New cabinet paint color clashes with counters

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Old 04-23-19, 06:03 AM
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New cabinet paint color clashes with counters

Hi. I just finished painting our standard 1990s oak kitchen cabinets. The color is called ***** Willow and itís basically a gray color. The cabinets look great and I couldnít be happier with their new appearance but then I noticed the color doesnít look very good with the counter. The counter is looking more brown up against the gray and it stands out in a bad way. Is there a way to fix this without repainting or changing the counter? Do you think if I painted the cabinet box faces the wall color it would soften the clashing effect? Thanks so much, Kathy

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Is there a way to fix this without repainting or changing the counter?
Yes, leave it alone for a while and see if you can learn to live with it.
 
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Old 04-23-19, 09:29 AM
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I agree it's not the best color for that top but often once we move onto other things, what bugs us now won't later.
 
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Thank you. I had to laugh because you both sound like my husband, he said to wait and we'll get used to it. I'm not sure I'll be able to but we'll see. Thanks again.
 
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The color is called ***** Willow
Now I know it's an automatic thing by the web site, but I can't seem to guess what the color name really is.
 
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Norm: Think of a somewhat nasty synonym for "kitten".
 
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One of the Mods was kind enough to spell it out in a PM. I'm surprised I didn't get myself!
 
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Try covering your backslash with white paper and take a look.

The brown backsplash may be bringing out the browns is the countertop
 
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Hi all. I'm sorry for not updating, I didn't realize anyone was still responding. First, that's silly about fuzzing out the name of the paint. What happens if I want to discuss the fuzzy plant the paint is named for? Anyway, I ended up repainting the boxes the same color as the wall and that did the trick for me. Having that division between the blue gray of the cabinet doors and the brown tone of the counter worked. I got more modern, brushed nickle handles and knobs, painted the wall color inside the cupboards (to brighten the spaces and make finding things easier) and installed contact paper to finish the redo. I LOVE my kitchen now. It's so bright and modern. Now I need to tackle the sink and faucet but I think I'll hire a plumber to do that. Thanks for your interest and suggestions, Kathy
 
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