaker inset, BM Simply White
Hardware- Amerock Revitalize from HardwareHut.com
Countertops- Black Aracruz granite
Island Bar top- custom pine
Sink- Bella Lavello 30" Fireclay from designerplumbing.com
Faucet- Julianne Decor Design from designerplumbing.com
Wall paint- BM Edgecomb Gray
Refrigerator- Frigidaire Professional series
Microwave- Frigidaire Micro Professional
Wall Oven- Frigidaire 30" Professional
Gas Cooktop- Electrolux 5 burner gas
Downdraft- Broan
Dishwasher- Bosch
Pendants- Bronze dome pendants 76101-89 from Bellacor.com
Floors- 4 in. prefinished pine from Lumber Liquidators
Barstools- Target
Dining Table- Harvest collection Pottery barn

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RE: White cabinet paint color. How to choose? (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: amac514 on 11.07.2010 at 05:10 pm in Kitchens Forum

I think your white depends what is going on with floor/counters/backsplash/wall color. A color changes depending on what is next to it...when you look at whites find the brands total white color and take that with you to compare other whites...that will help you see what the color's undertones are.

Then look at your swatch next to your countertop material, floor, and any other key color in your kitchen (wall color/fabric/backsplash). Your cabinets are probably the biggest painted space in the room - that is going to be your defining color - so keep in mind what the cabinet color will do to the other materials.

There are cool whites (with blue/grey/green undertones) and warm whites (yellow/orange undertones). You want to keep a balance of warm and cool - and of course, decide what feel you want in your kitchen. I think most people prefer a warm white for cabinets since it is such a large part of kitchen color scheme and cooler colors can make a room feel stark if there is alot of it everywhere.

Definitely paint some big samples on board - totally worth the cost of the paint - many company's have sample sizes these day- hold that up in the room - against the other materials you are using. Look at it in the morning, afternoon and evening light if you can.

BM White Dove is a warm white - I chose that for my cabinets and they are starting to arrive - they don't look creamy at all - in fact they look very white but are not stark. When I was looking I googled some of the colors I was considering and came up with lots of images - that can be helpful to a point. But a photo really can't distinguish too much between whites.

Another set of eyes can be very helpful...are you using a painter at the end of your project? Have them come over and look at your samples...they often have a better sense of what everything will look like together.


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RE: White cabinet paint color. How to choose? (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: angel411 on 11.07.2010 at 07:59 am in Kitchens Forum

Our kitchen cabinets are painted BM Simply White. Our trim throughout the house is Simply White as well. I just found the inspiration pictures that I liked and then painted some sample pieces. Make sure you see them in the light of the kitchen...mine looks different throughout the day due to the big windows. For us, Simply White won over Acadia White because it was not too bright white, but not too creamy yellow. Good luck!
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RE: White cabinet paint color. How to choose? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: kateskouros on 09.18.2010 at 09:29 pm in Kitchens Forum

forget about chips. you need to go through the color fan decks and choose a few that appeal to you. get pints mixed and apply to some door sized boards. my cabinet maker gave me some primed doors so i painted those. you could also paint large (3x3) squares on the walls but i prefer the boards. imo, chips are completely useless. and don't try to choose the color in any other room or house. it will appear completely different depending on reflective light and surroundings. i spent weeks and hundreds of dollars on samples and i finally chose my white when i got sick and tired of painting those stupid boards! -btw: mine is SW dover white.


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