I like it but I'm still on the fence about it.
Something you should know about me: I have no problem adjusting to furniture, art, rug, or decorative accessory changes but it takes me a while to adjust to other changes like lighting, and paint colors.
I tested a few different gray paint samples I had on hand before choosing Chelsea Gray:
In case you're curious, they are L to R: Benjamin Moore's "Revere Pewter" (our office's paint color), Valspar's "Black Earth", Valspar's "Almost Charcoal", Benjamin Moore's "Rockport Gray" (top right), Valspar's "Man Cave", and Benjamin Moore's "Chelsea Gray".
I was torn between Man Cave and Chelsea Gray (the bottom two) but ended up choosing Chelsea Gray (bottom right) because I liked how it looked the most at different times throughout the day and thought it looked better with our barstools. Very scientific picking process I know haha
I loved how it looked when I was cutting in but after I stood back to look at my first rolled section, the second thought train started rolling in:
I thought "Maybe the blue painter's tape is making it look funny?" and "Maybe there's too many shadows being cast on the bar?" along with my personal favorite "Oh God, what have I done?!"
I told myself to finish painting and wait and see how it looked in the morning.
It definitely looks better in the daylight!
Sometimes I think it looks stunning, like when I see it from the side next to our cabinetry:
It also looks nice with our granite (Bianco Antico if you're wondering):
The color even meshes well with our dining room too but I don't know. I think the plain front is what's bothering me the most. I think it needs something. Molding maybe? A baseboard painted the same color? Maybe the whole thing should be a darker or lighter different paint color? Something.
Here's a couple of before and after's so you can get a better sense of the change:
What do you think? Do you like the color? Should I add anything to the front of the island?