white cabinets look yellow!

joyceamorganOctober 11, 2013
I am SO sad! We are just finishing up with our new home. The cabinets have been installed in the kitchen. The island is a beautiful Ben Moore Ozark Shadows (light gray). The rest of the cabinets in the kitchen are Dover White (Sherwin Williams). The paint on the walls is a light gray, and the trims and also the tongue and groove in the breakfast nook are Sherwin Williams Extra White. This Extra White is beautiful, clean, fresh. I love it! But, it makes the Dover White cabinets look dirty! The extra white is also very nice with the gray. I am thinking about having the YELLOW cabinets repainted the Extra White. The granite (which hasn't been installed yet) is Alpine White. HELP!!!...so disappointed!
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Darzy
Need photos to really help. But, sometimes we all just get a little panicky when things are coming together and it's not quite finished. Wait until the granite is installed. Plus, it would be a lot easier to repaint the walls...not the cabinets. :)
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All About Interiors LLC
I agree with Darzy. It would help if you posted pictures.
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feeny
Another option is to repaint the trim in the color of the cabinets. Bright whites next to creamy whites usually make the creams look creamier. Some people like that look, some don't. We painted our cabinets the same ivory color as the trim throughout our house, and we even ended up painting the ceiling in a flat version of that color so that the cabinets would "read" a true ivory and not look yellow or beige in comparison to a more stark white.
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joyceamorgan
I really like the bright white look...so thinking maybe I'll head that direction. I just keep seeing yellow. Thanks for your comments!
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MS Colours Inc
IF the alpine white granite is indeed white the cabinets will appear to be more creamy after it is installed.
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JudyG Designs
It is your white trim that is making the cabs yellow…paint your trim SW Dover white…it is a beautiful rich white.
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
I agree with feeny. To paint new cabinets is expensive. If there is nothing else in the room to compare to, Dover White will appear white. It really depends on how your countertop will look. I would paint the trim to match the cabinets.
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Nicole Lee
painting the trim to match the cabinets is a great idea. can't wait to see the finished product!
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Rockin' Fine Finish
Like already mentioned anything whiter than your cabs that will make them look yellow and dingy
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