We are renovating our house. The kitchen is directly open to the dining room and visible from the living room. The kitchen is U-shaped and will have frameless natural maple cabinets with rosewood stained trim at the top and bottom of the uppers and a "prairie style" geometric inlay on the upper doors (not yet completed) and a rosewood toekick. The dining room furniture is Danish modern rosewood. The flooring throughout the kitchen, dining, living area is red oak-yet to be finished. All trim is natural maple. Living room furnishings will be earthen colored (brown, burgundy, beige, cream with some black,grey highlights). Our challenges are the following:
1. Find granite for the kitchen counter which is simple, yet interesting, without too much movement, light rather than dark, but warm. We want the focus to be on the kitchen as a whole and not on the counters.
2. Decide what shade/stain the red oak floor should have.
3. Find a better cream wall color. We selected Pittsburgh Paint Oatmeal and now that the first coat is on the walls, my husband thinks it has a slightly green tint. I assume we need to find another cream color which is more in the brown or grey color family.