It isn’t always a simple process to find the perfect paint color. Kate Riley has gotten lots of questions about how to find a good matching paint for the oat-colored cabinets in a picture of a remodeled kitchen that she published last year. Kate recommends taupe, a color between grey and beige. To find just the perfect shade of taupe, Kate then collected a wide variety of taupe paint swatches from different companies and compared them to her cabinets. She decided that Sherwin Williams’ “Shitake” and Benjamin Moore’s “Affinity” were the two best matches.
- When people are impressed by the color the author has on her house, she tells them that it is the manufacturer’s color but they wonder how she chooses it.
- While many people disagree over what to call the color, some calling it gray or mushroom, the author states she calls it taupe.
- Taupe is a color that on cabinets looks amazing especially when it is paired with matte brass hardware due to it being a desirable neutral.
“So I visited all my local paint suppliers, grabbed about a hundred taupe-ish swatches, then grabbed the cabinet sample and compared them all.“