I have a small kitchen that has two walls with pictures that have bright blue, some bright yellow, and a little bright green in them. I have a dark green counter, not too much of a counter and a light green and white back splash. I have a window and then white cabinets. I have a white round table with black chairs and a black and silver ceiling fan. My floor is white with some black and gray in it. Any suggestions on a new paint color for my walls would be greatly appreciated!
By Glenda from Philadelphia, PA
If the room is small, I would suggest using a matching green to the splash. You have a lot of color for a small room. A black and bright green border around the ceiling would coordinate and tie things together. A large amount of one color might make the room seem larger.
I have a black granite countertop with birch color cabinets and a tan ceramic floor. What paint wall color should I consider to bring the kitchen together?
By Carol Q.
I have maple cabinets and floors with a grey tile countertop and we went with a heavy green. I love having green in the kitchen because it is an uplifting color. I would recommend it highly, looks great with my black dinette set in the eat in area as well. Get some samples, or find a color in a magazine or some piece you love and have it copied. I would stay away from red or yellow in the kitchen because it promotes hunger. That's why all those fast food restaurants use those colors.
What color should I paint my kitchen? I have white tile with red tile trim, white cabinets and appliances. the countertop is terra cotta speckled with red.
I love the look of red in a kitchen! Since the red you have now is only used as a slight accent color, you could go the whole nine yards and stick with the red [brick red not fire engine] for two of the walls that abut each. Leave the other two walls white. Avoid painting opposing walls red, as the kitchen would then resemble a checkerboard. Another charming idea, if you are into the "country" look, would be paint in a fairly dark blue - stay away from anything pale [such as sky blue], as your kitchen will end up looking like a bathroom. Hope this gives you two ideas to work with!
I have a fairly large kitchen with lots of golden oak cabinets. My flooring is one year old and is brown and beige. It is linoleum, but has the look of ceramic tiles. My appliances are stainless steel. I am looking for suggestions for countertop and backsplash colors, as well as, paint colors.
By Michelle F.
Brown with gold counter top and chocolate walls.
I have canyon black counters, dark cabinets, and white appliances. What color should I paint my walls?
Dark colored walls would be too uninviting since the counters are already dark. You could use a light brown or any light color. Personally I would choose an off white. With white, you can put up a nice paper boarder that has some color matches with your dark counters. For example, a boarder of ducks with a dark background. Hope this helps. God bless.
I have all white kitchen appliances, white cabinets, beige and white ceramic tile floors, and a green hutch. I have no idea what color to paint my kitchen walls. Please help. My kitchen is open to our living area which has light coffee colored walls with blue accents in furnishings.
You could use a green to pick up the hutch, or you could go with a beige to go with the floor and the light coffee colour in the LR, and then use pot holders and canisters, etc, in complimentary colours to accent.
I need advise on a wall paint color for my kitchen. I have mocha glazed maple cabinets, black Galaxy granite counter tops, and a beige porcelain floor.
By Linda from Leonia, NJ
I painted my kitchen a deep brick red and I love it!
I have a long kitchen, galley style. The sink, dishwasher, stove, and microwave are on one side and the laundry closet and refrigerator are on the opposite wall. The ceilings are 8 feet. The cabinets are natural oak and the counters are black and dark blue fleck. The floor is vinyl and has dark blue, grays, tans flecks in the pattern.
The dinning room is attached, well it's really an eat in, I guess. There is no dividing wall for the space, it's open to the kitchen. Right now the kitchen is a blue/white, more blue than a cool white, but not much, called Day spa. We are thinking of making the kitchen a chocolate, mocha brown. I am trying to decide it that is a good idea. We are thinking warm, inviting, etc., but we don't want it to feel small either.
Brown and blue are complimentary colors, but you don't want to go dark as it sounds like you have enough of that.
I would go with a muted blue. If you like denim, for instance, you can take some samples of blues you like, then go to HDepot or Lowes and do a computerized look in the paint department. It's fun and you get to see a room done with your colors before they become your colors.
I hope this helps. PBP
I have a medium-dark stained kitchen cabinets, black marble countertop, and stainless steel and black appliances. The kitchen is about 14 feet long x 5 foot wide (very narrow) with moderate light. Any suggestions for the color? (Can anybody suggest a particular color name and brand?) Thanks!
