Update: See the finished laundry room, with the Ikea cabinets in place right here!
Oh Ikea, just when we had you all figured out, you go and change everything! The previous AKRUM line of cabinets, bloggers everywhere had pretty much pin-pointed exact color matches which is essential if you plan on adding any trim, like crown molding. This year, Ikea completely updated all of their cabinets, did away with the old AKRUM line and introduced a new set of cabinets called the SEKTION line. (Here’s a great write up about it.) You saw in our last post, we picked up their Bodbyn off-white cabinets for our laundry room and I wasted no time trying to get an exact color match for us and for you, too.
There are a few concerns that there are no bright white cabinet options anymore. When we were there, the whitest option I saw had a completely flat (read: super modern) front–so that’s an option. Everything else seemed more of a creamy white, including these Bodbyn cabinets. The good news is, after hours of squinting, leaving no paint brand un-turned, I found a nearly exact match to Ikea’s Bodbyn off-white cabinets so you can see for yourself how it would look in your space:
Soft Wool (24-1B) from Valspar for Ace is it! Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White was very close, but just a smidge too light.
This swatch against the cabinets pretty much disappears. Winner winner! I know many of you said you were far from an Ikea, but were curious how the color would look in your space–pick up this swatch to give you an idea. The only difference is paint swatches don’t have any sheen to them while Ikea’s cabinets have a semi-gloss sheen so light bounces and reflects off of them. Hope this helps your curious minds. Onward to the laundry room project!