New Paint Color for Sage Kitchen

I would like to know what color would be best for a kitchen with oak cabinets. I want something new and updated. Right now I have sage green. But I am getting tired of it.

Karen from Sackville, NS

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November 21, 20070 found this helpful

I think you need something much brighter than sage. Perhaps a color that matches/complements your countertop? Get some brighter curtains and perhaps a oolorful wall border. YOu hav a a lovely kitchen to work with.

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November 21, 20070 found this helpful

Lemon yellow, coral-pink, or apricot.

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November 23, 20070 found this helpful

A medium/dark red would be lovely.

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November 23, 20070 found this helpful

Decide what 3 colors you see I see green pecan and buff go with one of those your curtain should blend not stick out maybe faux greenery placed ontop of cabinets in bunches not everywhere try groups instead of single items like your bottles. i like pictures of places i could go beach lake mountain wall pictures or a border with something pleasant

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November 27, 20070 found this helpful

I painted my kitchen a med. yellow and used sunflowers for a border. You can use a blue curtains with sunflowers on it.

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November 27, 20070 found this helpful

Hi,

I would paint the walls a deep Cranberry. My husband looked at your kitchen (he is a professional painter) and his suggestion was this color. Now is the season to buy all the little accessories you will need, because the colors are out there now.

Good luck and Happy Holidays

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November 27, 20070 found this helpful

It's funny. I have the same look. My walls are sage green, oak cabinets like yours and laminate oak flooring. However, I have a shelved garden window and brown with black granite countertops. My sink is black granite and it really makes a difference with all the dark brown and black. I do get lots of compliments. I noticed your appliances are some white and some black. You may want to make them mostly one color. My appliances are a mixture of black and stainless steel. I think you just need some really bold, colorful colors to go with the sage that will overpower the sage. I do like the sage. I have sage, burgundy and some pink in my valance above my sink. The window displays plants and knicknacks with lots of burgundy, some brown, sage and pink. You could put lots of colorful knicknacks above your cabinets--I don't have space above mine and wish I did. Your curtains could be the focal point for the colors you want to add.

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November 28, 20070 found this helpful

I would paint the walls a very deep cream or khaki and use some really rich colors in accessories and curtains for accent. (Jewel tones) Fill up the tops of your cabinets with eucolyptus, dried flowers, and beautiful branch type fillers. Throw in some pottery, old canisters/tins, and any other "casual" type accessories too. Fill it up thoroughly for a dramatic statement. Use color in your accessories instead of wall color. Then when you get tired of the look, replace them instead of having to paint. Also, cream walls would make decorating for holidays easy too.

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November 28, 20070 found this helpful

You might try Scottish Heather. It is a very subtle shade of warm pink, not overly pink though. I painted my kitchen and bedroom this shade a couple of years back, no one thought it would look good, but the color surprised everyone. It was very warm and inviting. You might surprise the folks at the paint store when asking for this color but I am sure they can mix it. I understand there are actually several shades of Scottish Heather, just depends on what you want to go with. Good luck.

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November 28, 20070 found this helpful

You might try Scottish Heather. It is a very subtle shade of warm pink, not overly pink though. I painted my kitchen and bedroom this shade a couple of years back, no one thought it would look good, but the color surprised everyone. It was very warm and inviting. You might surprise the folks at the paint store when asking for this color but I am sure they can mix it. I understand there are actually several shades of Scottish Heather, just depends on what you want to go with. Good luck.

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November 29, 20070 found this helpful

A friend gave me their BRIGHT RED ENAMELED COOKWARE AND COFFEE MAKER, surprisingly motivating me to pull all red things into the kitchen, especially at Christmas now, adding a colorful stained glass plate-sized sun catcher over the sink where I have a large mirror because of no window. I also placed a hand painted CANVASS floor rug that ties it all together, along with a silk mini-rose bush in a black garden cart. I plan to put out red oil in my glass lamps near the kitchen. I added a hand towel with stripes of the primary colors. Although my kitchen was beyond dull, and my motivation gone for lack of funds, it was a JOY and a definite surprise to be so pleased with RED things.

I like your wall colors, think you would enjoy some Accent

COLOR such as I have received/used, then add one nice rectangular garage sale framed print next to your window, and I agree that a nice artificial Greenery in a sturdy basket on top of your cabinets would be nice. A good thing about the accent colors rather than wall color change is that you are MUCH more versatile with choices for yet another change with the seasons. Like me, if you will clear your counter tops of all but one appliance or item, adding just the accent colored items and a single decorative pot with plant, you should feel just as happy as I do, with hopes of still more choices in the future as you are inspired. I'd live with the tomato reds throughout the winter, then perhaps alternate with cantaloupe or grape colors in the Spring/Summer? Good luck and God bless and help you. : )

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December 3, 20070 found this helpful

Try pulling one of the colors from your cabinetry. There may be a yellow shade in there you can use. In the photo, your kitchen looks drab like it needs life. I am wondering if you could merely use bright accents around the room as someone else has mentioned. Maybe its not the paint color at all. I'm not sure. Some decorators say every room needs a little black. Others say every room needs a little red. I think yours might need a little of each. What do you think? Have fun

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January 30, 20080 found this helpful

Sage is back in town again so I would use white ceramics under the cabinets for a backsplash or glass squares in a bright color that accent your counter top as I can't see the color (looks pinky or rusty?). If you really don't like the sage use a shade of white. If using white walls glass tile the brighter the better remember coordinate with counter top Tiles should frame the window at the bottom and under the other cabinet also under counter lighting would add the finished look.

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November 17, 20080 found this helpful

I like the sage green. I would pull in a shade darker green somewhere in the room; possible one solid wall if you have it. I would use accents of deep red and make curtains of red Toile print. A rooster with those colors would add that French touch to your kitchen.

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