By Anna from Johnstown, PA
I have white cupboards with navy counter top. What colour should I paint the walls?
A pale yellow would go well with navy and brighten up your kitchen. Bright white to match the cabinets would also brighten everything up and keep your kitchen from looking too busy.
My kitchen cupboards are stained cabernet (dark reddish stain), my counter tops are black, my window drapes are navy blue, and the flooring is off white with flecks and swirls of beigey tan going thru. My question is what color would you paint the walls?
By Ann from Saskatchewan, Canada
I would try to match the tan color swirled in your floor then accent it with Navy trim to tie in the curtains. To tie in the counters and cupboards, hang some coordinating picture frames with pictures of fruits and vegatables in them or some other "kitchen" item you like. Hope this helps!
I have lighter, but not light, blue-grey kitchen ceramic floor tiles. They are reasonably attractive, but difficult to match a wall colour to without changing the newish medium warm wood stain on the cupboards. My house is 110 years old, with 9.5 foot ceilings and wainscoting in that kitchen. Any suggestions?
Nothing the matter with white. Goes with everything.
I have brown and mauve, granite counter tops, maple cabinets, black appliances, and hardwood floors. What color should I paint the walls?
By Clem from Amherst, VA
I had to really think about the colours you already have in your kitchen. Have you thought about painting the walls a cream shade that compliments the brown in the counter, and the hardwood floor?
See if you can get sample tins in several shades of cream, and paint a 3'x4' rectangle in each of the shades of cream; prop the rectangles on the counter leaning against the area you would paint, and you should be able to get a good idea of which shade will look best in your kitchen with those colours.
Then move the rectangle to the floor to ceiling wall area, and see how that looks. Make sure to lean the rectangle long way so you get more coverage for a better idea of how the shade will look on your wall next to the floor/appliances/cabinetry.
The one colour I wouldn't paint the walls is mauve. That really is more of an accent colour and painting an entire wall or backsplash area even is just too much mauve.
I have hickory cabinets, my appliances are black, the floor is light maple, and the counter top is green (dark). Above a 5 burner cook top (black) there is a tile wall with black fan and light over it.
The kitchen is a galley kitchen with a window at one end and a stainless sink below the window. At the other end is a large pass thru opening into living room and den.
Any ideas what to paint walls to brighten up kitchen?
Have you seen the Sherwin Williams 'Chip It'? It is an easy web app that you use to find paint colors you like. Simply find the colors in a picture that you like and roll over the picture with the chip it app and it breaks it all down into colors.
To find pictures, I do an image search for 'fat quarters" that is chunks of material set in coordinating colors. Or do a search for 'galley kitchen design" and 'hickory" and use the chip it app for color suggestions. It really makes color choices easy. Just a suggestion.
What color should I paint my kitchen? I have black and gray granite countertops. A white and gray floor, black appliances, and light wood cabinets?
Nice list, Cryan! Looking at the list, it's plain to see that the accent colours best suited for this kitchen would be red and green to go with the black, grey, white, and blond wood:) Every kitchen hopes to create harmony through the cooking, which as every cook knows, takes energy:)
My kitchen has a beautiful dark blue counter top and oak cupboards. The ceramic tile floor has greyish tones with a tan grout. I would like to repaint the walls. Any suggestions? I have a window above sink and one in door.
By Jo-Ann from Ontario, Canada
To play up the counter color, I would suggest a true light yellow. Pick up the blue and yellow in curtains. I saw some beautiful one that were made of quilting material sewn in squares. The light coming through the blue and yellow was so cheerful.
You could also use the tan as you already have four colors - blue, tan, oak, gray. It would look best is you used tints (color plus white) or shades (color plus black) of colors you already have. Perhaps curtains the colors of the cabinets or a light tan with ribbon the same or nearly the same as the counters. Hope this helps.
Please help with kitchen colour for walls. The units are white. There's currently a kind of pale yellow on the walls and it's very cold. I need something to warm the place up a bit. I am hoping you can help me and many thanks.
I think white units might look best with a dark yellow or maybe even a brown. It depends on the color of you're cabinets.
We recently installed a new kitchen with red/burgundy top cabinets, cream bottom cabinets, and a black granite work top. What colour would you recommend for the walls?
