As many of you know, I’ve been struggling to choose a color for our kitchen cabinets. Adam started building the cabinets about eight months ago and asked me to choose a color, and the only thing I was sure of is that I wanted some sort of green. So I started looking at light, airy, neutral greens, and landed on “Grassland” from Sherwin Williams.
He painted the cabinets that color, and I instantly hated it. So I started looking for darker alternatives and settled on a neutral green called Herbal Wash.
I liked it better for sure (although that picture makes it look less brown than it is), but I still wasn’t that excited about it.
So I kept looking for alternatives, mostly in the light brownish green category, and none of them made me the kind of excited you should be when you are trying to design your dream kitchen.
So a couple of weeks ago I started over. I asked myself what color green actually made me excited.
The first thing I thought of was this cactus wallpaper that I love and am planning to put in the boys bathroom. It’s amazing.
Then I thought of this green chair I have that makes me smile.
I bought it a few years ago at Salvation Army and paid more for it than I probably should have. I know, you think it’s weird and probably hate it. Adam despises it too and swore up and down it wasn’t going to make it into the new house, but here it is. It is absolutely the most comfortable, snuggly chair EVER (Adam agrees about that part), but that’s not why I love it. I love it because of the color.
See? So comfy you can even fall asleep in the middle of chaos and construction.
I also have a thing for green vintage barn lights, which I’ve been collecting for the new house.
Then I started to go though my pinterest page and pick out the images with green that make me swoon.
Looking through all these pictures made me realize that I was trying to play it safe. I had been picking a color I love, but not a shade I love.
And so, I’d like to introduce y’all to “Oakmoss” by Sherwin Williams.
It’s dark, its bold, and I’m actually excited about it. I’ve already started painting it on the cabinets and I pretty much think it’s the best thing ever. As soon as I’m finished I’ll post pictures!
(Although, if you want a sneak peek you can check out my concrete countertop post from Friday, I pretty much ruined the surprise with that one.)