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What colour do I paint the walls?
macrae22
December 24, 2012 in Design Dilemma
I've recently moved into my new home. I've re-plastered the walls and undercoated them.

The problem is that the kitchen has white cabinets with black tiles and flooring, so I have no idea which colour to use on the walls?

Please help, and if you can suggest a colour scheme I would appreciate it.

Merry Xmas everyone. xx
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Interior Connections
A taupe grey color would be nice. It will make the kitchen space feel a little warmer.
December 24, 2012 at 5:46AM     
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Dytecture
I agree with a gray tone which will help tie the black and white colors together.


December 24, 2012 at 5:48AM   
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Amy Canary
I'd try and get more tile - place it to the left of the hood and even on the wall behind the hood then reassess. A gray would look nice such as Benjamin Moore classic gray.
December 24, 2012 at 6:00AM     
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Maria Killam
With this much black I would suggest a pop of colour here like turquoise or a fresh green. The ceiling would definitely need to be painted the same colour to balance all the black subway tile. Which colour you choose depends on which colours you are using in the adjoining rooms so that you can create flow. http://www.mariakillam.com/2009/03/the-right-way-to-create-flow-using-colour.html
Hope this helps,
Maria
December 24, 2012 at 6:15AM     
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apennameandthata
PASTELS! Nom nom nom. But, you need to take into account your floor colour. If you have black or grey tiles this will work.
December 24, 2012 at 6:19AM   
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apennameandthata
BTW, turcoise or fresh green are dark pastels, in my view. Read (shrinks a bit into his seat) Colour Me Beautiful for the colour theory.
December 24, 2012 at 6:21AM   
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macrae22
Thanks all for your help.
I appreciate your advice very much (as I don't have any vision what so ever when it comes to decorating).

I like the grey tone and the example picture (probably need a lighter tone though I guess), I've attached an example below... what do you think?

Also had a look at some colour. http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/dovewing

Merry xmas everyone, I owe you all a xmas beer :0)
December 25, 2012 at 2:22PM   
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MAlps
Very nice kitchen. Has great potential! like the idea of grey tone, but i'm afraid it will look a bit too drabby, so to spruce it up, try adding some red, maybe the knobs on the oven, red appliances, towels, flowers in a vase etc. It's the little things that make a difference! BTW what color is your flooring?
December 25, 2012 at 2:27PM     
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met3713
I also think it needs a pop of color, possibly red
December 25, 2012 at 2:27PM     
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met3713
Oops sorry was not paying attention to conversation....I do love the gray
December 25, 2012 at 2:29PM   
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decoenthusiaste
Do you want it to be calming or "hawt?" Grey for a and red or orange for b.
December 25, 2012 at 2:39PM     
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patriciarhall
grey walls and pops of orange sounds pretty
December 25, 2012 at 3:45PM   
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Rachel Oliver Design, LLC
Oh, boy, Farrow & Ball "Cooking Apple Green" would really add some life to that kitchen.
December 25, 2012 at 4:11PM     
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beattieboggs
Hi macrae are you in the UK by any chance?
December 25, 2012 at 4:24PM   
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Amy Canary
Are you planning a more contemporary or traditional style for your home? I still think a light gray is nice in a small space and then add pops of color with a few carefully selected accessories. What color do you love? What abou tthe tile on the hood wall - any chance that you can add to it?
December 25, 2012 at 4:57PM   
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Jayme H.
I agree with a light to medium grey. Also agree with a touch of red/or another bold color...what color are the floors?
December 25, 2012 at 6:20PM     
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Interiors International, Inc.
You need color. I like Rachel Oliver Decorative Design idea. or maybe a sky blue, turquoise or indigo if you like darker colors.
December 25, 2012 at 6:30PM   
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beattieboggs
If the homeowner is in the UK I would suggest something that is not gloomy. The light there is often grey.
December 25, 2012 at 7:18PM   
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Anish Motwani Associates
hello

the grey color will make the ambience dark and dull
got for beige color or light yellow to bright it up

regards
December 25, 2012 at 10:21PM   
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D John Design
Not sure if the back splash is new or not...but would suggest a new back splash something with a pattern and take it to the ceiling. That will bring your space to life. The dark color keeps your eye down, so bring it up even in the existing tile color. Accents will bring the space to life - like apple green --fill up a canister with green apples, have a container that is apple green for your wooden spoons, use apple green as an accent in window treatments etc. it is such a fresh natural color found in so many foods.
December 26, 2012 at 1:17AM   
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macrae22
Thanks for all of your ideas and your personal time to help someone you don't know.
I appreciate more than I'll ever be able to thank you.

Here is how it came out like.
Many Thanks,

MacRae22
February 3, 2013 at 2:17PM     
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Amy Canary
Looks great!!
February 3, 2013 at 2:21PM   
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bumbles12
Very nice, you have done a great job!
February 3, 2013 at 7:36PM   
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bumbles12
Only one thing more, I think if you could change your electrical plugs to a darker colour to match your splash back as the white makes them stand out too much. Just a thought .
February 3, 2013 at 7:50PM     
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apennameandthata
Hey, looks like a pic from a magazine. The brown adds some warmth. You might want to have some woven natural materials in the kitchen. Perhaps a coir/sisal mat. But they stain easily.
February 4, 2013 at 3:23AM   
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macrae22
@bumbles12 - I was thinking of getting brushed aluminium switched and sockets.
February 4, 2013 at 12:00PM   
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bumbles12
That sounds nice. They could look very classy, because u have stainless stain appliances in that area.
February 4, 2013 at 1:58PM   
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