Life Love Larson: Kitchen Paint Color: The Perfect Blue/Grey


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kitchen Paint Color: The Perfect Blue/Grey

I was sorting through some old pictures and realized I never blogged about my final paint choice for my kitchen!  A while back I asked for suggestions for the perfect blue/grey paint color.  I decided one day that I was sick of the beige walls in my kitchen and wanted to go blue, my favorite.  I thought I would just go with Silver Marlin, which I used in the master bedroom (and love), but it turned out to be way too baby boy blue for my kitchen (the lighting is a lot different). 

Silver Marlin by Benjamin Moore

Then I thought about doing Silver Sage, which I have in my half bath, guest bath, and laundry room, but that wasn't working in this space either.  This is a wonderful color and you can find pictures of rooms with this color all over blogland!

Silver Sage by Restoration Hardware

After your suggestions, tons of paint chips, and four different paint samples, I settled on Quiet Moments by Benjamin Moore.  It looks much different in my room than it did on the paint chip, so I am glad I spent the money for the small sample cans.  I always use up those samples for other projects, so there will be no waste!

Quiet Moments by Benjamin Moore

As soon as I decided on the color, I spent a day and half finishing the project and I love it!  It adds just enough color and still acts as a neutral for me. 

Here are some before pics of the beige.  We move a lot so we try to keep most of the main living spaces neutral for future buyers.  This color was a custom color from Sherwin Williams because I couldn't make up my mind.  I'm just slightly,   I mean highly indecisive :).

Here are some pics of Quiet Moments...

I also decided to paint the alcove that sits just outside the kitchen to give the hallway a bit of color and to keep it cohesive with the kitchen. 

What do you think??  I should have painted the kitchen a different color when we moved in 10 months ago, but at least it's done now!


  1. It's beautiful. So funny, because I have that paint sample on my kitchen wall and bath right now and they look totally different in the two rooms. I'm sure it will be months before it's up in either! Beautiful.Love the nook too. That star and cushion really pop.

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