powered by
Discussions
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Professionals
Users
need help with my cool kitchen
carol1234
November 22, 2012 in Design Dilemma
I've painted by kitchen Behr Graceful Gray and its much cooler than I like I have white cabinets and black counter tops the tiled floor is a taupey color. How do I warm it up as its feeling a bit sterile to me

thanks
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
charleee
Gray, black and white are a beautiful combination. The taupey floor is throwing me off ! I would suggest spicing it up with red, or burnt red like the color of fall. You could do this with accessories, like the container that holds your cooking tools, linens, spice rack (especially a spice rack!), curtains, etc. A color along this line: [houzz=
]
0 Likes   November 22, 2012 at 3:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Kala Construction Inc.
As you have already painted your kitchen with graceful Gray, to make it little warmer you can place an area rug beneath the kitchen table. Area rugs do a great job of warming up the floor of a kitchen, especially beneath the kitchen table and seating area. I use a braided rag rug. Also if there is any utility doors close it when not in use.
0 Likes   November 22, 2012 at 3:35AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
carol1234
Yes I could see why the flooring would throw you off and maybe taupe isnt the right color but it works as its a beigey greyish kind of ceramic tile I thought of red as I have a beautiful red persian runner but I thought the contrast was too much, I will try again and give it a chance. Thank you
0 Likes   November 22, 2012 at 3:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
charleee
carol, a lot of it depends on the shade of red. A real red, like a Christmas red would make the contrast bright and almost jarring. But a burnt red could be quite beautiful.
0 Likes   November 22, 2012 at 3:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
carol1234
Kala thank you I do have a red persian rug and will add red accessories to complete the look
0 Likes   November 22, 2012 at 3:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
carol1234
Yes olldbob you correct thank you I love the spice jar you included in your comment and will look for more pieces similar in color
0 Likes   November 22, 2012 at 3:44AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
charleee
Great ! Good job. Post some pics when you're done !
0 Likes   November 22, 2012 at 3:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
carol1234
I will thank you and Happy Thanksgiving
1 Like   November 22, 2012 at 3:48AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
charleee
You too!
0 Likes   November 22, 2012 at 3:51AM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Need help making my kitchen 'cool' - Framing art with a glass door?
Hello everyone! I'm a 29y/o, single guy and I've...
adrockwe
need help for a cool coffee table to pair with my new sectional
I have a town home with limited living room space....
melanieesmith12
Need help with my cool backsplash...what quartz would match?
I selected the Walker Zanger Helsinki Silver Dusk tile...
remove123
Need help making my backsplash more contemporary and cool!
My kitchen in my new home has very traditional colors...
Jennifer Bellis
More Discussions
Best Part of Living in the Western U.S.?
Do you or have you lived in the Western U.S.? What's...
Emily Hurley
Where do we stop our kitchen back splash?
We have a contractor installing our kitchen back splash...
cxmackwev
Advice for metal finishes
Do all metal finishes in a kitchen/family room need...
suzettecro
Back splash ideas for our kitchen.
Need help with picking a color and how far to take...
helenhodgson
glass tile directly over counter or over solid surface backsplash
We are planning to change our current laminate to a...
Kristie Petry
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.