According to Rodney Brewer, CliqStudios Vice President of Product Strategy, choosing the correct shade for you is about more than just understanding your style or aesthetic. The right shade is revealed through personality and the convergence of all the elements of your design. “To me instead of the question being ‘What’s your style or what’s your aesthetic?’ it’s about your personality.” Your personality determines not only your cabinets, but your appliances, cabinets, countertops, flooring, and backsplash.
He explains the necessity of all of these elements to choose your ideal finish, “What you are dressing around is more important. The other materials – appliances, cabinets, countertops, flooring, and backsplash – those 5 things need to be looked at as the whole. Don’t just look at the cabinetry by itself, have it all together.”
Lighting is another critical factor to recognize your ideal shade. Natural lighting and fixtures play an important role and homeowners have to do their research. Rodney says, “One thing that I always recommend is that they have our sample and they keep it in the room and they judge it not just once, but as the sun moves through. At night if there is some way they could replicate the type of light they are going to have in the space, that’s important.”