Paint Color Advice?

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  1. Sep 30, 2008 #1

    Apub

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    I live in a townhouse and they recently redid my kitchen with Oak honey spice cabinets and purple / gray marble countertop. They are going to put in a new tile floor but it is almost identical to the countertop! Now I don't know what color to paint my walls because the floor and counters are extremely similar. Does anyone have any advice on what color I should paint? My kitchen is pretty small and I don't want the floors and counters to make it look dark and closed in. Please help!
     
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    White or Off White?
     
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    I would have to see the colour of the counters and floor, but picking a light colour for sure is important. A nice bamboo-white sounds like it could be good - it light and airy, but has a warmth to it compared to white.
     
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    I agree. white, off white or eggshell :)
     
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    I would almost think more of a greyish tint... verrrrry very light, though. I think that would best tie together your color palette. Good luck!
     
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    you can use cream yellow or off white..
     
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    Hello Apub:
    A light pastel yellow would brighten the kitchen considerably and yellows make us hungry (according to the 'experts').
    Glenn
     
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    ^^^Agree- a light yellow would be a compliment to a purplish gray, and is a nice, warm "kitchen" color.
     
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    Take a look at Whisper Violet 2070-70 or Cloud White OC 130 by Benjamin Moore. The first one is a very very light grey that would complement the purple tone. The other is a pale yellow-toned off-white that would be warmer without being yellow. I worry about a lot of yellow shades because they can be strong. You wouldn't have to get the brand name--they can match anything these days.
     
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    I think I'm going to have to agree with ryans442.

    Granted, I'm only imagining the colors in your countertops and tile, but I think something along the medium to light grey hue with a very, very discreet touch of blue or slate would work well. The warm, rich colors don't necessarily "close" a room in. Often these rich hues make a room inviting and cozy.

    Obviously you don't want the entire room to scream grey, but the white or eggshell shades always seem cold and sterile to me.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Have you thought about a red tint?
     
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    There are designs and decorations will add them soon to Minty
     
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    I think You can use Light Pink color for it.

    Thanks
     
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    I think it is better if you apply a light color like blue or white, I guess it really looks good and compatible. You can choose either of them.
     
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    Since you have only 2 colors in the kitchen (yellow and purplish-gray), I would recommend you to add a new color to the scheme. The best-looking color schemes have 3 or 4 colors.

    My suggestion is sagey-green - it will coordinate beautifully with both your cabinets and countertops/tile. Try Svelte Sage (Sherwin Williams) - it has enough gray in it to work with the countertops/tile, and enough green to complement the yellow of the cabinets.
     
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    In modern technology, paint is classified in three major categories because of differing performance requirements: architectural paints, commercial finishes, and industrial coatings. Architectural paints are air-drying materials applied by brush or spray to architectural and structural surfaces and forms for decorative and protective purposes.
     
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    As you've said. Your kitchen is small then you must use a light color paint to feel it more spacious. And I agree with them, use a white or off white. Good luck on decorating your home.
     

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