Which paint colour matches Ikea Grytnas?

Paint match for ikea grytnas

 

Have you or are you planning on getting an Ikea kitchen with Grytnas doors? Hoping to paint other furniture or moulding to match? Wondering what paint colour will match? LOOK NO FURTHER!

I can’t believe this hasn’t been written about yet, or maybe my googling skills are not what I thought they were? Anyway, I’ve read plenty of posts that state Benjamin Moore Paper Mache is the best bet for Adel (the older, pre-Metod version Grytnas), FYI this one is the best and also essential reading for anyone getting an Ikea kitchen. However, I’ve never seen Benjamin Moore paint here in the UK but… I did find this post that matches in BM paint to Farrow & Ball, but alas,  no mention on here of Paper Mache. Realising that for once, maybe the internet was not going to provide all the answers, I went to B&Q with a Grytnas door front, ready to actually find something out for myself.

And came away disappointed.

According the B&Q/Valspar the slight sheen makes scanning difficult meaning the resulting match is not a match at all (to me at least). I then walked round the store looking like a loon trying to match by eye the door front and little tiny paint samples on shelves and unsurprisingly, this did not work.

Now feeling quite concerned as had installed a large MDF shelving unit that was all ready to be painted in Grytnas colour,  I suddenly remembered the Dulux trade paint store.  Here the sheen was not a problem and hoorah, they were able to find a match. I took a couple of sample pots home, here you can see the results.

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I’m therefore happy to reveal that if you want to paint match Ikea Grytnas doors, (and don’t have a door you can take with you to scan), you need … Dulux Cameo Silk 2.

Happy painting!

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2 thoughts on “Which paint colour matches Ikea Grytnas?

    • makeanddont says:

      Hi Dawn, we used Dulux Trade Satinwood. When it’s side by side with Grytnas, you can see a difference in the finish but I think this is more down to the visible brush strokes on the painted piece. Hope that helps!

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