Benjamin Moore’s Grand Teton White and Temptation Painted Cabinets

I had a little bit of a lull in painting kitchen cabinets over the holidays (for the first time ever), but things have picked up like crazy ever since.  Honestly, with 10+ cabinet jobs in the pipeline right now, I’m kind of freaking out.  While I don’t mind working hard, and I absolutely love transforming kitchens, this work gets downright exhausting.  I now understand why you see construction workers buying a 12 pack of beer on their way home from work, if that makes sense.  My body is just wiped out at the end of the day.  So, I’m seriously looking into hiring help.  It’s time.  Even though it’s scary.  If I can find someone to help me tackle some of this work, I think I’ll feel a lot less stressed (and if you’re in the Dayton, Ohio area and are interested in being a paid apprentice of sorts, contact me).  In the meantime, I’m kicking things off with this gorgeous Grand Teton White and Temptation Gray cabinets.


I will preface this post by saying that this kitchen (and home) are already gorgeous.  The homeowners were just looking to brighten things up a bit, because they don’t get as much light as they would like, given the way the house is positioned.  But the house is beautiful, and it’s always fun to work in a place that has good bones.

Painted Kitchen Cabinets Before and After

Dark Wood Painted Kitchen Cabinets Before and After

How to paint your kitchen cabinets

The island was a shade of green that doesn’t seem to read well in photos.  But they wanted to go with a darker gray – Benjamin Moore’s Temptation for the island, to give it some contrast against the white.  There was a whole lot of green going on in this space – the walls, the island, the backsplash – they’re looking to give it a new look.

Painted island before and after

I also was tasked with painting the built-ins in their family room – the same color as the perimeter cabinets – Grand Teton White.

Painted Built ins

New Backsplash Tile

Before I got started painting the cabinet frames, a new backsplash tile had been installed.  It’s a soft gray that really works well the the granite and the new color palette that they’re incorporating.

Gray Subway Tile Backsplash


This is the first time that I’ve used Grand Teton White on kitchen cabinets, and I really love it.  It’s a soft, warm white, and it is also the same color as the trim in this house.  With the warm colors in the granite, it works really well, and still reads as a pretty white relative to the other finishes.

Isn’t it gorgeous?  The walls are going to be painted in “Apparition” and the homeowners said they would send me more photos when everything is complete.

Grand Teton White Kitchen Cabinets

Grand Teton White Cabinets with Gray Subway Tile

Benjamin Moore Grand Teton White

Grand Teton White Glass Cabinets

They also swapped out the hardware with this sharp new knobs and pulls from Rejuvenation.

Benjamin Moore Grand Teton White Cabinets with Rejuvenation Hardware

The Temptation gray paint color is a great gray in this kitchen with lots of warm colors going on.  It’s not too dark, nor too light, nor too cool.  Just right.

Benjamin Moore Temptation 1609 Painted Island with Rejuvenation Hardware

You can see here how well this color combination works in this kitchen.  And the homeowner commented on how different the granite looks now with the new paint colors.  I always tell customers that their granite will change in ways that are similar to the cabinets – a whole new look.

Benjamin Moore Grand Teton White and Temptation Gray

And the built-ins got their Grand Teton White as well.  The homeowners opted to leave the mantel the stained wood color, and it still works, as there are stained columns in the house as well as the gorgeous beamed ceiling.

Benjamin Moore Grand Teton White OC-132

Grand Teton White is going to be on my list now for warm whites, as there are a lot of customers that I work with that have a lot of warm colors that they need to incorporate into their kitchen update.  It’s always nice to have firsthand experience with new paint colors when you recommend them.  The same goes for the Temptation gray paint color.  It’s a nice gray that isn’t too dark, not too cool, just a pretty shade of gray.

Grand Teton White and Temptation Gray Benjamin Moore

If you’re looking for more paint color and cabinet painting ideas, check out these posts:

My Favorite Non-White Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Like a Pro

Tips and Tricks for Painting Oak Cabinets

Many more kitchens to come my friends!



  • Reply
    Matt Nauman
    March 12, 2019 at 10:03 am

    How did you paint them cabinets? Roller brush or spray? BEAUTIFUL!!!

    • Reply
      March 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm

      I sprayed the doors and hand painted the frames. Thank you for the kind words!

  • Reply
    Edgard Cruz
    March 12, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Jenny the color looks great. Is that a special cabinet paint or just regular paint.

    • Reply
      March 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm

      I use PPG Breakthrough (VOC250) for my cabinet jobs. Good stuff!

  • Reply
    March 13, 2019 at 12:31 am

    What a beautiful makeover! You do such a great job. The paint finishes look amazing. It looks so much brighter and fresh with the white cabinets.

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    Gayle Eatchel
    March 14, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    I absolutely love the color combination and I think I will be using the same white color for the walls in my bedroom. All of the whites I have looked at seem to be cool and stark. I have oak kitchen cabinets I hate but hubby won’t give in and let me paint them. You always do such beautiful work.

  • Reply
    Judy Hughes
    May 7, 2022 at 9:23 am

    Hi..Could you tell me the window exposure for this kitchen and family room. I have a Northern exposure with lots of artificial light. The sample of Grand Teton looks so khaki, yet your images look white. I’m trying to keep it as bright and warm if that is possible:) Thx!

    • Reply
      May 21, 2022 at 6:40 pm

      I think it’s southern facing, but I can’t say for certain.

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