It was a tough choice, and I probably could have tried many more samples, but I had to draw the line somewhere. I decided to go with Sherwin William's Dover White on the upper cabinets and Benjamin Moore's Raccoon Hollow on the bottoms. It ended up being just what I had in mind.
Since a picture's worth a thousand words...
THE WHOLE SHEBANG:
ADDED BONUS (the fireplace):
And don't worry folks, lest he be left out of the project completely, Will came by for lunch and a quick review of the progress...
Next up--hardware...(I'll keep you posted.)