Most people when they contact us about refinishing their cabinetry have plans to change their dated oak, cherry, pine cabinets ect. to white. It seems simple enough right? Until you go to choose a shade of white… because just ‘White’ in itself isn’t really a thing. There are lots of different shades of white. All with different undertones, and temperatures. We thought we would give you some tips and tricks on picking what shade of white works best for you!
These whites tend to be more creamy and soft. When selecting a warm white pay attention to the undertones which can lean towards a yellow or beige. A favorite warm white we have used recently was Sherwin Williams Alabaster. With a subtle hint of beige it brought this kitchen from dark to bright without being overly cool
A kitchen we did in a neutral white was Sherwin Williams Snowbound. Paired with Hale Navy on the island made the white in this kitchen pop even more. This is definitely more in the cool family as you can see its much brighter than Alabaster but not as white as Extra White as you will see below. This gave our kitchen a bit of a nautical feel which is pretty fitting in our little seaside town.
This next kitchen as you can see went with bright bright bright! Her cabinets were refinished in Sherwin Williams Extra White SW 7006 which makes her light blue backsplash and yellow walls really pop!
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