kitchen paint suggestions

Old 03-23-09, 05:31 PM
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kitchen paint suggestions

We are currently painting our kitchen cabinets an antique white, which is kind of a more creamy/ivory color...i also bought new hardware, sort of a black/rust color for the antique look again, and we painted the existing gold hinges a flat black....i am trying to figure out what color to paint the walls to go with the cabinets, we currently have blue countertops but will eventually replace those...i am into the browns/tans, but the kitchen is not big so i don't want a dark color...any help would be appreciated, thanks!
Old 03-23-09, 07:16 PM
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Picking paint for someone else is a hard thing to do, especially when you can't see the rest of the house and get some idea of what they like........ but paint isn't all that expensive. Try the color charts first and see what interests you, buy a sample pint or 2 and put some on the wall and look at it for a day or 2. Beige paints usually go with most any decor.
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Is your kitchen a normally dark room? Are the windows facing north, for instance, or are there windows on two sides.
Reds ( and derivatives) are 'warm', blues/greys are 'cool'.
Apologies, Marksr, beige is are totally 'blah' in my estimation; like the current rage for silver cars, silvers/golds are a lack of color - not a choice at all, makes me wonder about how committed such drivers are to their beliefs, if any....
Sorry - I digress; choose a kitchen color where you'll be comfy
sitting down and eating a meal and schmoozing in, and to blazes with the magazines. Make sure you prepare the walls, though.
Prep is 85% of the look. The painting is 15%.

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