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White trim...peachy cabinets...panic attack..help :(
Radhika Raghuraman
November 16, 2012 in Design Dilemma
So I splurged quite a bit on this Shiloh Inset Cabinet. They are eggshell with subtle cafe brushed on highlight which looked great in the showroom. In my house it has a peachy pinky understones. I picked Dogwood Blossom PPG paint for trim, Whiskers for the wall color.
Reclaimed barnwood on floor and beams. I really like rustic/industrial look with clean modern look. I think my cabinets are just not the right.
What can I do to make the Cabs not look so peachy or rather what can I do in this space so that these colors don't clash too much.

I do want classic subway tile as backsplash. Iam think 4x12 with oyster gray grout. My counter is Lagos blue quartz composite.

I feel like after splurging and having design consulation, how did I miss out on this big detail of trims and cabs looking so off :(

thanks...attached pictures are there to give you some feel of the space.
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mpoulsom
They don't really LOOK peachy in the pics, but my monitor may be off. If you had help in designing and picking out, once everything is together it may not look bad at all. Maybe it's because everything is not complete yet. Also your lighting will make a big difference when everything is together. Your cabinets are beautiful btw!
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mpoulsom
I would also ask your design person to come and take a look and ask for their suggestion as far as what you can do if you are unhappy...best of luck!
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dcer
Sounds like you have a great plan! I would stick with it, and you can always change the paint color to complement the cabs better down the road if it doesn't look right. Good luck!
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Radhika Raghuraman
Thanks...I didn't have a single designer for everything. I had PPG color consultant for colors, different person for Cabs. I am also a bit slow at making decision, so I picked things in a span of 7 months or so.
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momsy
Have faith...I'll betcha when the other pieces are brought together, you will again see the blend you fell in love with. Taking pieces out of context can really mess with their appearance.

I was in a really beautifully appointed bank, waiting in queue. After admiring the "whole", I started looking at the individual parts. I was shocked to see that the trim paint REALLY didn't match the wallcovering at all. But, when it was put together as a whole, it was stunning. Funny little tricks our eyes play on us.
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ct design studio
I think it's looking lovely, however I would suggest swapping out the backsplash for something a tad creamier. Putting it next to the white makes it look more brown (or peach as you say). I don't have a PPG paint deck and it's so hard to do paint online, but of the 3 swatches on the wall I'd say the top one. Having paint on the walls and proper lighting will definitely help.
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Radhika Raghuraman
dcer thanks. I am just confused to the backsplash. I really wanted classic subway tile (off white or biscuit) but I feel like light tile color might make the cab look more brown/creamy?
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dcer
You could always get samples of the tile and look at them next to the cabinet to get a better sense of the colors together.
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Radhika Raghuraman
ct design studio....so glad you picked the top one. It is PPG-whiskers which is what we picked. Since the beams are gonna go in the ceiling, I wasn't sure if I should go whiskers-light or use the trim color. Again all this question and confusion just to make sure I tone down the weird hue of peach the brushing highlight in this cabs gives off.
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feeny
I think your cabinets are absolutely beautiful. If the paint job on the trim is already finished I'd just go ahead and finish the kitchen and keep the option open, if you still feel dissatisfied, of repainting the trim in the room an ivory color closer to the cabinets at a later date. It is only the starker white of the trim that is making the cabinets appear peachy to you in comparison. We ended up choosing ivory cabinets because our great room was already painted with ivory trim around all the windows, etc. But I might have felt our ivory was too peachy if it had been put up against a bright white. But you might also feel when it is finished that it is a beautiful mix of shades of ivory and white (like all the different whites in a shabby chic design). I really don't think you should be the least bit disappointed in the cabinets. They are gorgeous.
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ct design studio
The white is making your cabs look more brown, and anything with bluish undertones will as well. Have you purchased paint yet? I would do something creamy between the ceiling beams.
