Before and After

Gray Kitchen Door Before and After

A month or so ago I posted a bunch of inspiration pictures of gray interior doors and mentioned that I was thinking about painting a couple of doors in my house gray as well.  Guess what?  Last Friday I decided I just couldn’t sleep another night until I did it.  So I did.

I chose a medium gray color in Sherwin Williams Gray Shingle mixed in Benjamin Moore Advance paint in satin.  Because the door was already painted white, I didn’t have to prime, but I did sand it with fine grit sandpaper and use liquid de-glosser.  Like last time I used this paint, it took two coats to cover it.

I think that I like it.  I go back and forth.  It certainly makes things more interesting in there.  I am intending to add a shelf over the knobs that hold my purse with these brackets and paint the wood for the shelf the same color gray as the door.  I am hoping that it will make the gray feel like it blends in a little more.  This is my inspiration for the shelf.

So obviously just the shelf.  Not the million dollar stove.  But this picture has all the same colors that I have in my kitchen with blues, cream, white cabinetry and black counters.  My backsplash should (if the tile company knows what’s good for them) be on the way as I post this and hopefully I will soon be able to show you an after of that as well.  I want a shelf there because it is one of the only places that my cats wouldn’t be able to get to and it would be nice to have a place to put plants and flowers where they won’t get eaten.

Now I just need to decide if I want to paint the interior of the front door gray as well.

What do ya’ll think?  Should I paint it the same gray?  Or leave it as is?

  1. Blair

    Your house is so cute Megan! Love the new grey door and think the front will look just as nice. Do it. You can always go back if you don’t like it.

  2. Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it Megs……… loving the grey! It’s perfect… and gives the kitchen character! I like your kitty too… you’re a little talented one! xo

  3. stephanie g

    Love it. Paint big piece of cardboard an on for a few days to see if you like the gray on front door.

  4. Colleen

    I think the grey looks fantastic. Excellent contrast. Good work Megs.

  5. Megan

    Thanks ya’ll!! The more I look at it the more I like it. It was just weird at first. I may paint some cardboard and hang by the front door to see. I actually went into Sherwin Williams color visualizer tool and tried it out and I like it. We’ll see I guess. 🙂

  6. Drew {Coral Cafe}

    What a difference the gray door made! Definitely adds some interest to the kitchen! I say GO FOR IT with the front door too! Will give it that extra dimension!

  7. Taylor

    Oh Meg, I love it! Looks great in the kitchen and I think the front door will look super awesome as well.

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