This is my first post here. We moved into new home just before Christmas. It's new built property. One of few things which the builders were providing (included in the house price) was the kitchen cabinets and worktop. These are from Paula Rosa's Manhattan Range. We had to choose the kitchen cabinets and door colours. Initially we chose gloss white. But we felt it might be high maintenance. We saw cream/off white colours in some of our friends' houses and felt that it would be better option than gloss white. So when we changed the colours the closest option to cream which the developer had was called Gloss Cappuccino. In the sales office of the builder it seemed just like what we wanted. We finalized it.
When we came for the home demo, we were hugely disappointed to see that it seemed much darker (with a slight greyish green tinge) than what we had seen earlier.
We were so surprised that we actually thought that they have made a mistake and put in the wrong coloured cabinets etc. We got it cross checked with the samples. Alas, it was exactly what we had chosen. Maybe the lighting in the sales office when we chose it made it look so different.
It was too late to do anything about it.
We are feeling very demoralised that this was one decision which we so wanted to get right and we made a hash of it.
We now feel that we should have gone with the gloss white. It looks brilliant in the other houses in the development.
On top of this if we now want to get more cabinets etc fitted, it has to this same colour and procured from Paula Rosa (quite expensive!!). White is so common that we could have got it else where much cheaper. So it is a double whammy !!
Me and wife just hate the words 'Gloss Cappuccino' now. This colour from Paula Rosa is so deceptive.
Not sure what we can do now to redeem this situation (other than to live with it).
This is our first home, so we are still learning the ropes. (maybe the reason we made this mistake).
Any help, advice, suggestions will be greatly appreciated.