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ceilsan32
Great taste in cabinetry. I purchased the exact same style from Shiloh, about 5 years ago, but in the pale yellow color. I also had them distressed, to complete the look I was seeking. I always receive rave reviews on this cabinetry. The large drawers are terrific, but if you place heavy items in them, insure that you balance the load within the drawer, so as not to have them shift off center. You are going to love your kitchen! If you don't like the tones, try changing the color of your lighting. I don't think you'll notice a peach tone once all your can lights are turned on.
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Kitchen Art of New England LLC
White is white is white is white.... I know when you put 4 or mores whites together you can see the grey the yellow.. and so on.. when you take anyone of them and put them on there own they look white.. I think your cabinets will be fine. Its not the cabinets you need to be concerned with. Its the colors and lighting you bring in to the room that will show off your white cabinets. Your doing fine. You can always change your paints. Black granite always looks classic with the white cabinets as well as the earth tones. Sit back, deep breath.... you'll be fine... enjoy!
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Heidi
What is the Shiloh door style? I love it!
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Lkristine
Just keep going! Don't doubt your decisions----I truly think once you get everything complete you will be happy. I do not think the cabinets look "peachy." I do think they appear off white in comparison to the trim. But that isn't a bad thing. I think your backsplash you describe wanting will also be beautiful. By the time you have the walls painted and your kitchen accessorized it will be beautiful!
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madeliene
What is the floor going to be? It sounds nice to me, the way you describe it? Are you concerned about a little more 'masculine' effect? darker floors. I thinkn a consultant wouold be worth the money, but remember, thir opionions differ also, from each other. Have an idea of what YOU like,, do not be talked into anything. Good luck. ( love the layout)
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Monique Jacqueline Design
I am in complete agreement with Kitchen Art of new England! It will all pull together. I do believe that your lighting will play into this. When choosing your pendants, if using pendants, make sure that you do not choose a glass detail that will cast yellow/gold tone lighting reflections. Keep your bulb tones white as well. Do not second guess, just move forward and enjoy the project coming together!
Cheers!
m.
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Radhika Raghuraman
Regarding lighting....I bought restoration hardware barn trolley pendant with ribbed glass. The lights over the sink also has matching ribbed glass. However the bulbs are old school Edison style filament bulbs which is def yellow. But the can lights throughout the ceiling can be replaced with Led lights?
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Radhika Raghuraman
Here is a picture of the fixture that would go above the island.
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Radhika Raghuraman
Madeline .. Floors are reclaimed from an old barn. It will be mixed wood with varying widths. I will have a matte light brown finish on it to sort of blend them all together.
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feeny
Okay, please take what I am about to say with a grain of salt. I am not a professional designer. But I'm a bit worried about that barn trolley pendant. The choices you've made for your kitchen so far are classic and understated. And I think the barn trolley pendant would be fabulous in a large, slightly retro, industrial style kitchen. But I think all the pulley hardware at the top may look overwhelming and out of place in your kitchen. I understand that it will go with the style of reclaimed barn wood floor you have chosen (which sounds fabulous), and perhaps that is enough, but I'd like to hear some of the professionals on Houzz weigh in on this pendant choice because the proportion and style of the pulley in relation to the lights themselves and the rest of your kitchen worry me.
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lessismoore
Are you totally set on your subway tile colors? I was wondering how your colors would look with a more green-gray (neutral) subway or with a slate - I think it seems to "yellow" up the cabinets some rather than playing into the peachier tone you are not loving.
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Radhika Raghuraman
Fenny....the good lady @ restoration hardware said I can return any of these fixtures if they don't look right. When i got the actul fixture I had the exact same reaction. Cast iron looking too bulky and heavy. But I do have steel and metal through out the house. An antiqued steel drum pendant going over the formal dining. I also have been talking to a metal artist to create hot rolled metal pannel over the fireplace. So i thought I can give this fixture a try. If you have any fixtures in mind that has a rustic/industrial feel without the weight of this fixture, do share. This place has been so great for inspirations. At this point I have no idea the kind of look Iam going for the house. I call it rustic-industrial- with modern flair ;-) I have stuff passed down from my grandparents that I am repurposing as vessel sinks and such.

