What should I do with my kitchen? We are getting all black appliances and I want to paint the cabinets white. Is that a good idea? What about the walls? The floor is white tile. And we are getting black countertops. Please help.
By Casey4910 from Knoxville, TN
What about the color terracotta?
I have white cabinets, white walls, gray tile with terracotta lines through it and granite on my countertops is black with flecks of black, silver, terracotta, and white.
I don't have a lot of wall space because our house is so old, but I decorated using my accent color of terracotta. My kitchen also attached to my den and I did the same thing there. I just think it's a warm color. I have white appliances and I think gray and white are depressing. That's why I chose a color out of my granite to warm it up a bit.
Are your countertops completely solid black? Or do they have flecks of other colors in them? You could pick out one of those flecks as a color and build your color scheme from there.
You could paint your cabinets a warm terracotta (like the pot of a potted plant) and maybe make your walls a warm, deep yellow. Like Italian countryside colors. You could accent with burgundy.
Are you planning on keeping one color as a constant throughout your home? I'm doing the terracotta through my whole home as an accent color because I read that it makes a home look larger and our house is pretty small.
You might take your dominant color and use it in your kitchen as well as through your home. My main bathroom is in slate, with many colors running through it, but mostly in the terracotta and gold family. I'm choosing "paprika" colored towels and rugs, plants with leaves the colors of fall and some gold accents like picture frames. I'm also picking up the black, which I think is a neutral, and putting up decorative shelves.
I'd bring in some green too like in the form of plants. My mother says green goes with any color because flowers come in every color. I also think plants warm a room up. I don't use real plants because I just have a black thumb, but silk is great.
Hope this helps and best of luck. Your kitchen sounds beautiful and you really have a blank slate working with black and white, you know.
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