What a lovely colour combination! I'd go for a cream on the walls to match the bottom cabinets, and I think I'd probably use a green for accent pops. Post a picture for us. I'd love to see what you end up with it.
What color can I paint my walls in the kitchen so as to not draw attention to the outdated green laminate flooring? It has white painted cabinets.
By Shannon B.
I would go with a beige color with warm fall colors.
I have a U shaped, dated kitchen with almond colored cupboards and imitation butcher block counters. I do not get a lot of natural light in it as it does not have a direct window to the outside, but a pass through to another room. What would be a good color to paint the walls?
By HA from Sebring, FL
I have white kitchen cabinets with blue counter tops. What colour do I paint the walls? It is currently very drab.
Some shade of yellow will brighten up the kitchen. You might also find a tan that might work. What color is the floor? You already have two colors: white and blue which are rather cool so you need a warm color. Light orange might be an answer or even some variation of red. Get the sample chips from the paint store and set them around to look at for several days and at different times of the day and under different lighting. This should be lots of fun because there are many colors you can use.
I have maple cabinets, a brushed, flat black granite counter, walnut floors, and lots of windows. What color should I use for the walls?
Any color works with the neutral colors that you mentioned.
I just bought a 1956 slab ranch. The kitchen has new white cabinets, a black marble countertop, and a burnt orange ceramic tile backsplash.
I am at a loss for paint colors as the kitchen flows into the dining room which flows into the living room. I'm really not into the orange color scheme. I like light and bright, kind of a cottage feel. Any suggestions?
By Bobbi C.
I love a pale yellow kitchen. I think you should be able to find one that doesn't clash with the orange and I personally like yellow against a black counter.
I have a decrepit (1850) farm house. In my 18x18 kitchen I have a black and white checkerboard floor, bead board walls, and wood cabinets. I painted the cabinets a very pale yellow. The counter top needs to be replaced, I can only afford the pressed wood counter tops they have at Lowe's.
I need some help with what color to paint my kitchen walls and what to put on the floor. I have honey pine kitchen cabinets, tans and dark brown Formica countertop, antique brass knobs on cabinets and light fixtures. My curtains are a see thru tan.
My kitchen cabinets and appliances are white, countertops are maroon, and I have laminate Bershire cherry flooring. What color do I paint my kitchen?
A deep gold would look very pretty and warm.
My kitchen is ugly and it needs something. My cupboards are white, my wall is yellow, my appliances don't match (the fridge is white, oven is black and cream). The counters are whitish and my flooring is old, white and gray linoleum. Please help me. Anything will be better then what I have going on. I just want a better paint job on the walls and cupboards.
By Shantell R.
First, you need fewer colors, and paint and throw rugs are the most inexpensive ways. I would suggest using the cream color of the stove as your main color as refrigerators can be painted. A warm dark gray for the cupboards will give a contrast to the counters and a richer cream for the walls will reduce the number of colors. A throw rug or two could be used on the floor and add more unity to the room. I hope this helps as this was a challenge to come up with a suggestion. Good luck.
What color should I paint my kitchen walls? We have a dark blue/gray counter top and light wood cabinets and flooring.
By Stephanie G.
I would go with a light pewter color. I don't know what color your appliances are and this will make a difference. Are they stainless steel? If so, pewter would be nice. If your appliances are white, I would go with a light blue/grey color in the same hue as the counter top only go with the lightest shade. I am thinking kind of a "stone crab" color....light. This shade of blue will coordinate with your cabinets and give your kitchen a designer feel. Send me a photo when your project is complete. I would love that?
I am having a terrible time figuring out what color to paint our kitchen. It is a 100% remodel for us. I had thought I wanted to use yellow, but can't find one that works and at this point don't even know if that is the right choice to begin with.
We need help choosing a paint color for our kitchen. We do not want to remodel right now, just want to spruce it up with some paint. We removed the existing wallpaper. We have almond countertops and refrigerator. We have a black stove. The cabinets are maple. Please help.
By Diane G.
I agree with Redhat. You could choose about any color and it would look good because you have all neutrals. If you are just painting to spruce up, maybe you would like to go with a bolder color. I like a teal blue with both almond and black. Or you could go red. You really have a lot of choices. You didn't say what your floor is so that might make a difference too.
