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Need help with kitchen cabinets and art.

missbJanuary 3, 2013
We are getting ready to paint our great room. Do you think I need to paint my kitchen island a coordinating color? Our kitchen is very dark. The paint color is Benjamin Moore Papaya. And what sort of art or decor should I place in the triangle area above the window? Thank you! ( Sorry for the one blind...I was taking them down)
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You painted the kitchen cabinets & used BM's Papaya? Very interesting! The cabinets look stained. Great job.

The cabinets look so beautiful to me, I would only paint the part of the island that shows in the family room (see photo).
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Other ideas that might brighten kitchen: under cabinet lights, buy foam board and cut to fit the back of glass cabinets. Paint foam board the same as wall. Some day have windows cut for triangle (photo)
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A large semi-circular piece above the window would look nice. Plastic painted black to look like wrought iron? Wood? Painted folk art?
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1 Like    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 7:42PM
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Thank you for the input olldj22. I did noy paint the island Benjamin Moore papaya. The walls get painted in two weeks. I do have under the cabinet lights and maybe I will try the inside of the glass cabinets with the same. Thank you again!
    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 5:03AM
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I don't think the island necessarily needs painted; I would try having the barstools reupholstered in a fabric that doesn't blend in with the island like the current one is. A pattern would be nice. As for art- I think a long narrow vintage sign would look great if you can find one (an old Groceries sign or something), or something over scale and round.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 5:53AM
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I would not touch your beautiful cabinets, and I would keep the triangle above the sink undecorated. Sometimes less is more. If part of your island is painted papaya (is that the situation? I can't tell from the photo), I would repaint only the painted section a more neutral color that will blend with your great room, possibly off white or the color of your backsplash.
    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 5:58AM
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What a gorgeous kitchen! I agree with feeny, and maybe paint to blend with the backsplash more. The only other thing, if I'm seeing it correctly, you have a fan over the kitchen? I would put in a gorgeous chandelier that hung much lower, about to the top of your window. This is really so beautiful.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 6:10AM
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Hi, everyone! cywish, feeny,creeser. Thank you for your comments. The cabinets are still this color. I haven't painted them. The wall color will be benjamin moore papaya. Asking if the isalnd would look better painted another color? I will try to change out the fabric on the stools. I did consider putting a different granite down on the island, but the estimate was worth a car for my son. lol. I will look for some diffent fabic. Thanks again!
    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 7:32AM
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