Lessimore. Since I wanted a clean industrial look, i was hung up on a 4x12 white/off white subway tile with dirty grey grout. but with these cabinets Iam not so sure. I am putting lagos blue quartz surface (not ceaserstone but from a different manf-http://www.qfrommsi.com/products/naturalstonedetails.aspx?ColorNameID=631) as counters. So a subway tile co-ordinting the counters might not be a bad idea. I like the slate subway tile that U've put up there.
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feeny
As long as you can return the pendant, then absolutely give it a try once everything else is in place. We bought two whole sets of cabinet hardware from Restoration Hardware for exactly that reason. Tried them out and returned the style we didn't like as much. Much better than special ordering (as we did with our pendants) and then discovering they were wrong for the space (and unreturnable, in our case).
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ct design studio
I do like the fixture you chose, but I'm sorry to say I agree it's kind of heavy for the space. I get you want that industrial touch, I think a cluster of something lighter would be perfect over the island.
Clemson Classic Pendant | Restoration Hardware
Glass Jar Pendants
Firefly Pendant Lamp
Industrial Cage Work Light Chandelier
Vintage Canning Jar Chandelier by LampGoods

Or talk to your metalworker about something custom.

Also regarding your backsplash, how about using the same material as your countertop? I don't always recommend it but lagos is beautiful and I think would work nicely in your case.
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Radhika Raghuraman
ct design studio.....being a glass artist myself, I have been drooling over mason jar converted to a light fixture. all the fixtures u suggested are drool worthy. Hubby fell in love with the barn pendant and I figured since he really didn't have much of a say throughout the process, I can give him this much :)
the foyer with boxed stairs, opens up to living room and kitchen and I am almost close to ordering a layered cast glass fixture (very similar to Bocci http://www.customhomeonline.com/Images/CH_bocci_2_tcm52-1032692.jpg) wondering if i should use the same over the kitchen island? http://remodelista.com/img/sub/uimg/julie/01-2011/friedman-pierce-bubble.jpg. It relly doesn't give out a industrial/repurposed feel but love love love the cast glass and its imperfections.
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feeny
Might I suggest letting hubby make decisions about one or two of the less visible features? I am still regretting that I let my husband talk me into a few visible features of our kitchen that, while not bad choices, still irk me as not quite perfect for the space.
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Radhika Raghuraman
feeny...LOL...you know with the current house, I let him pick his own colors for the garage (i know too mean) and what did he end up picking? bright yellow-orange for the wall and teracotta colored epoxy floors. It is so blindingly bright :(
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lessismoore
Hi there - the Lagos Azul I was able to track down via your link is way more "brown" than the Ceasar Stone (which is more gray). I think have a more gray counter would work better, especially for a more "industrial" look and with subway tiles in white with gray grout. Here's a comparison. The only thing changed is the counter material - but it really changes (for me) the look of the whiskers paint.
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Radhika Raghuraman
Lessismore...oh my god...what a beautiful comparison. thank you for taking your time in doing this. Yes the lagos Azul by MSI reads slightly differently than ceaserstone. It is also a whopping $40 per sqft cheaper :( odd part is that the actual slab Iam getting is more gray than brown. you'd think all man made counters would have very little color variations. oh god so many decisions...so little time :)
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cheries
My suggestion is to wait until the counters are installed and then choose the backsplash, tile, etc.

It may be that the contrast of the stark white doors/trim next to the cabinets are causing you to see the peachy undertones in the cabinets. Choose one thing at a time after the counters are installed and seeing what looks best against the counters and cabinets is your best bet!

You also will have some things visible on the counters for interest to pull all of the elements together. It will be very beautiful when you are finished, take your time and it will come together : ) Best!
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ct design studio
Love the pendant you chose, maybe not the exact one but something similar over the island.

