"This is the color of putty — a rich taupe that wavers between green and gray. There's a rawness to it. It's a neutral with character. I used it on the island and the crown moldings. Surrounded by crisp white cabinetry, it grounds the space and makes it much warmer." —Amy Aidinis Hirsch Fine Paints of Europe Hollandlac G23120 - HouseBeautiful.com
"The name Mercury gives you the idea that it's silvery, but it's not. It's a medium pale gray, a Dior gray, that goes really well with both traditional and contemporary and doesn't show the wear that white cabinetry does. It also looks great with stainless steel, nickel, and Carrara marble. Try turquoise as an accent color." —Penny Drue Baird Make it yours: Christopher Peacock Paint Mercury CPP1 18
Benjamin Moore's London Fog 1541 "This is my favorite paint color for a kitchen, or anywhere for that matter. It's the perfect color: It enhances any room by changing subtly with the lighting and surrounding colors." - Robin Baron
White Dove BENJAMIN MOORE WHITE DOVE OC-17: "The one color that people consistently pick for moldings and windows is White Dove. It has the softness of alabaster, with a little gray and a little yellow. For long-term livability, what helps is that yellow cast. Put it up against other colors and you'll see how well it works. It's practically universal."