Asked on Oct 20, 2017

My floor colour is gray. what chalk paint colour for kitchen cabinets?

Terra GazelleDiana DeileyJanet Pizaro


5 answers
  • Janet Panos
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Hello Pauline. Here is a guide that talks about complementary colors. It will provide you with lots of information especially when it points out that various colors of gray have different hues abd colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel are the most complementary!

  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 20, 2017

    what color do you like,what are the furnishings,how much light is in the kitchen
  • Diana Deiley
    on Oct 21, 2017

    Personally I wouldn't use chalk paint on kitchen cabinets because of wear & tear, chipping, fingerprints, cleaning, etc. I'd recommend a satin or semi gloss paint. Gray is a wonderful color to work with. Janet Panos has a great site for you to visit. You can always visit your local Home Depot & Lowes to view their kitchen displays for ideas. They also have free sample chips for counter tops that you can use to help with your decision. Best of luck.
  • Terra Gazelle
    on Oct 21, 2017

    If you use chalk paint on your cabinets, do not use wax to seal. Wax melts and will start getting sticky and streak..use a polyacrylic. It is a wonderful sealer and dries clear. If you want the antique look, they have the matte finish. Use at least two coats and three if you can.
    People love the look of the chalk paint, but think they have to use wax on it.. then they find that their work was wasted because of heat and humidity...wax melts.
    If you have used the wax already, take Mineral spirits and a clean cloth and wipe on the mineral spirits and wipe off the wax. Mineral spirits will remove any oil based product, I use it to clean my brushes after using oil paints, Urethane or waxes.
  • Terra Gazelle
    on Oct 21, 2017

    Gray is a color that so many other colors go with, depending what color gray. Grays usually have a under can be blue, green, violet, taupe.

    Get samples and put on a post board and place on different walls different times of the day. Paint will look different in different lights. With gray its hard to get a pure gray without the undertones of subtle color.
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