Behr’s Midnight Dream to be exact. I picked up 40ish different navy swatches from a variety of brands (I try not to be a brand snob when it comes to picking the actual color–but by all means, go with the best paint you can afford when it comes to mixing it!) After sorting through all of those navys (navies?) I got it down to three and let Chris pick the final swatch. We were going for a blue-navy, not really a black-navy for two reasons. First, our neighboring living room is an almost black with blueish-green undertones and we didn’t want the base cabinets to be close, but “oh, are they the same?”. And second, our inspiration photo had real blue base cabinets. So we just went for it. Back to Chris deciding the final color.
He couldn’t tell the difference between any of the final three (Benjamin Moore’s Deep Royal, Behr’s Midnight Dream, and Ralph Lauren’s Sullivan). They were very, very close–but Behr’s Midnight Dream was the warmest so we went with that.
When it came to how to paint already painted cabinets, I consulted the pros…on Facebook.
I know it is hard to look past those gray countertops now–they’re really making our kitchen look like a Penn State or BYU stadium–or the gray walls that we can’t wait to tile, but we’re loving our navy base cabinets. And you? Would you ever?