Andrea, if your heart is set on red, I'd do it, but I'd be careful what shade of red because of the looking like Christmas thing. If you lean more toward a brick red than a real true red it might be better, but you're the one who has to live with it & love it. One of my friends did her kitchen in red, like a barn red, it turned out very nice, looks really good. (08/06/2008)
By Bonnie V
If you want to avoid a "Christmas" look you may have to darken the cream colored cabinets. (08/06/2008)
Two things that I have learned from experience:
2. Go with the color that makes you happy. You are the one that has to look at it, you are the one that needs to be happy with what you've chosen. I wanted to paint a lot of my house blue, because I absolutely LOVE blue; but I got a lot of flack from lots of people. I simply told them that it was my house, and I had to look at it everyday, and it was my choice, ( but thanks for your input). So, most of the house was painted blue, and I have been happy with it.
And, for what it's worth, I painted my son's room ocean blue, sort of a dark blue-green, very pretty, but he only had 2 small windows in his room, and the room was small, and it really was too dark a color for all the other things going on in there. (Should have used a lighter shade). Happy painting! (08/06/2008)
If you choose any dark shade of paint, such as red, make sure you apply an appropriate like color primer otherwise the red will have a transparent look and you will have to apply many layers. With the right primer, you will likely only have to apply two coats of paint maximum. (08/07/2008)
I painted my kitchen a deep red (towards a burgundy shade) - I also have hunter green countertops and white cupboards. I love it. It is very rich looking - I get lots of compliments. Go for it! (08/08/2008)
I think it will look too much like Christmas as you feared. Also, it sounds way too dark for a kitchen. I personally like my kitchen to be bright and cheery! I vote no. (08/08/2008)
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