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swisscoffee7
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Hello! I am hoping to receive help/advice with my kitchen cabinet color. My walls are Behr Swiss Coffee, including trim (this is the color throughout the house and I do not want to change it right now). My painter uses Sherwin Williams and so I am wondering what cabinet color would best compliment the walls without making either color appear dingy. Other elements in my home to consider: Saltillo tiles, counters in white marble with grey veining, backsplash in Zellige with weathered white tones (mix of true white to more grayish white). Lastly, I do *not* want gray cabinets. I am hoping to achieve the white kitchen look without it appearing too stark/sterile/cold with the natural warmth of the tiles and current walls. Thanks a million to whoever can take time to respond with thoughts and sage! 

*Also some have suggested not using SW...not sure if I can get painter to change, but would welcome thoughts on that too.


   
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Lori Sawaya
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Your painter is more than likely using a special product just for cabinets - not regular paint from the SW store.

When he/she says they use SW, it usually means they match the product they use to SW colors.

They like to offer one narrow set of colors because it's easier than custom matching new colors all the time.

If the goal is to now make the Swiss Coffee walls look dingy, use the rule of thumb to choose another color of white with a Chroma difference of 0.20 (ish).

Here are the SW whites you want to consider according to that guideline.

Get some chips and use other contents in the space to help you choose the right one. Could be as simple as referring to the white of your farmhouse apron sink to inform the cabinet color choice, etc.

Swiss Coffee Behr and Off Whites

   
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swisscoffee7
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Thank you!! I discovered yesterday that the wall color is actually Dunn Edwards Swiss Coffee which is significantly different than Behr Swiss Coffee (the walls were painted when we moved in which is why I didn't know). 

 

Would there be anyway to share a color chart for compatible whites with Dunn Edwards Swiss Coffee? I am leaning towards Sherwin Williams High Reflective White or Pure White ...but want to make sure I'm going in the right direction. Can't decide if High Reflective White will be too stark and if Pure White appears too gray. 

 

Thank you so again!


   
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Lori Sawaya
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@swisscoffee7 Sorry it took me a minute to get back to you - we moved into a new house and I've gotten nothing else done for two weeks!

I updated the infographic with the DE Swiss Coffee DNA

DE Swiss

   
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Joannekendal
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I am looking for a trim to go with my BEHR Swiss Coffee Walls.  I have looked at all hue angles and chroma numbers for Sw whites and a couple Behr whites. 
while Behr ultra pure wt is quite bright and will make the look crisp, it might make the Swiss coffee appear too yellow. 
mid I use the Behr polar white, since they are fairly close in hue angle and chroma, will it make both colours appear dirty?   
I do want a soft look between my trim and the walls.  I’m hoping you have some suggestions for me.  It seems that Behr Swiss White is a popular color.  
ps I’m not liking the Sherwin Williams Pure white or the SW Extra white with the Behr Swiss Coffee. 
THANK YOU 😊


 


   
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