Looking for colors to match

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Looking for colors to match

Hello. Haven't been on in a while. How is everyone?

I am trying to find some colors to match my kitchen. Little background. My house was built in the 30's. I have stained beveled wood paneling on one of my walls and the entire ceiling. The other three walls were redone in some ugly 60's paneling. I want to gut those walls and put up sheet rock and paint them something to match the wood paneling. What do y'all recommend?

As far as my cabinets, I will need to paint them as well. I want something to go with the wood paneling, but not the same color as I will paint the other 3 walls.

I bought a nice amber/granite laminate counter top from lowes and my friend gave me some nice white tile for a backslash. I would rather go with a different color tile, but free is free and I have white appliances.

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Oh, I will also be doing some sandstone color self adhesive tile.

I'm trying to go for a warm, rustic look.
 
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I don't know why people don't like 60's paneling. It's maintenance free. As far as colors go, there is something called a color wheel. That should tell you what matches.
 
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You could coordinate the grout color in the white tile to pick up the amber in the countertop.
 
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good idea! What do you recommend?
 
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put up sheet rock and paint them something to match the wood paneling .............
As far as my cabinets, I will need to paint them as well. I want something to go with the wood paneling, but not the same color as I will paint the other 3 walls.
It's next to impossible to match paint to natural or stained wood color. What you want to do is pick a color that compliments the paneling colors. I wouldn't want to introduce too many colors into the room as it will make it look too busy. Many paint stores have software that will take your pic and insert their colors to give you a preview of what the color change will look like. You can probably also find those programs online.
 
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I dont want an exact match, but something to compliment it.
 
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Ugly paneling I want gone.

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existing backsplash to be replaced with tile.

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Current color of cabinets. I'm thinking about painting them all one color. Any suggestions? I want something to go with the countertop


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Ceiling. Cant decide if I want to leave the beams black or paint them. Thoughts?

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Trim and stained paneling.
 
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A little hard to tell about the ceiling with the close up shot but generally I think those types of ceilings look better like they are than painted [less maintenance too] Personally I think cabinets look better painted all one color than having the carcass one color and the doors another BUT it's not like there is a set of decorating rules and what suits one may not appeal to another.

I'd be looking at the beige family of colors.
 
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I'm also considering a beige. Do you think that will look good with the counter top?
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As far as the ceiling, I dont plan on painting the stained wood, but I am considering painting the black-painted BEAMS.

Oh, should i paint the walls and cabinets all one color? What about the trim?
 
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The is a large family of beige colors, most will look good with that top. The main thing is to make sure the color goes with everything, stained wood, countertop backsplash and flooring.

Contrasting colors bring attention to the different details but with everything going on in that kitchen I'd want to keep the contrast down. I'd either paint the cabinets/trim and the wall the same color or choose similar colors but a few shades apart. IMO it looks best for the cabinets to be painted with the same color enamel as the woodwork [trim]
 
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Great idea!

What about the other walls?
 
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All three walls need to be the same color to keep the kitchen from looking too busy. All the painted woodwork/cabinets need to be the same color for the same reason. It's up to you to decide if the trim paint and wall paint should be the same color or not.
 
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I agree with Marksr about not having too many colors. Would be too much going on. I'd leave the cabinets white or an off white for some warmth. Then I'd pick out the lightest color from the countertop to paint your walls, rather than try and match the paneling. Don't know if it's my monitor or not, but the paneling you want to keep looks almost reddish, so you'd definitely want to keep the other walls lighter. If anything should match, then maybe you could sand the trim and stain that to match the paneling. You'll want to replace the cabinet hardware, too.
Personally, I'd get rid of all the paneling and just paint, but that's just my opinion.

Note: moved this to painting, since you're wanting to paint and not wallpaper.
 
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Sorry about posting in the wrong forum.

How about... painting the cabinet and trim a beige (or redish) color (i might stand the trim and stain it, but sounds like it would be way to much work) and the walls an off white?

Or maybe doing as you suggest and painting the cabinets off white and walls and trim another the color of the countertop or something close to the paneling?
 
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IMO the wood trim and the cabinets should be the same color. If you paint the walls a different color it shouldn't be too far from the trim color. A little contrast can look nice but with the reddish wood wall and ceiling I wouldn't want a big contrast between the painted wood and the walls.

Stripping any painted wood to stain/poly it is more work than I'd look forward to doing.
 
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My cabinets are a brown/black and my molding is an off white, so I don't think they have to match. Maybe a preference thing. Anyways, the only reason I mentioned the trim matching the paneling, is because it sounded like you really want something matching it, and I thought the trim would be a better choice than the walls. Now I'm thinking, by trim, are we talking molding or something else?
No, I wouldn't go thru all that work to stain either, but maybe you could find a paint close enough, or just paint it white.
 
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Contrasting colors is fine and in most situations looks great but I'm a little concerned with everything going on in that kitchen that too many competing colors would be more of a distraction. A lot depends on whether or not the reddish paneling is left as is. I often refer to the woodwork [baseboard, casing, etc.] as the trim.
 
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Ok, I plan on buying the cabinet paint next week. I've been recommended Sherwin Williams. It's expensive, but people swear by it...

Anyway. I am considering either a beige color to match the walls and counter top, or an off white... What do you think is best? Bare in mind, I will also be doing the walls in the near future...
 
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It's hard to pick colors for someone else although either color range should look fine.
Have you determined what type of paint is currently on the cabinets? it can affect the what prep is needed - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/pa...latex-oil.html
This might also be helpful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/pa...t-repaint.html
 
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