The truth is…while I like cottage style, shabby-chic interiors, I am not going to paint everything white! I love my kitchen with its white shaker cabinets, but I also love my vintage wood, mostly oak, furniture, some of it with its original finish. And while I’m at it, I’ll admit, truthfully, that I’m not ever going to paint my walls gray. I’m just not that kind of person—gray. Hell, my hair is not even gray (well…not much, yet…).
If you saw the interior of my house you’d see that I tried to go gray—as much as I could—so the living, dining, kitchen and hallway walls are painted with “Woodrow Wilson Putty” from Valspar. It’s kind of a light taupe, I guess. It’s a very nice, soothing neutral, but I wouldn’t call it gray. The remodeled “master” downstairs bathroom is a pale blue-green (Glimmer–Olympic Paint), plus Cream Delight on the trim and beadboard wainscot, as well as the repurposed sideboard vanity; and the laundry room and powder room are a fresh yellow-green (Tempered Sage –Olympic). The master bedroom is another variation of yellow-green (“Window Shopping”–Valspar).
All the interior trim is white, but it’s not white-white. The color is called Cream Delight (by Valspar). Surprise! It’s a creamy white! Love it! Interestingly, the kitchen cabinets are “bright white” and even though other trim like door casings, windows and baseboards in the kitchen are painted with Cream Delight, you don’t really notice the difference. Actually, almost all of the trim that was repainted throughout the house is Cream Delight.
(I don’t know if the scans of these paint chips are good representations of the colors, but it’s the best I can do…plus your monitor will most likely render the color different from mine. It’s the thought that counts) 🙂