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Need help choosing paint color in Kitchen
jvalentine22
November 13, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Hi all, need some help choosing a paint color to go with the kitchen in our new house. Honey-colored cabinets, black/light brown granite, black and white tile floor. I do not like the current green. I was thinking a sand color or a light grey, but this is my first time choosing paints so help is great!
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Nancy Hehmann
You can upload photo to Valspar.com (Lowes paint) and change the color on their website to see how it would look. I cannot see your granite very well in pick. But what about attempting to match (or get close to ) the tan in the granite. If you have a sample, you can take it to Lowes or bring paint chips home to see if you have it right. Lowes computer matches colors if you take a sample of the color you want to them too. Hope I have helped.
November 13, 2012 at 8:50AM     
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Clare White - Clockwise Design
Is that a working dishwasher below the kitchen sink? Colors are very personal go to Valspar.com.
November 13, 2012 at 9:01AM   
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bygeorgi
Don't know if it's your style but a charcoal grey not a light grey would really update the room . I would paint the cabinets white so that the room feels bigger then you could paint the walls any color you want that flows with other rooms.
November 13, 2012 at 9:16AM     
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jvalentine22
Thanks for the ideas, folks! When I get home, I will try Valspar. My image is too big for it right now. Clockwise, yes it's a working dishwasher, just a little one. Bygeorgi, I love all shades of grey and would definitely like to look at Charcoal. That might be great!! We were going to go with that sort of shade in the living/dining rooms as well, would that be "too much of a good thing?"

Thinking blues/browns upstairs (2 bedrooms and a bath).
November 13, 2012 at 9:28AM   
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Clare White - Clockwise Design
Wow, the dish washer-sink I have never seen anything like that .
Yes, I would stay with colors of gray for the paint. FYI painting the cabinets is a lot of work and sometime the paint does not adhere good so it chips off. Clare White - Clockwisedesign.biz
November 13, 2012 at 9:51AM     
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jvalentine22
Clockwise the dishwasher is kind of weird for sure. Helps maximize space (small kitchen and I have a LOT of stuff...love to cook), but it's an odd one. I don't think we'll hold off on painting the cabinets for now. I'll bring home paint chips and see how the grey works.

I worry it'll be too much grey if I go with grey in the dining/living room as well, but I do think if we play with different shades it might actually be very cool. Perhaps updated valences or blinds will help too.
November 13, 2012 at 10:14AM   
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Kitchen Art of New England LLC
Here are a couple light and dark color ideas! Hope the visualization helps =)
November 13, 2012 at 10:20AM     
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dreams1967
The grey tones do work nice with light maple cabinets, i recently used a dark grey called "giant" from General paint , the lighter tones on the swatch are also nice.
November 13, 2012 at 10:41AM     
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jvalentine22
Thanks for the photos! How great! I really like the lighter one on the top right. Did these come from Valspar? I also love the one on the lower right. The kitchen is very small...will the dark colors make it feel even smaller, do you all think?
November 13, 2012 at 11:05AM     
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jvalentine22
Thanks, dreams, we will look for it!
November 13, 2012 at 11:06AM   
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Clare White - Clockwise Design
Grey tones creates less competion with the counter top, cabinets, and white appliances. But I do like the 1st burgandy color, maybe use it as a trim cover for your pot rack?
November 13, 2012 at 11:41AM     
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Kitchen Art of New England LLC
I just quickly mocked them up here at the studio. The one in the top right is somewhere in the "sandy/tan" realm, and the bottom right is almost black... with some blue.

There is no way to get the exact color from doing these, it just hopefully will give you a better idea of what a color could look like.

If you have any requests let me know! I have the file saved still. =)
November 13, 2012 at 11:52AM     
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The Interior Touch
Go with grey under tones -It will looks great with the honey colour cabinets and will compliment the black and white tiles. Try Benjamin Moore CSP-190 "Rocky Beach" or CC-530 Brandon Beige -
November 13, 2012 at 12:14PM     
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jvalentine22
Thank you so much everyone! We are going to Home Depot tonight so we will bring back some paint chips!!
November 13, 2012 at 12:50PM   
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bygeorgi
"Too much of a good thing" goodness no. My kitchen has white cabinets, chocolate brown walls so in my adjoining living room I painted an accent wall in the same brown. but don't forget about the fifth wall ,the ceiling, dark ceilings look great and add such drama with a pretty light fixture.
November 13, 2012 at 1:18PM     
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jvalentine22
Thank you again everyone for all the suggestions! We decided on a very pretty mocha, which caught the brown flecks in the granite and the wood grain in the cabinets just right. We're looking forward to painting!
November 16, 2012 at 6:16PM   
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Clare White - Clockwise Design
We always like to see finish pictures you know.
November 16, 2012 at 6:29PM   
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jvalentine22
I will definitely post some! We bought paint to do every room in the house last night (gulp), so after a couple of weeks I'm sure there will be a glut of them. Glad I found this site, much appreciated!
November 16, 2012 at 6:31PM   
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