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Daltile White or Arctic White and matching paint

February 17, 2019
I am redoing my kitchen. House is from 1924 and I am going for an all white farmhouse look..
I have finally decided on a white Rohl farm sink, farm table and Florida Wave quartzite countertop. Now I need to decided on backsplash and white paint for cabinets. Floors are hardwood floors.
I am debating between the white and arctic white Daltile subway tile for the backsplash.
Any thoughts? Also what white paint would you do for cabinets for each of those tiles? BM Dove White, Simply White, Decorators White?? The whites are always hard to pick and match!!
Here are some of the elements already selected.. Kitchen faces west.

Comments (5)

  • PRO
    Patricia Colwell Consulting

    Sure hope you will never want to seat anyone at the ends of that table. As for the white take a tile and color match it that is as close as you will ever get and BTW backsplash is the last item to choose and whites are hard to match in different materials

  • ortochini
    Patricia the kitchen is long but narrow so the table can only sit people on the long sides.
    Do I pick paint color for cabinets first and then the white subway backsplash tile?
    I thought Tile was first! I am so glad I can come to this site for help! :)
  • stillpitpat

    Pick the cabinet color first. That's one of the first things to be installed and once they're painted, you can't change the color easily. In fact, you can have everything installed but the backsplash and *then* decide on the tile color.

  • stillpitpat

    Also, picking out white paint is pretty challenging. You'll want to make sure they go with your slab and your sink. I have white uppers, counters, and walls, and I spent a fair bit of money and time on white paint samples to ensure I got the right one. I painted large sample boards and looked at them in natural light at different times of the day, and also in artificial light (leds). It was a pain, but once I made my decision, I was 100% comfortable with it (no what-ifs over here). I think I tested around 12 different white paints, and it was worth it.

  • rantontoo

    Your slab should compliment the cab color. Since you know the slab, pick a white with indertones that go with your slab. I have color-matched conversion-varnished (painted) White Dove cabs...love the color.




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