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Old 02-03-2009, 06:02 AM  
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Default Painting Kitchen Yellow,What Colour Woodwork ?

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Well this is my first post so i'd firstly just like to say hi to everyone !
I'm going to be re-decorating my kitchen in about a month,at the mo i've got two walls magnolia and two walls brown,i like it,but my kitchen is the darkest room in my house and would like a change.
I would like to paint my kitchen a nice sunshine yellow,i've got light wood units with silver handles and pretty plain,boring cream tiles,but my real question is what colour do i do my woodwork ???,my doorframes etc... are not in brillliant condition,they've been re-painted alot over the years,i will sand them down well but there's only so much you can do !
I have got a few white appliances,and would like white voiles for my window to brighten up my kitchen, please help !
Should i go for Cream,White or Pale Yellow Gloss,or should i go for a different colour ?


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Old 02-03-2009, 06:42 AM  
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The best thing to do is paint one and see what it looks like in the room. You can always paint over it later.
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This is just my taste talking, but I would take advantage of the dated trims and woodwork you have. You can't restore it's youth without redoing the woodwork, but you can sand it down and then go with a dark color. I like using dark colors, especially against a brighter color like yellow, it really makes it pop. And this way you can still have the white as an accent color on your appliances and windows.
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My kitchen is yellow and I sanded and painted my old cabinets a sage green color and replaced my old hardware with new silver ones ! I used a bight white on the trim and it really brightened up the room that I think I spend wayyy to much time
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Personally I think bright white trim would be best. to each his own.
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I'm also a white trim person. I'm about to paint my kitchen yellow, too. My advice is to bring home a bunch of samples before buying your color. The color I liked in the store was on a three sample chip, and it turned out in the kitchen one of the other colors looked a LOT better (Homestead Tea House Cream, or somesuch name).

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