Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hail, Britannia!

Just the first coat so far...
The kitchen pseudo remodel isn't done yet, but I do have to share that we actually managed to settle on a paint color and (BONUS) we actually like it.  All of us.   The selectee was Benjamin Moore's Britannia Blue, which is really a dark grey, only it isn't, because we had a dark grey as a runner-up (Englewood Cliffs, if you must know) and it looks nothing like it.

So, maybe it is blue, I think, every time I step out of the kitchen.  And then I go back in and think that no, it isn't blue (despite the name), because it's too grey for that.  No matter, it's dark enough to make the white cabinets pop and not-grey enough to keep Larry (a US Navy retiree) from chanting "Haze grey and underway!" every time he walks into the kitchen.

I call that a win.

So now all we have to do is agree on the cabinet hardware and we are all set.  I had always dreamed of being one of those families that bond during their extensive travels to fascinating places, but apparently the low-budget version of that is to argue over paint colors and the desirability (or lack thereof) of brushed nickel hardware.  So far 3 of us have voted for shiny black.  Opinions?

11 comments:

  1. That is an absolutely beautiful color! Bravo! As for hardware...the black sounds good to me. Or maybe bronze?

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  2. It looks gorgeous! And it's not blue at all!

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    1. You can't see the blue undertones in this picture. There is probably a very complicated photography reason for that, using words like exposure and such, but I don't know what it is.

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  3. What are you going to do for switch plate and electrical socket covers? If those are white ceramic (like your woodwork color) then yes to the black hardware. Otherwise, I'm a brushed nickle kind of woman.

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    1. Yes, the switchplates are white; the black handles do look best. The brushed nickel seems to fade into the gray of the wall.

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  4. I'll email you.
    What style, colors, are you looking for?
    I've not had time to keep up with one more thing since my mother passed away in January. I'm playing catch up now. I'm working on tiles.
    Let's try some email chat with pictures.

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  5. I love the color, and I love your version of "low-budget bonding." Sounds kind of familiar!

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  6. Hooray for everyone liking the color!
    Family bonding on extensive trips is overrated. We just returned from a 2,000 mile journey.

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    1. Really?! You folks are crazier than we are...

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    2. Yes, really. We are definitely crazy. We even had the learner's permit holder drive 3 times. I still have a knot in my neck from the stress.

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