Kitchen Color

Old 10-31-05, 08:59 AM
Bev Gauthier
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Kitchen Color

I'm new and apprensive about using color on my walls.
I have blue speckled kitchen countertops and would like to paint my bright kitchen a color. Would a dark sage go with medium blue speckled countertops?
What other colors would you suggest?
I'm clueless. thank you!
Old 11-01-05, 09:30 AM
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anything will "go with" anything as long as there is something in the room tieing it together. for example, you wouldn't think lavendar, fuscia, brown & orange "went together", but the sofa had all of those colors in the fabric, they would. therefore, if you have a painting or area rug or dishes or tablecloth or something with both of those colors in it, it'll work. but just on their own, probably not. read the Stickie note at the top of this forum called "How to Choose Paint Colors 101" for more info, but basically, instead of trying to pick a color out of the blue (no pun intended) to go with your blue, FIND something with blue in it, and some other colors, and pull one of those other colors to use for the walls. that's called finding your inspiration piece, and the whole room can grow from that one thing. also, your color choice should be based on the colors in the adjoining rooms. or vice versa - the other rooms will then need to go with this room, so keep that in mind. you might even have the inspiration piece in the adjoining room & not realize it - look for color ideas in your artwork, pillows, etc.

off hand, i'd say sage green is too dull & earthy for what is probably a pretty pure blue color. with no more information than you've provided, my first thought for a blue companion would be (and is always) yellow.
Old 11-06-05, 11:55 AM
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Go to a paint supplier and ask for a paint chart. The wheel type ones are good because you can put one colour with another. Compatable colours on a chart are normally put close to each other. Also, see that some are on a white background, which is the way I paint a wall. With a white border. This intencifies subdued colours and can simplify the edges. I prefer plain walls in a kitchen that I can paper with a stylish tiled paper which can be changed easily when it becomes dated. Some of the papers are fantastic and can be alot more fun than anything else.

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