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Tess 01-28-2009 07:43 AM

Wall color for my kitchen
My kitchen walls are white, cabinets are white, hardwood floor, and darker taupe colored counter tops. I want to add some color by painting the walls but I'm having a difficult time choosing a color. I want something warm and inviting but what do I choose to coordinate with purple-y counters?

ciera 01-28-2009 11:00 AM

Do you have a pic? Hard to imagine the countertop color. You want nothing too dark since you have white cabinets. Possibly a lighter shade of the counter color?

Tess 01-28-2009 03:02 PM

Thank you for responding so quickly, ciera! I took a couple of pictures and I'll try to get them up on here if I can figure it out. I did lay a piece of purple fabric on the counter and realized that it's more eggplant then purple.

glennjanie 02-06-2009 09:16 PM

Hello Tess:
There are several warm yellows that could lighten the room, blend with the other colors and (supposedly) make people hungry.
Looking forward to the pictures.

whyme 02-18-2009 06:29 PM

Go hot pink with neon green trim, that will be a good eye burn to wake u up in the morning when your making coffee and stuff !!!!!!

anna_maria 03-30-2009 02:14 PM

try beige...i think it would look good

kfer 04-16-2009 02:09 PM

Hi tess,
i think you should try sky blue this time it gives a decent touch.

dakuda 04-16-2009 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by kfer (Post 29563)
Hi tess,
i think you should try sky blue this time it gives a decent touch.

I apparently chose some type of sky blue when I first painted my kitchen. It wasn't my fault, I swear - I am coor blind enough that the small swatch looked tan. The walls certainly didn't.

In my opinion, sky blue on the walls looked awful in my kitchen.

Raminator 04-25-2009 09:51 PM

Hello, Tess. I wouldn't have believed it myself if my wife didn't insist on it, but if you have a bad case of white kitchen syndrome (wks), then go bold!

We went with a shade of some tuscan green that my wife dreamed up and it worked against our white walls, white cabinets, taupish countertops and light floor.

Here's what we had to work with when we bought the house:

The change is dramatic, yet when standing in the kitchen it feels warm, modern, and yet rich and... uh, I'm out of words. Splash in some cherry wood stuff, deep reds, some tuscan oranges, and you have some boldness.

Anyways, that's my suggestion. If you're gonna go, go all the way!

joenusz 04-26-2009 01:55 AM

Warm colors are all values of reds, oranges, and yellows. If your kitchen isn't too small, warm colors will make it look cozy and inviting. If it is too small, however, it will make your kitchen appear really small!

Eggplant/yellow reminds me too much of a Mexican cantina - I think Eggplant/Burgundy would be pretty.

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