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SOS! need help with kitchen wall paint color and tile backsplash

agedportDecember 25, 2012
I want to introduce some warmth and/or color in my kitchen.The cabinets are Benjamin Moore white dove, light maple floor, countertops are San Gabriel granite, island is white Nepal granite (grey and off white). Please ignore the paint samples on the wall. I was experimenting with bold colors, but chickened out! The kitchen opens into an octagonal eating area, so I will need a paint color for that too.... thanks!
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josiedolly
I also have white cabinets. My paint color is a shade or 2 lighter than Behr Golden Leaf. It would match your floor great. Then I would accent in black and red. I stenciled black diamonds and it looks fantastic. I have burgandy walls in the living room that match one of your paint spots on your wall. It all works!
    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 1:42PM
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agedport
Thanks Josie! Do you have a picture you could share? We are using Benjamin Moore paint and I would like to try to find the color in Benjamin Moore. Also, I am a very visual person and can't picture anything unless I see it. Thanks again for responding!
    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 1:53PM
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josiedolly
Here are our wall colors. I am not finished stenciling. The diamonds are between the fluer de lis. I might even put the golden color on the bottom of your island.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 2:17PM
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MAlps
Baeutiful kitchen! I love it! I would either do a pretty light blue-not too light or to go a little more old fashion and add red and stainless for appliances. If you choose to go with light blue, lucite dinette chairs around a square table with 2 chairs on each side is STUNNING! Putting fresh orchid plants around the counters will give it a bit more of mod look! I'm thinking of my friend designer kitchen that was just redone! Also white...
1 Like    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 2:37PM
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houssaon
Here is one space with a terracotta red:
Color & Personality · More Info
and
Color & Personality · More Info
. Notice the subway tile backsplash. And here is one with a true red:
Broderick Kitchen · More Info
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Green is soothing in this kitchen with Dove White on the cabinets and Rosemary Sprig #2144-20 by Benjamin Moore:
Plymouth Residence · More Info
and
Plymouth Residence · More Info
. Again, white tiles.

For a blue kitchen, this is lovely:
Marylhurst Kitchen · More Info
. Looks like marble tiles.
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 2:46PM
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karislawson
I say take out the granite island and replace it with something more homey or modern. Also paint your walls a peach color. And put in some nice lighting.
    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 3:05PM
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MAlps
@houssaon: nice pics but i meant a softer light blue, much palet
    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 3:28PM
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houssaon
Here are some colors to think about:
Wedgewood Gray HC-146 by Benjamin Moore · More Info
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Woodlawn Blue HC-147 by Benjamin Moore · More Info
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Van Courtland Blue Paint · More Info
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Templeton Gray 161 by Benjamin Moore · More Info
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Benjamin Moore Saybrook Sage Paint · More Info
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Barefoot in the Grass CSP-840 Paint · More Info
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Benjamin Moore Brick Red 2084-10 Ben Paint · More Info
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Tea Paint · More Info
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tandoori CSP-1105 · More Info
-, and
Benjamin Moore Storm · More Info
- (I have this in my dining room and love it).
1 Like    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 4:03PM
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Amy Canary
My suggestion is to consider white carrara subway tile for backsplash and a gray with blue undertones for walls such as Ben Moore whitestone 2134-60. Keep it light and classic. Your kitchen is beautiful!
3 Likes    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 5:19PM
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clyon
For warmth, I like the terracotta red or the Rosemary Sprig in Houssaon's photos. Love your Shaker cabinets - looks like you are on your way to a beautiful kitchen! Good luck.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 5:24PM
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jeepgurl
I agree with Amy! Keep it simple and timeless. I would do the carrara subway tile for backsplash and maybe paint the island a grey color, or leave the island white. I would paint the walls a pale pale grey like Behrs Silver Drop. You can always add pops of color with accesories. Your kitchen is lovely!!
1 Like    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 5:32PM
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agedport
Thank you all so much for your responses. Thus is my first time posting on this site and I am so appreciative of the time you all took to respond. Lots to think about.....thanks again!
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 8:36AM
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collettec
I would consider painting the island base wood black.
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 9:04AM
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lionnessone
Backsplash?
Complete your job before choosing a paint colour.
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 9:14AM
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collettec
I would add a glass tile backsplash in a solid color that you like, maybe something like a green - but could be any color.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 9:32AM
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