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Holiday Room Tour | Hoover, AL
 
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Sleeper Kitchen Tour

We are excited to share with you a special holiday room tour! When our client bought this home, the kitchen had a great layout, but the dark finishes made the whole room feel dark and dated. By adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls and cabinets, new countertops and backsplash, and new stainless steel appliances, we were able to to transform this room into a bright, airy, and modern space.

Rather than going with a traditional subway tile, this kitchen features a vintage handcrafted 3x6 porcelain subway tile in a herringbone pattern. We love how this adds interest and texture while still feeling classic and neutral.

For the countertops, the client chose Calacatta Vicenza Quartz.  This warm white surface with hints of grey veining is the perfect choice for those wanting a surface that is similar in style to marble, but is more durable. To add a little contrast, the island is painted in Benjamin Moore Valley Forge Tan, a great neutral that leans more towards grey than tan, despite the name.

The walls in the kitchen and living room are painted in one of our favorite whites, Sea Pearl. This warm white was the perfect tone to brighten up the space as well as a wonderful backdrop for holiday decor!

We hope you've enjoyed this little dose of holiday cheer, and we hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

 
Choosing The Right White Paint
 
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If you've followed along with us for a while, you may have noticed that we are big fans of white walls! While we do love many other colors, there is something special about starting with a blank canvas of bright, clean, white walls. Have you decided to try out the white wall trend but are feeling lost about which white to choose? Look no further! We've compiled our favorite and most popular whites and consulted one of our Designers, Jill Campisi, on what makes each of them unique. 

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First up is Chantilly Lace OC-65.  This timeless, true white is a favorite of ours because it is pure, clean and crisp. It's the ultimate blank canvas.

Chantilly Lace OC-65 ( Photo )

Chantilly Lace OC-65 (Photo)

Sea Pearl OC-19, formerly known as China White, has creamy grey undertones that truly represent the characteristics of a pearl. It's soft and gentle and adds just enough warmth without being yellow. Sea Pearl pairs well with contrasting darker colors like Revere Pewter HC-172. 

Sea Pearl OC-19 ( Photo )

Sea Pearl OC-19 (Photo)

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Simply White OC-117 is simple, just like it's name. It has a touch of warmth, but still remains a very clean, bright white. It was named Benjamin Moore's Color of the year in 2016.

Simply White OC-117 ( Photo )

Simply White OC-117 (Photo)

Soft Chamois OC-13 is one of the warmest whites listed here.  It is as versatile as it is tranquil, and a great backdrop for richer accent colors in art, fabric, and accessories.

Soft Chamois OC-13 ( Photo )

Soft Chamois OC-13 (Photo)

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White Dove OC-17 is our go to white. It pairs well with almost any color. It looks very creamy on a swatch but is soft and warm on a wall, trim, or cabinets while still maintaining its claim to be a true white.

White Dove OC-17 ( Photo )

White Dove OC-17 (Photo)

Lastly, we have Ballet White OC-9.  This color is off white with a hint of beige. It's a very saturated white that will give your walls a slight pigment, especially if paired with a contrasting white trim.  

Ballet White OC-9 ( Photo )

Ballet White OC-9 (Photo)

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Still having a hard time picking out that perfect white for you? Stop by one of our stores and pick up a few paint samples to try out in your own home!