Chuckled over the garage colors but if it gives him the same happiness your kitchen gives you, it's a good deal in my opinion. :)
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lessismoore
Hi, My pleasure-
So as long as your slab with be more gray, I think you will be good to go with other options on your back splash. And that's a huge cost savings! If you find some other "swatch," just post a link and I can switch things out again :-). I love the slate; it brings in so many color option, but the shiny subway has a way more industrial vs. rustic feel. And the cabinets are gorgeous. Love those little transom tops.
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Radhika Raghuraman
lessismoore thanks. I loved the simplicity of the cabs where the highlight is so subtle that you'd have to go close to actually see it. In my house the highlights are a bit more pronounced right now. But with other materials and fixtures hopefully it won't be that bad. thank you all for the reassurance! The palette you created has ppg paint whiskers and dogwood blossom right??
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lessismoore
Hi Radhika - yes. All the colors are from the mfgs. sites. Even the door is "eggshell" from their site ...but unfortunately, on that, couldn't get a sample with the cafe glaze and brush work.
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Claudia
Try using daylight bulbs in your light fixtures - it will take away the yellow cast & take away the peachy colour ..... those daylight bulbs look a touch blue when they are turned off, but look bright white when on.
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Radhika Raghuraman
Lessismoore...damn girl...how did you do that so fast. I had 6 months and didn't even think about putting it all together like this. Thats why I ain't no designer ;-)
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Radhika Raghuraman
Lessismoore...the same manufacturer also makes concerto...which is visibly gray. http://www.qfrommsi.com/products/naturalstonedetails.aspx?ColorNameID=825 I thought that might be just too gray?
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lessismoore
I'm a "graphic" designer, I used to work in newspaper production - everything is fast there! But it sure helps that you provided specific product links! Here is the palette with the concerto gray and yes, I think it is too gray too. I really liked the expensive one (of course) the Ceasar stone, which was somewhere right in between brown and gray.. LOL
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erika672
(Don't know if someone has already suggested this) Change you lightbulbs to daylight or brightwhite. Soft white gives off a yellow glow that may change the color of your cabinets. I changed the lights in my kitchen and my cabinets went from orange to natural looking oak. Hope that helps.
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cthoman
I love the restoration hardware trolley pendants that you chose! I personally think they would be beautiful and interesting in your space! My only concern with them, and the reason I didn't use them in a space in my home that I was considering them for is that they only take 25 watt bulbs so they don't give much light... and the edison bulbs are pricey for a much used space. I too think your kitchen will be beautiful and your cabinets will take on a completely different look once your warm floors, beams, and counters are installed.
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msslynne
I really think the floor as it is now and all the full lighting with no color or furnishings around it yet is what is giving your eye the peach color right now, though I see more yellow on my screen than peach. I do think as it comes together with whatever you choose it will start to take on the 'way it looked in the showroom' look that you are after.
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sagefam5
I didn't read all the comments, so someone else might have said this, but looking at the paint swatches on the wall, I'd go with the one that is least "greenish." With green and red being complimentary colors, if you choose a greenish grey, it will make the cabinets look more pinkish (that peachy color you're wishing was more neutral). The cabinets are beautiful! I hope you find the perfect color and lighting combo that makes you love them too!
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margot1024
Wait until all the paint etc is done, it's amazing how color and light play off each other resulting in unlikely color combinations that are gorgeous!
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Christine Austin Design
I agree with sagefam5. Gray-green will bring out the pinker tones in the cabinets. Colour online is different for everyone often not even close in real life. If your colour consultant had your samples when she picked the wall colour, it should look great. But here is a design trick if you are in doubt. Take a sheet of paper and cut a one inch or smaller square in the centre of it. place a paint chip up against the material you are working with (in this case the cabinets) and make sure they both show in the window you've made and preferably in the same proportion. The white eliminates competing colour from your field of view and shows very clearly how the colours will affect each other. This trick also works with just the colour itself to see how it should appear once it is is on all the walls. Make sure you do this during the day and at night since colours appear completely different depending on how the room is lit. Remember you are ignoring the white paper and just looking at the colours in the one inch square windoe. Don't start second guessing all your decisions (although it sounds like you would be happier with the mason jar pendants ct design studio suggested) I would also go with a creamier tone on the subway since if it appears too gray, it could bring out the pinkier tones as sagefam5 shared. The great thing about paint is that it is the easiest finish to change.
