Everything You Need to Know About Studio Gray & Cherry Cider Finishes
These two finishes, Cherry Cider and Painted Studio Gray, were carefully selected by a team of our top designers. The colors complement and enhance a broad range of classic and trending styles.
Adding a neutral hue to our Designer Paint collection was an exciting challenge! From countless options, this medium shade of gray was chosen for its sophisticated appeal. The warm brown undertones coordinate well with trending color schemes and stainless appliances. Studio Gray pairs beautifully with a second paint color for a two-tone kitchen design.
Studio Gray is available in Shaker (Rockford, Dayton and Austin) and traditional/transitional raised-panel (Carlton, Cambridge, Mendota, Lyndale and Bayport) styles. Would you like to try it out in your own kitchen? Order free door samples in Studio Gray or another color from our Designer Paint Collection.
Cherry Cider’s warm mid tone and lively character could only be achieved on North American cherry. The light brown stained finish coordinates well with a wide selection of paint colors and wood finishes. Cherry’s fine-to-medium grain, color variations and occasional knots and gum pockets add interest to classic, informal and transitional designs. Additionally, cherry cabinets will deepen in color over time, a result of exposure to UV light.
Cherry Cider is available in Shaker (Rockford and Dayton) and raised-panel (Lyndale and Bayport) door styles. Would you like to try it out in your own home? Order free door samples in Cherry Cider or another finish.
How we choose a finish
When we begin our search for a new paint color or stained finish, we begin by considering hundreds of options represented in design publications and offered by national paint retailers. Our cabinets are built to provide many years of service. Therefore, we are careful to offer styles and finishes that will stay fresh and relevant for an equal length of time. When our design experts have narrowed a category down to 20 options, the intense work begins. We mix each shade of paint or stain on site, then compare samples under every type of artificial and natural light. This means our team members are taking samples home, trying them out in different rooms at different times of day, and when paired with different color schemes. Only then do we make a final choice.
Our design team then turns the project over to production. Working with Akzo-Nobel, a world leader in high-end paints and coatings, our production team ensures the cabinet finish will provide consistent beauty and performance.
Before selecting a cabinet color it is important to order free samples to try out in your home. If you would like to talk to a pro about cabinet colors, please contact our Design Studio. Our design services are always free, with no obligation.