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Color for kitchen and family room
farrae
January 3, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have black granite and oak cabinets in the kitchen. I really like the stainless backsplash and would like to install it. The kitchen also has black appliances. I am looking for a color that I can paint the kitchen and eat in area but also have a second color that I can paint the connected family room. In the family room there is a brick fireplace. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks and happy new year!
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Timeless Appeal
Yellow toned oak cabinets are over. I would have gotten stainless appliances instead of black (too much black), but this is what you have, so I would recommend you paint the cabinets a dove grey. Use stainless hardware to match the backsplash. Paint the walls a darker shad of grey and use either a white or off white color for trip. Possibly you can paint the ceiling a lighter shade of the walls. I find wrapping the room in color gives a nice warm feeling. Here's the genius...grey is a neutral color so you can accent with a million different colors that would work! Good luck....but really, do the cabinets. Look at (google) Sara Richardson's work online. She paints the cabinets in many of her kitchen designs.
0 Likes   January 3, 2013 at 1:34PM
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farrae
Thanks. Great suggestion!
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14thstreet
Here's a before/after that comes to mind when reading your post....
http://www.houzz.com/discussions/289049/Kitchen-Before-and-After-Photos
0 Likes   January 3, 2013 at 1:51PM
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anitajoyce
Can you post pictures of both rooms for a better view of both spaces?
0 Likes   January 3, 2013 at 1:57PM
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farrae
Here are the pictures of the kitchen and family room. They are connected. I recently painted the ceilings and prepped the walls for painting.
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farrae
Thanks 14thstreet. I am going to look into painting the cabinets. It made such a difference in the before and after pix
0 Likes   January 3, 2013 at 4:11PM
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anitajoyce
Since both rooms ard connected, you could paint both rooms in a nice beige or tan color that is in the brick fireplace.This will give your rooms a nice flow of color. I love the colors in your kitchen and dining room rugs also.
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farrae
Thanks for the feedback!
0 Likes   January 4, 2013 at 4:51PM
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wmpj
If you don't mind something darker, you could go with Benjamin Moore's Dry Sage. It's similar to the shade of green that is in the kitchen rug.
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farrae
I don't mind darker. I will check out the color. Also since I do like the colors in the rug I will see what other colors could be pulled in. Thanks so much for the suggestion. I am fairly new at decorating. My mom use to be the decorating genius but unfortunately she is no longer with us. Thanks so much for the suggestion.
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