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Otter Banks
Paint the new cabinets white. It's really a simple fix.
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Laurie Mischel
Wow Wow! I love the details in your kitchen/house. The cabs are completely awesome and I am envious. The whole look is gorgeous. So many good comments above and I love the tip we all picked up from Christine Austin design. You can be sure I will use that one often. I like the caged industrial lights best that CT Design studio offered up. My first reaction to the RH light you chose was, eek. I just don't like the feel of it with everything else. It looks old and ornate. Everything else is great, great, great. I admit that the cabs being a different shade from the trim would really scare me too but all those designers above make it sound like it will be fine. I loved the person's analogy of being in the bank and noticing all the details that didn't seem like they went together but as a whole it all looked good. Have fun. Can we all come see it when it's done? :)
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Sharon McLeod
I'd like to throw a suggestion for counter tops out there... Cambria colour Braemer (http://www.cambriausa.com/PageFiles/14564/large_swatch_0380.jpg). It's beautiful in person!!
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lessismoore
Same paints/cabinet with the Braemer and a more "biscuit" tile.
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Sharon McLeod
^ Exactly. I think it would be stunning!
Braemar has several colours that would really pop in that colour palette.
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sharleeg
consider a classic Subway shape tile in Calacatta Oriental , which has white, creama dn gray tones to pull it all together and i agree... let hubby make a choice somewhere else like i did :)) Those mason jars are just wonderful!
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Radhika Raghuraman
Sharon. That does look beautiful. I was hoping for a non busy quartz surface and hence picked lagos azul but after seeing what lessismore's palette Iam loving it. I think it might be too late for the change as I placed the order on Friday. I can go to the showroom in Monday and see if they have Cambria.
Lessismore the more biscuit tile, is tht a particular manufacture that carries it?
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Radhika Raghuraman
Ok I looked more photos online with the cambria stone...I think it will pull all the colors well, just feel it might be a bit too busy. I guess the trick is to find the right backsplash that pulls it all together.
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Sharon McLeod
The backsplash would definitely have to be simple. But there is lovely movement in the stone, and it really is beautiful. Be sure to let me know if you go that way, I'd love to see pics of the final kitchen!
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guycaron
If i may make a comment.
What's with the transom over the door, then up to the upper glass doors, then down to the next cabinets, then up to the hood, then back down to the next cabinet, then up.
In my opinion, there are too many horizontal lines on that wall.
Do you also need to have so many posts?
Justmy opinion, don't want to be rude...
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guycaron
If i may make a comment.
What's with the transom over the door, then up to the upper glass doors, then down to the next cabinets, then up to the hood, then back down to the next cabinet, then up.
In my opinion, there are too many horizontal lines on that wall.
Do you also need to have so many posts?
Justmy opinion, don't want to be rude...
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Radhika Raghuraman
Guycaron. You are not being rude. I am responding back to the wonderful folks who have been kind enough to give their 2cents. I feel that's the least I can do :) I am also using my phone to comment so it doesn't let me go back and forth..hence too many posts from my side. Feel free to ignore this thread :)
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feeny
Radhika, I don't think guycaron meant your comments in this thread when he said "posts". I think he meant the actual physical posts in your third photo. He's wondering if they are all necessary for structural support.
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lessismoore
Hi Radhika - I just tuned the colors on the white w/gray grout - just to see how it would be with a biscuity tone with a brown grout. I think finding a glossy subway tile in a similar color should be easy? Like possibly "ice cube" from Daltile ... http://products.daltile.com/series.cfm?series=162&item=2416&log=2 -
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Laurie Mischel
I love all the posts and the varying heights. Adds detail and interest.
