Got the [Navy] Blues

Yes, we’re leaving on a two week vacation in a week, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped thinking about the Little House.

We’ve been talking quite a bit about the bathroom reno lately, but the kitchen is still on our radar. The room below is my inspiration; we have similar white cabinets and wainscoting in our kitchen.

Navy Kitchen(via)

The first two colors we tried were way too purple in their hues, so this weekend we picked up two more test pots of navy paint to try, Benjamin Moore’s “Old Navy” and “Hale Navy”.  We had already painted a large swatch of Martha Stewart’s “Mariner” a few weeks ago.

Little House. Big Heart. Hale Navy. Old Navy. Martha Stewart Mariner.

I think Kevin and I are both leaning towards the dark moody “Old Navy” but I’m a little worried it’ll be too dark for even our bright white kitchen.

What do you think? Which navy would you go with? Do you think they’re too dark?



  1. Kristen says:

    Personally, I like MS’ Mariner the most (I’m a big fan of all things Martha so I may be a little biased…). BM’s Old Navy is nice, too, but maybe too dark?

    Either way, I say go for it! If you hate it, you can always repaint :)

  2. Jenn says:

    Love the Old Navy! But like the Hale Navy too. We also need to make progress on our kitchen renovation plans and I’m excited to see what you do with yours!

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