My countertops are granite with black, taupe, and rust specks, the appliances are stainless steel and black, and my cabinets are red mahogany. What color should I paint my walls?
By Debbie C.
Try the color "cream in my coffee" it should look lovely. The paint name belongs to Sherman Williams - but you could get a paint chip and have it mixed by the paint brand of your choice. Hope you like this choice. We love it!
I have a long and narrow kitchen with just one window so it doesn't get much light. I need suggestions for a new paint color for my walls. I do not wish to change the maple color of the cabinets, I just want to add some color and light to the room.
By Ana P from Albany, NY
The picture is fantastic because it shows what us you have to work with. Looking at the pic I'd say if you use the wrong colours you'll end up with a tunnel that is unpleasant to look at and work in.
If that were my kitchen I think I would go with a white or very pale cream colour (homey, warm, makes people think happy thoughts about food:) on the walls and backsplash, install a shelf across the space between the two wall units over the cooker and use the shelf to display flea market finds in bright colours-I love the 'pop' those orange placemats give the dining area, for example. If there is a similar pair of wall units on the other side, I would install another shelf there as well.
I would use a window shade or blinds under a sheer curtain, with a bright valance and maybe a swag (depends on how narrow the room is, a swag might make it seem even more narrow) to give the same sort of pop across the window. Doing that would give interest and colour without darkening the light from the window.
I like the suggestion to visually divide the working kitchen from the dining area with a frame and different paint-that wall next to the table looks huge and could do with something. But remember to use a shade only slightly darker than the shade you end up using in the working kitchen area if you decide to use the division suggestion. Too startling a difference will make people uncomfortable. Lol, there is a whole psychology to kitchen and dining room paint!
If you decide to keep it all one colour, you can use groupings of family photos, nature scenes, or maybe wall art in a kitchen-dining theme to keep the room unified but break up some of that expanse.
My kitchen has dark oak cabinets (kinda orangy), a dark green countertop, and a light gray floor. I can't seem to find a color for the that would go with this combination. Any suggestions?
Apricot and peach shades spring to mind.
I have white cabinets and royal blueish countertops. I also have a black stove and refrigerator. I want to change my kitchen from white walls, but do not want anything too dark. I kind of was leaning to light gray, but am not sure. I have a peanut-goldish color with burgundy in my dining room, which is adjacent to the kitchen. I have an open floor plan, so I don't want it to look like one room, but also don't want it to look like a bunch of crazy colors either. Any ideas?
The RIGHT shade of grey would/could work, but I would also look for a wallpaper (they come in ALL styles and patterns that possibly has a white or grey background, but includes all your colors. Just keep the ones that match your blue and black in kitchen dominant in the pattern. I also find that there are awesome borders that can add so much to a kitchen without doing a major change. They also come in an incredible amount of different styles and designs, lots more than fruit or flowers.
Please help. I recently bought a condo. The kitchen is very small, but very nice. The cabinets are mahogany and the counter top is green granite, a beautiful light green with dark green waves of color and some rust or brown spots in it.
What color or different type of painting should I paint my kitchen? My kitchen cabinets are light oak, counter tops are blue speckled, appliances are stainless, and the floor is ceramic gray with hints of light beige. The ceilings are pine as well as the wall by the refrigerator.
By Susan S from Rockwood, PA
If you use a lighter shade than one of the colors in the floor, you will make the room appear larger. The other choice that would accomplish this would be to paint the walls slightly lighter than the cabinets to make it appear as all one. I'd like to see you paint the ceiling a lighter color. White that has 50% of your wall color added to it.
My kitchen cupboards are dusty rose, what color should I paint my walls? My dinette set is oak wood.
In the 80's Dusty Rose and Muted Blue, like denim, were all the rage. Not so much anymore. If you like that combo, by all means keep it going.
I want to paint my kitchen walls that are currently white. The white shows all the cooking grease and my son's finger tips on the ceiling from him jumping up in the air and touching the ceiling. My cabinets are a oak wood, I also don't know if the paint should be flat or semi-gloss. Please help.
By Delicia from Chicago, IL
Red wallpaper is nice!
We have black granite countertops, orange tile backsplash and chestnut cabinets with stainless steel handles. I want to paint our walls a sage/putty green or a light gray. Would this look OK? Thank you!