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Radhika Raghuraman
Feeny and guycaron...you are right. Will stick to the main topic which is making the cabs blend in with the rest :)
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Nielson Finish Carpentry
You might want to rethink your countertop choice if you have time. That color will really exargerate your cabinet colors.
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Sharon McLeod
If the company hasn't templated yet, it's not too late to change the colour. If they've templated, it is quite possibly too late, but call them FIRST THING tomorrow morning and if they haven't started cutting, you should be good to change it up.
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sumnerstuff
lessismoore, how gracious you are! You have kindly taken time to help a stranger with concrete, helpful advice. This thread is what Houzz is all about, in it's best form.
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Radhika Raghuraman
Neilsonttrim. Are u talking about lagos blue or cambria?
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lessismoore
sumnerstuff - What a lovely thing to say! I enjoy doing a bit of photoshop when I have time and if the situation can benefit (and/or has a photo I can work with). This is a fun place to "hang out" - The people posting design dilemmas are brave, and no matter how conflicted the opinions might be, 99% of the posts have something positive to say. I've learned a lot in the short time I've been visiting :-)
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Nielson Finish Carpentry
The lagos blue
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Madeline
I can't add a thing. But this makes great reading and I do hope I'm "getting it" all subliminally -- all of the worthy advice, product ideas. Houzz is a great place to spend Sunday afternoon. Take care, madeline
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elbit
Color theory would dictate that you should warm up the wall color---that will cool off the warm tones in the cabinets you dislike. Pick a shade closely aligned with the cabinet color and go a tad warmer. Color is always about what it is seen adjacent to it. The other option is to use warm lighting. That might synchronize everything.
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Lacey Schrader
Why on earth are the cabinets installed before your walls are painted? Maybe once the walls are painted it will take on a new look for you.
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feeny
Many people choose to paint the walls last, partly to choose a color that works with the kitchen's colors once they can see everything installed. This is what we did, taking a color for the walls out of the shades of veining in our soapstone counters after they were oiled. That's not something we could have seen or planned ahead of time. So there may be many different reasons for painting the walls last. But I agree that the visual effect of the cabinet color will change once the walls are finished.
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nevadan
Blue countertops will make the cabinets look peachier. Peach colored granite will do the opposite. Actually peach is the nicest color for a kitchen, so don't worry about it. If you want to you can change the appearance of the cabinets with bluer lighting and with window treatments that filter the light differently.
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Radhika Raghuraman
I didn't know if i should start a new discussion or add to this, but I wanted to share photos of the kitchen with the paint and counter top. Deciding a backsplash has been pretty tiresome. Like I had mentioned above, the brushing highlight makes the cabs a bit creamier but the overall look of the house is more neutral gray. Your thoughts on the various backsplash options are highly appreciated. The first one is a vein cut limestone slab ...one in the middle is also limestone but a bit darker. 3rd one is a mosaic..not a big fan of it but it pulls the colors beautifully. The stark white of the pantry door against the cabs still bothers me. Any suggestions? If I paint the pantry door and the trim around it to match the cabs, would it look ok.
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Ralston Decorating Group
the 4 x 12 tile, its too large for the space, what kind of lighting do you have? Do the cabinets have the peach paint or you just think they look that way? Have you thought of a stainless back splash? the tiles you are showing match too much, its almost predictable.
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Ralston Decorating Group
And the walls are normally done after the cabinets are installed, because the installation is labor intensive, therefore, the walls would get scratched or damaged.
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Radhika Raghuraman
haven't bought the lights yet but thinking of putting 2 of Sonneman Tribecca on the island and Torpedo wall sconce from Restoration hardware on the sink. attached are the images. The tiles do come in different sizes...http://www.tileshop.com/shop/index.aspx?q=tile&restrictBy=producttype(text)=Tile,material(text)=Limestone. I could easily go with 4x8 staggered. I just bought bunch of these to see how it looks against the cabs.
