To the lady with the bleached oak cabinets, and the black granite counter top, with the off white floor. If you are the traditional type, I would go with a light teal colored wall.
I also think a light peach would blend well. Change your lighting and the whole room will look different when you paint.
Also, have you thought of a theme to go with your color? I have a love for the Italian theme, and that goes well with the earth tones, and red. Look at theme for your pictures and things you will be using, then decide on a color. (07/30/2008)
Almost any pastel color would look lovely but leave the ceiling white :-) Hint: What is your favorite color and what is your color scheme in adjacent rooms? ;-) (07/30/2008)
I too have bleached oak cabinets and a small amount of wall above and on top and around them. I painted my kitchen walls cobalt blue and I love it! It really accented the light oak cabinets and made a big difference. My family thought I was crazy but they love it now! (07/30/2008)
We recently remodeled our kitchen. We painted the walls above the chair rail with a color called "haystack". Always paint your ceiling a color one to two shades lighter than the wall. (07/30/2008)
What I would do is use a dark color paint anything light will still look washed out and sterile, lol. I think you should go to a paint store and pick out a few paint chips of dark colors you like and bring them home and put them against the cabinets to see which colors you like better. If it were me, I would go with a deep rose color. (07/30/2008)
My mom and I say a rust color. (07/31/2008)
By Lisa, from Pa.
Have you thought about changing your lighting? Many couples update their cabinets but don't consider their lighting. This style is so 70's. Gives you the light but that is about it. I know I sound awful but believe me, update that light, there are many styles out there. The bulbs this light uses are energy saving but there are others out there that will accent your new cabinets, plus add money to the bottom line when reselling. I really don't like dark colors in kitchens but that is my feelings. Everyone had their own ideas. Make sure that if this is an open space that the colors should flow. Like myself with the lighting. Take your picture to Home Depot if you have one near by. They can help you with lighting and color. Show them pictures you have found in magazines. Lowe's sell many design magazines where I live. You have beautiful cabinets. Sincerely, Judith Walker (08/01/2008)
By Judith Walker
Get LOTS of paint samples from wherever you will buy your paint and tape them to the walls. As the days go by you will begin to eliminate some you thought you would love, and see others in a whole new way. I did this and after about two weeks I knew exactly what I wanted AS WELL as what would look good in my space. (08/01/2008)
By Lynn Beth
With bleach oak counters and black granite counters, and off white marble the answer would seem simple to me. White and black are always considered elegant colors. The bleach oak cabinets blend well enough with the white marble floors. By using a medium gray for the walls you are accenting the black and blending in everything. You may wish to include some type of black hardware for the cabinet handle and hinges to add another little touch of class. Also look for picture frame you can use for wall decor to put black and white prints in. The back and white prints can have a touch ot a bright color such as red, orange, etc. This is a real contemporay style (08/02/2008)
By Teri M.
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