The day we closed on our house was the same day I painted our kitchen. The kitchen was originally pinky lavender... and just terrible. I had seen a blue kitchen with white cabinets in a Pottery Barn catalog and knew I had to have the same (even though our cabinets were honey oak at the time).
I found the PB Color in the catalog - Benjamin Moore, New York State of Mind - at got to rolling. (You can find all sorts of kitchen reno details here). The color was a tad brighter than I had hoped, but I still got the look I was going for.
So last Sunday, before the snow storm hit, we ran to the paint store and decided to give it another go (only 2.5 years later).
This is swatch of my original color scheme. I think online (or at least my monitor) the blue looks similar to what I wanted, not what I got.
Upper Left - Benjamin Moore, New York State of Mind
And an online photo of NYSoM.....
Photo Found Here
And a Photo from my own kitchen.... Maybe its the light we get, but it does photograph MUCH brighter than it looks I promise (Husband agrees)...
This view is a little more realistic....
We got inspiration for the new blue when I brought home this dish towel from Crate and Barrel last fall. It was the perfect grey'd out blue we originally wanted.
Darjeeling Dishtowel - Crate and Barrel $1.95