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Old Yesterday, 12:06 AM
 
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Hi, Iím thinking of painting the interior trim and cabinets in my place and Iím not sure what color to choose. The painter recommended Dover White but when I look at it it seems like it has a lot of yellow in it. Thoughts on that color for trim? Most of the painters can only use Sherwin Williams paints so I would have to choose one of their colors. Also, should kitchen cabinets and trim be the same color of white?

Thank you
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Old Yesterday, 03:33 AM
 
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Dover white looks more creamy to me. https://www.rughdesign.com/2018/05/3...e-dover-white/ I would do extra white for the trim.
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Old Yesterday, 06:50 AM
 
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Sherwin Williams, like any other paint store, can mix custom paint colors to match anything you want. Dover White is one of their stock premixed colors. Get a color wheel or sample cards and find something you like that works with the other color elements already in the room that you're not going to change.
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Old Yesterday, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Sherwin Williams, like any other paint store, can mix custom paint colors to match anything you want. Dover White is one of their stock premixed colors. Get a color wheel or sample cards and find something you like that works with the other color elements already in the room that you're not going to change.


I concur-

I have never recommended a "white-white" for trim. They will usually yellow just a bit; so why not start with something that already has a slight yellow/cream color to it. It also won't have a stark contrast to the existing colors.
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Old Yesterday, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Southern Most New Jersey
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I like Sherwin Williams paints. Been using them ever since they took over MAB. I used a lot of MAB and before that Benjamin Moore when living in CT.

For the past ten years I have been using bright white. Before that I used white with the faintest tint of grey.

I now stay with one color throughout the house. That way I can just paint a panel (or wall) if necessary.

Of course woods or other colors may be influencing your painter to suggest the yellow tint.
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Old Yesterday, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I am thinking of painting my cabinets SW Greek Villa. I think that is the closest match to the existing trim in my house (don't know the actual color since it was painted by previous owners), which is a soft white. I think Greek Villa is a popular choice for cabinets. You can find lots of examples if you google it.
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Old Yesterday, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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I had Dover White trim in a previous house. Have Greek Villa now. When you put them next to each other Dover White is definitely yellow-er.
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Old Yesterday, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Get a sample of Dover White. Paint it on a piece of foam core. Paint to the edges of your piece of foam core. When the paint is dry, hold it up to your walls. See if you like the paint with the colors of your walls.

And yes, trim color paint should be consistent, especially in a small to medium sized house. Sometimes one room might be different. But I prefer consistency.

There are a bazillion whites. You should be able to find one that looks good with all your room colors.

Personally, I would not choose true, bright white for trim.
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Old Today, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Sherwin Williams is only good paint at the higher levels. their cheap paint is garbage. their higher end paint is very good. nearly as good as Benjamin Moore and possibly less expensive.

We sued some Benjamin Moore, some Sherwin Willaims and a small amount of paint by a company called Graham (really high end ceramic based paint), in less important areas we used Behr and whatever Loews sells. The Benny More and S.W. paint has held up equally well over the past twelve years. The Graham pain looks like it was painted yesterday, but that is not a practical option. It was insanely expensive. The Behr paint did ok. It had faded some and failed in a few places that get high moisture in the air. It also tends to get scratched more, but that may be a function of the proximity of kids to those walls as much as paint resistance to scratching. The Loews store brand (I cannot remember the name, but it is there equivalent to Behr) did not do well in some places. To be fair though, the cheaper paint was applied by me or by lower level "professional" painters. While the better paints were mostly applied by the high level pros. They put it on a lot thicker than armatures.


As to colors. We learned from it happening, that you never really can tell how something will look until it is done and dried. Our kitchen we wanted really pure white and the trim is cobalt Blue to tie in with my wife's collection of Cobalt blue glassware (that is the Graham Paint). Our painter suggested we use a blue tinted white, he said it will look wither. Looking at a small test of the blued white, I thought it was too blue. He said - you have to see it everywhere. I took his advice and it looks exactly how we wanted. Just really white looking, you cannot tell the blue is in there.

In our dining room we were looking at colors. Our last house dining room was peach and our decor was selected to compliment that color. however the peach dining room was too bright. Painter suggested a dark peach with a burnt orange ceiling. Sounds awful. A small test area looked awful. "trust me" he said, "remember the kitchen" i did and it looks awesome. Three rooms went the same way. he suggested colors I thought were too dark or just terrible (burnt orange? Blech). They all ended up looking great. You really cannot tell until you see it.

He suggested a lemon cream for the exterior base color instead of plain white. "I said Lemon? I am not a fan of yellow." trust me he said, it will compliment the trim colors beautifully."

We have not been able to afford to paint the exterior yet, but he did a house down the street from us. Years later (like 10 years) it is still the best looking vintage/historic house in our community. It looks white from the street, but it is tinted and the tint ties the white perfectly into the trim colors.
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Old Today, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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We sued some Benjamin Moore...


Not "the" Ben Moore? Just some plain ol' Ben? Poor guy!
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