I wanted to share with you some progress pictures of the kitchen cabinets during the building process! We worked with Waukee Cabinet Works for our kitchen cabinets. I knew I wanted the kitchen perimeter cabinets to be a soft blue and the kitchen islands to be whitewashed light wood.
I had to pick out a Sherwin Williams paint color for the blue color, and I narrowed it down to these four below. I took these samples to the new house closer to sunset, and I didn’t know if my eyes were messing with me (I have bad eyes). It looked like the colors had a magenta hue to them. Out of all of these, Windy Blue was my top pick.
I wanted to try other paint colors that didn’t have a magenta hue to them, so I got the paint deck out again and got three more colors to try out.
Here’s an image of Johannah painting the three paint samples. The two on the right were the colors we kept from the original four. We kept Windy Blue and Aleutian and not the other two because Icy and Upward were way too light.
Any guesses which one I went with for our kitchen cabinets?
If you picked SW Dockside Blue you were right! Before we actually ordered our cabinets, we had Waukee Cabinet Works give us a door sample with Dockside Blue, and I fell in love! If you’re doing a custom cabinet color instead of the cabinet company’s stock colors, I definitely recommend getting an actual door sample with that custom color.
In case you were wondering why I picked Dockside Blue…
1) I thought it was the perfect soft blue color.
2) Way before I did these Sherwin Williams paint samples, I actually already picked out the perfect blue Benjamin Moore color for my kitchen cabinets, but we found out that we would save more money on the cabinets if we picked a Sherwin Williams color. That original blue color I selected for the kitchen cabinets was BM Blue Heather, so when I had all those samples (above picture), the SW Dockside Blue matched my BM Blue Heather sample the best. At least now I know my favorite Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams blue color!
Now for the kitchen island! I knew I wanted the kitchen islands to be whitewashed, and Waukee Cabinet Works gave me three samples. I knew for sure I didn’t want the middle one.
It was hard to pick between the two (left one and right one), but I went with the one on the right. Isn’t it so pretty?! If you want more details on the whitewash stain, please contact Waukee Cabinet Works.
It was an exciting day when the kitchen cabinets arrived! When you start seeing cabinets, the house really starts coming alive!
Hope you enjoyed this blog post!
You can find more progress pictures here!