In Vogue Design & Draperies Inc.
April 6, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We are having our natural maple kitchen sprayed in a shade of white. I am really having a hard time making a choice on which white. I do not want it to be too yellow, not stark white but more of a clean taupe white.
Any ideas would be great.
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What are the undertones in the rest of your house? Things you can't easily change (like fireplace stone and flooring and backsplash tile)?

You are right: there is grayish white, beige-ish white, white with yellow undertone...

Look at the surroundings and decide with what the white will need to harmonize. Then, pick a white color with the same undertone as you see elsewhere in your house… For instance, if you have a gray stacked stone fireplace, go with white with a gray undertone. If you have tan or beige tile in your kitchen, go with beige undertone in your white...

I agree, bright white-white is just too glaring in most homes… Works with really modern stuff...

Hope this helps.

It will be a big change and might take a little while to get used to. That doesn't mean you picked that wrong color… Give yourself sometime to adapt to the change.

Happy Decorating!
April 6, 2014 at 10:02PM   
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Ederra Design Studio
One of my go-to warm whites is Benjamin Moore Battenburg - in rooms that get direct sun it can look a hair on the yellow side but if you don't get a lot of sun it is a great warm white. It always compliments warm wood beautifully.

A few nice warm whites from Sherwin Williams are Modest White, Everyday White, Shoji White, and Natural Choice.

Good luck!
April 6, 2014 at 11:16PM   
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April 7, 2014 at 6:53AM   
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Nancy Travisinteriors
I've never heard of taupe white. I think you need a plain white with a glaze, depending on counter tops color and also walls.paint on inside of door to get what you want.
April 7, 2014 at 8:28AM   
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In Vogue Design & Draperies Inc.
When I say taupe white, that would be no yellow undertones.
April 7, 2014 at 8:33AM   
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Gail, I am interested in your project, I have the same dilemma. Our cabinets are natural maple also. I will keep watching to see which color you selected. It is a big project, but will be worth it. I do love a white kitchen. What is your counter treatment? Best to you.
April 7, 2014 at 9:25AM   
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