By Alex from Houston, TX
It could work, but you're adding some contrast. I would also consider a tan/cream in the same tones as the cabinets, but lighter, as long as it matches the back splash, though. That's the tricky part. Get a few samples and paint them on a poster board and live with it for a few days to see.
My cabinets are a honey pine, my countertop has brown, grey, black, a rusty color, with light tan granite edging. My backsplash is in tannish tile with some grey/black going thru some of the tiles. My floor is a nice light warm tan color of wood plank flooring.
I am building a new kitchen and I need some advice on what color to use for the walls and floor tiles. My counter top is black granite and most of my appliances are white. I like to use blue but not particular on what kind of shade.
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By Carol in PA
What color should I paint my kitchen/den area? The counters have sage green, rust, grey, and an olive/beige tone. Cabinets are a dark mahogany. Living area is connected to my kitchen, so very open floor plan. Sectional sofa is light beige color. I don't want a cave, but don't want it too light either. Please help!
Shawna from Surprise, Arizona
What would be a good color to paint my kitchen. I have oak cabinets and floor and granite counter tops with specks of browns.
Sue from Virginia
You can do so many things any more it's unreal.You can buy stencils that rub off and put them any where your little heart desires. If you are artistic there is no end to the thing's you can do. There's stenciling, different types of painting such as marbling or using sponges to make your kitchen look great with 2 or 3 color's mixed in and can be quite beautiful. Also keep in mind, they also use 3 color's instead of the 2 colors when doing any room! I have to paint my living room. I am going with beige. My kitchen will be a Gun Metal blue.
When the house was being built I did not have enough time to take off and visit Home Depot which is a great place to visit as well as Lowe's. I had so much going on at the time I had to go to the place I was told to and pick out what they needed for in the house at the time. I needed my counter top's at this particular time, since I had no idea what color I wanted in my kitchen.
I chose a counter top with a mixture of slate blue,some gray, and a wine as well as a lighter almost pink color. It sounds strange but I have quite a lot of colors for the not boring look and boy is this going to be one beautiful kitchen (I am doing a lot of praying over this). I can't wait.Do you know you can paint counter top also? Well I hope I helped even just a little if you do not paint the cupboard's then think of your favorite color but brighten it up as the kitchen needs to be a little bit brighter. (04/29/2008)
I need help picking a color to paint my kitchen. The cabinets are bleached oak, with black granite counter top. The floor is an off white marble. Any suggestions?
Merle from Broomall, PA
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I want to paint my kitchen red. I have a green floor and hunter green countertops. My cabinets are a light cream color. I am concerned my kitchen may look like Christmas. Any advice?
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By Bonnie V
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)
What color walls should I have with black appliances and wood cabinets? My adjoining living room is a peachy color which I don't like too much.
I want to paint my dining/kitchen area. The area is small with a bay window. I have oak cabinets with a vintage maple stain.
I need some help deciding what colors to paint the kitchen and dining room. Adjacent rooms are Sherwin Williams Flower Pot (a terra cotta red) and another room is in Windsor Greige (a light tan).
My kitchen has white cabinets, a light sand colored counter top, and white vinyl floor with a small blue diamond pattern. What color should I paint the walls?
I would like to remodel my kitchen. The walls are red, the countertop is a light brown, and the cabinets are a darker brown.
My home is all primitive country look. All the walls are off white. In my kitchen I have a lot of barn red color and black browns. My refrigerator is almond, my microwave is black, the coffee pot is black, the stove is almond and has black oven door.
What color should I paint my kitchen walls? I want something to go with black counter tops with white cabinets. Thanks.
I have off white ceilings and skirtings. What colour can I paint my walls? I have a kitchen with black countertops and white cupboards. The floor is light timber.
We are remodeling and I need help! I want to paint our kitchen. Now it is all dark stained wood including the wood walls. I have a country style.
I would like kitchen wall paint advice to complement white cabinets.
My kitchen has black countertops and light beige cabinets. I like orange and greens. Oh, and the floor is a medium brown wood color. I need a wall color. What would be your idea?
I have a kitchen with dark mahogany cabinets and wainscoting with a busy, cream and burgundy colored laminate. What color should I paint the walls and ceiling?