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Natalie
Hi---Beautiful cabs! I think a blend would look very nice and help "pull" the different undertones. Wall color needs to be darker 2-3 shades deeper than the cabs. Pics for inspiration. Check SW 7039 Virtual Taupe and SW 7032 Warm Stone for wall color. Good Luck!


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Monique Jacqueline Design
I like Natalie's tile accents. I think you need to contrast to the cabinets. When you try to match you accentuate the cabinet undertones and in your case, this is not what you want to do. You want to eliminate the peach undertones.
Cheers!
m.
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Radhika Raghuraman
thank you all for the suggestions. What do you guys think of the darker limestone slab? The reason i chose that tile is that the same tile but a bigger field size will be going on the fireplace which is quite open to the kitchen. I was afraid the mosaic would look too busy as the the tile will be going all the way up. The ones above are quite nice. Thanks Natalie. The walls have already been painted. It PPG paint's whiskers.
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Monique Jacqueline Design
I like the limestone, but I think that it too close to matching your cabinets. That is why I suggested that you contrast to the cabinets. In person, are you getting any peach undertones or have those diminished now that you have added additional elements to the space? If there isn't any peach undertones being brought forward, then I think that the limestone is beautiful! Hard to tell from the photos sometimes!
Cheers!
m.
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Radhika Raghuraman
Monique...actually it doesn't look peachy now that the paint and counter top is up. It is def creamy...esp right next to the pantry door. I think that is my biggest issue. I am trying too hard to blend the pantry door's white to the cabs and the backsplash. I do want neutral clean lines and I would like to bring in colors like orange/red through furnitures and accessories. I am thinking old furnitures..worn out paint. There are 2 versions of the same limestone...i was thinking of the darker one in fireplace and lighter ones that has delicate orangish brown veins as backsplash. Perhaps my pendant lights could be blown colored glass like the one Niche Modern pendants make. On a personal note..i want to thank you for your input from day 1. This has been an exhausting process :)
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Natalie
Just wanted to add, I do not think your cabinets look peach at all. They are cream with a yellow undertone. If anything, they look yellow, not peach. The wall color in the photo of the lights you recently posted is a shade darker than those I suggested. I think deeper walls would look stunning. I love your lights by the way. Excellent choices... CheerS!
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Monique Jacqueline Design
Hello!
I am so glad that you are no longer seeing the peach undertones! I remember our first postings and the fear that you had! Everyone sees color differently and it is amazing what we see along the way, but once all the elements start coming together it most ALWAYS works out. The hard part is having the patience to the end. Anyways, I prefer the lighter limestone detail from the photos that you previously provided above!
YOUR welcome, I love seeing and knowing that I have some how helped along the way! The process can sometimes be grueling but with encouragement and advise along the way, it always turns out great!
Excited to see your finished project!
Cheers!
m.
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Radhika Raghuraman
Natalie..the tribecca loft is beautiful. Absolutely my kind of place. Infact I have some similar furniture pieces from india. Thanks for sharing. It sort of too late to change wall color. any changes from now on would have to be done after we close on the house. But i will def try a darker shade once I settle in.
Monique. I was thinking perhaps changing the pantry to door to an old rustic door with chippy paint if it continues to bother me. These are easy fixes...changing the tile or cabinets are going to be hard. I am sort of leaning twds the lighter tile as well, although the dark ones blends with the counters better. Thank you all for the input. I have 2 days to decide on the tile :) Happy new year to you all.
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jacksonbeth
There are a lot of options here! I would suggest looking at some kitchen photos online - one of the best sites to look at is http://carolinaheartwoodcabinetry.com/our-products/raleigh/ they design cabinets and kitchens, so these pics will let you see how others did their kitchens!! :) Great for ideas.
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chookchook2
Congratulations on using your imagination with the metalwork and industrial look. All the best with your creativity in the future.
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