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December 1, 2009

Compromise sucks, but you do what you gotta do

What do you do when you want sexy super-dark brown kitchen cabinets and your hubby wants not-so-sexy white cabinets?? Why, you have a battle to the death, of course!!

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Hehehe!! No, not really — although that might have made the decision-making process easier!! ;-) What you do is compromise. And paint lots of samples on every available piece of cardboard. And then you patiently explain to your hubby why five colours that look exactly the same to him really aren’t.

So here are our finalists. The virtual colour chips are from myperfectcolor. They aren’t quite true-to-life, but you get the idea :-)

shoji whitegray mistNovember RainEdgecomb grayWorldly gray   

And the five contenders with the wall colour, Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige:

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Here’s a shot of the countertop & backsplash…

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So can you guess what colour we chose?? Leave a comment and let me know what your choice is. I’ll show you the sample door with the new cabinet colour as soon as we get it back!!

Meanwhile, hubby and I are back in our happy place and all is right with the world…

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34 comments:

Maria Killam said...

Okay I'll bite, edgecomb gray! I look forward to seeing what you chose!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

One of the darker ones I would assue..., worldly grey? I'm curious!! The kitten shots are great!

Sharon said...

hmmm say... edgecomb gray?

Ideezine said...

Sherwin Willianms Wordly Grey due to the veins in the backsplash tile and balance of light and dark once it's next to the appliances.

Fun choices (did you know most men, not all, are color blind?)

Glad you've come to a final decision.

Bette

Lindsey said...

I'm so excited to see the finish project! This was definitely a teaser. I like grey mist- but I go for light, it's a weakness!

This Xango is my retirement! Or maybe just a new pair of shoes;)

Gayle said...

My guess is edgecomb gray!

Susan said...

Edgecomb Gray gets my vote too. In fact, my new post reno wall colour is Edgecomb Gray and I love it.
Can't wait to see the finished kitchen.
Susan

Paul Anater said...

Shoji White? I feel so close to this project somehow...

Christy said...

Balanced beige?

mbkatc230 said...

I'm guessing Worldly Gray or Shoji white. I can't wait to see this finished kitchen. And I know that you can't wait either. I still heart that backsplash tile, it's gorgeous. Kathy

Vitania said...

this is tough..You know I want to side with Maria, because she is Maria, but I am going to go out on a limb and say November Rain.. Even though it isnt' any where near sexy brown..:-)

Carol said...

I am going to go for Worldly Gray.

amariaf2000 said...

November Rain :)

~angela @ peonypatch

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm going to say Edgecomb Gray because I think that's the way I would go if I was working within your colors.

Sarah @ Dream In Domestic said...

I guess Gray Mist! I have no reason for picking it besides that it is the bottom layer of the image...

Donna @ dh designs said...

Darn, where did I put that email where Kelly told me the colour???? OK - I guess I won't enter - but good luck to everyone else!!!

Pat said...

I'll go with Edgecomb Gray ~

other-option said...

I'm guessing Wordly Gray....
- Danielle

leni said...

My guess is the grey mist ... The darker ones look like they might be a little too pink.

irene said...

I would go with Edgecomb Grey- beautiful back splash!

DesignTies said...

It's fun reading all your guesses :-) And nice to see some new visitors to DesignTies -- HI!! I can't get to a couple of your web site, but just want to thank everyone who's participated so far :-)

Kelly

puna said...

Oh Kelly, this is hard. They are so close. I think the dark one, the Sherwin Williams Worldly Grey. As for me, I chose seafoam green to go with those tiles. I still have to take a pictures of the tile for you but here's a link to the whole kitchen. I'll take a closer photo of the tile soon...
http://lifesignatures.org/wordpress/2009/04/more-kitchen-pics/

mwatkins said...

Edgecomb Grey!!!!

susan said...

Men can never see the pink, or the gold, or the gray....they see tan:) I vote for the edgecomb grey--love the way it picks up that tile color . Can't wait to see. LOVE that backsplash!

Sandy said...

Edgecomb grey yes yes yes. Yes?

DesignTies said...

I was showing this post to Brian and he noticed that one of the compromising kitties has a purple collar on.. funny! Is your Brian's favourite colour red by any chance?!
Victoria

mrsben said...

I am not even going to try and guess 'cause'......I am going to hop a few fences and check out your Garbage Cans to see if there are any used paint cans in them. Tee-hee-hee....-Brenda-

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I am thinking Worldly Grey.

Jen

Danica said...

Edgecomb Gray of Shoji White. Not sure if we're allowed to pick two colours in one guess though.

mail said...

i think you went with Sherwin Williams worldly gray.... Eidla.

Meredith said...

november rain!

Janis@ White Alder[Home] said...

OOOOOOOOps I forgot to play.

My guess is Worldly Gray.

Can't wait to see what you picked.

Catira said...

My guess is Edgecomb Gray

Alycia Wicker said...

I'm going with November Rain, wasn't that a Guns n Roses song? Oh, sorry to soil your blog with that band's name. Axl Rose leaves all sorts of residue. HAHAHA

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