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Contractor Spotlight Two-Toned Cabinets

30 March, 2021

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Paper Moon Painting Transforms this Austin Kitchen with Not One but Two Tones of Benjamin Moore color!

What’s the hottest new watering hole in your neighborhood? Chances are, it’s your clients’ kitchen. And what’s the hottest trend in this popular gathering spot? Color, color and more color! We’ve had years and years of homeowners requesting their ‘90s style cabinets be updated with a simple white, clean look. But now we’re seeing a switch from boring to bold, as clients decide to add some color to kitchens. This was certainly the case when an Austin homeowner met up with the very popular Paper Moon Painting to discuss modernizing their space.

Paper Moon Painting was founded by Peter and Lisa Moon in in 2015. With locations in both San Antonio and Austin, they specialize in high-end residential and commercial painting. The company believes strongly “in the power of color and good design to improve your family’s happiness and well-being.” And let’s be honest, we could all do with a big dose of both.

The Austin team was assigned to this kitchen cabinet makeover and had a lot of directives from the client. They wanted to provide a look that would satisfy the heart as well as the eye, and it required a special, colorful approach.

The homeowner had already installed a new backsplash to update the space, but its impact was overshadowed by the stained ‘90s cabinets of yesteryear. “The homeowner was tired of her dated stained cabinets but didn't want to replace them entirely,” said Lisa Moon. Luckily, Paper Moon Painting was ready to put their painting and color skills to work to give this kitchen an overhaul without having to replace anything.

The new cement tile backsplash acted as color inspiration in the planning of the space. Paper Moon gave the homeowner a bold idea – don’t just add color…add two colors! The contractor suggested painting the upper and lower cabinets different colors, and they recommended a color combination that was both pleasing and striking…adventurous and beautiful. The homeowner loved the ideas! Paper Moon selected Benjamin Moore's "Stonington Gray" for the upper cabinets. It blended perfectly with the soft grey tones. But in order to give the room a pop of color and personality, it was decided to go in a different direction for the lower cabinets. Benjamin Moore "Hale Navy" color was chosen to “ground the kitchen in a rich, sophisticated color,” said Moon. “Since the kitchen is visible to the living and dining areas of the home, it was important to select colors that were timeless and elegant, but also in keeping with the unique, colorful vibe that Austin, Texas homes are known for!” said Moon.

It’s just another example that a contractor’s best friends include a paint supplier with an awesome color palette and a homeowner who isn’t afraid of color!


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