I have read all your posts about white and cream and still have one more question: our house has white vinyl windows, and I have painted the wood trim around them Cloud White to make them disappear. Is this the right white for all the trim?
There is a big window in the eating area of the kitchen, and the kitchen cabinets are a cinnamon colour of knotty alder. (I would paint them someday except for the knots.) There is a coordinating granite counter, and tiles which are close to OC-9 Ballet White, OC-19 Seapearl, or in some lights White Down. These tile go up to the ceiling behind the hood fan and intersect with white crown moulding painted Cloud White.
The white of the moulding and the ceiling, not to mention the pale yellow wall paint which is about to be changed to green, makes the tiles look dirty. A local colour consultant has specified to paint all the trim in the house White Down (which may not in fact be the exact match for the tile) but White Down makes the vinyl windows look cheap.
I think I should stick to only one white in the house: is that right? (It is an open concept house). Thanks Susan.
I love the green chairs in your kitchen, they really add a fresh feeling to the space. I agree that your current wall colour is too clean compared to the more muted yellow beige tones of your countertop and floor.
If you do paint your kitchen green, make sure the green you choose is in the same family as the chairs. Otherwise I would suggest a more muted yellow beige like HC-32 Standish White to relate to your finishes.
Your creamy backsplash is definitely the white that should dictate the trim colour in your kitchen and therefore the rest of your house, however unless your wall colours are much richer and darker everywhere else, I would keep it Cloud White and ignore the transition between your tile and crown in the kitchen.
And you are right, a much creamier trim would make it more obvious that your windows were white vinyl, better to have it look right everywhere else rather than change everything to work with the crown moulding in your kitchen!
Love your subway tile backsplash! But of course I would say that!
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