Kitchen Wall Color Advice With Black And Cherrywood

What wall colors can be used for black counters, floors and cherrywood cabinets?

Fran

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July 25, 20070 found this helpful

I would play off the color of the cherry wood cabinets perhaps (if they are that very dark almost- pinkish woody tone) and maybe warm the room up just a little bit with a slightly warm beige. You could also do an eggshell white and add a couple drops of red or raspberry paint to it so that as the day progresses you see just a faint hint of color playing off the cabinets as the lighting changes with the sun, indoor lighting needs, etc. A border of wallpaper, ceramic tiles, or one wall an accentuating, bold dark color like raspberry might work well. Burgundy all over may work, but it may get an overpoweringly dark and macabre feel to it. You could have a light mauve on all the walls and a darker mauve, and light and dark gray stripes go around the room as a border (varying widths, the whole thing not being wider than 6-8 inches). You may opt to go with a light-to-mid gray on all the walls (maybe have a painted border with grays and black or mauves and berries, grays and black) and have a modern decor of brushed steel or other metal accents on drawer pulls, light fixtures, doorknobs, and such. I think that would be the most impactful, would give the pairings of black and cherry some purpose, and would just look very unique and modern-industrial almost. Keep things simple with good use of space and no clutter. Use clean lines in furniture and make sure that they have performance and function and are the same wood or black like black lacquer. The metal might be an interesting accent here and there. Store things out of sight. Use things that are clever and have a dual-purpose because this room will be meant to be entertained in and shown off. You can go as formal as you like as long as it's clean and not a hodge-podge of colors and styles. Stick with brushed silver or gold if you prefer and it will not go wrong and will match if you pay attention. You can't go wrong! Just make sure you live with the paint samples on the wall(s) for at least a day so you can see how they change with the lighting, and if it is custom color, see how small a container you can get and cover a large enough area you can really see it. Think about what accessories you may already have to decorate with that may work, and what clashes with what you are trying to do. What feeling do you want people to have and what are you going to primarily be using the room for? Will that color look good with yours (and most people's) skin tone? While wearing a black shirt, hold the paint chips one at a time up to your neck and look in a handheld mirror in that room when you have no makeup on. Go with the one you FEEL the best about, because that will help you FEEL better being in that room an is likely the most flattering color on you. (Can you tell that I'm a Certified Beauty Advisor with Avon?) I hope I helped.

Please let me know how it went and if I helped at all!

Kelly W. from Kalamazoo

beautydirect2u@hotmail.com

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July 29, 20070 found this helpful

A green color. Most likely a grey-green, to offset the sharpness of the red and black, and keep the space looking fairly light and airy. I was actually going to do something similar for my kitchen.

Looks good with stainless steel

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Get yourself a good color wheel, or look at a painting color theory website.

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This is your call, favorite color. Most any blue, green, taupe, cantalope, or that exotic "egg plant". If the room is tiny or small , use the lightest shade of whatever you choose. If medium in size, you can paint a feature wall a darker shade, the other walls the lighter shade. If a dark room, lighter is better. If plenty of light, you can use ANY med. to dark color.

If a kitchen, you can use ANY medium bright color and get away with it, just not pastel colors because of the black. Remember that paint is not permanent, and is forgiving if you don't like it. I'd avoid lavender, yellow, golds, red and orange tones.

One of the prettiest kitchens I've seen was done in

Tiffany blue, but you need to match other things with it, such as a colored glass vase or glassware.

Good luck and God bless and help you. : )

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