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Kitchen Paint Color Advice

It can be difficult to select the right paint colors for your kitchen. You need to consider the colors of items such as appliances, countertops, and floors when picking paint colors. This page contains kitchen paint color advice.
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August 9, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about adding color to my kitchen walls. A new paint job can modernize and brighten up your kitchen.

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Choosing a wall color to complement your kitchen, cabinets, appliances, and floor can help bring the whole room together. This is a guide about paint color advice for a white and gray kitchen.

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February 10, 20170 found this helpful

The finish on your kitchen cabinets plays a role in the choice of wall paint colors. This is a guide about paint color advice for a kitchen with oak cabinets.

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February 5, 20170 found this helpful

Choosing a wall paint color to complement your cabinets is an important part of developing your kitchen color scheme. This is a guide about painting a kitchen with orange cupboards.

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August 26, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about "What color should I paint my kitchen walls?". Choosing the best color for your kitchen walls can make or break the overall room color scheme.

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June 24, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about kitchen paint color advice for dark green counter tops. Choosing a paint color to complement dark green kitchen counter tops can be difficult.

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December 14, 20150 found this helpful

This is a guide about kitchen paint advice with cherry cabinets. Choosing the right wall paint color with dark wood cabinets can make a big difference in the look of your kitchen.

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April 8, 20132 found this helpful

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.

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April 10, 20130 found this helpful
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I am with the previous poster. My cabinets are maple and the counter tops black granite and the floor beige also. I plan on painting the wall where the dinette set is in red and also above the cabinets. Then I will paint the rest of the room in a honey gold. This ties in with a rug we have in the living room which are all open to each other.

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April 10, 20130 found this helpful
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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.

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March 25, 2011

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!

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By Glenda from Philadelphia, PA

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March 28, 20110 found this helpful

I'd go with white walls as it will make your kitchen bright and seem larger. This would be a nice contrast to your counter. I'm fond of the clean look the white gives in a kitchen.

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January 2, 2014

We have green counters and white cabinets. The floor is a green laminate tile and we have recently gotten new black appliances. What color should we paint the walls (they are white now)? We were thinking a muted gray.

By Madie

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November 21, 2007

White cabinets, beige counters, white appliances, white/beige floor, what color should I paint the walls?

Selling the house, removing dated wallpaper.

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November 21, 20070 found this helpful

It needs some color and most anything will go with what you have. Maybe terra cotta or sage green?

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November 26, 20070 found this helpful

If you are selling the house then I would go with a nice neutral color. Bright colors are nice but not everyone loves them and if you have a "Blank slate" so to speak people can see themselves in the house better, any warm neutral color, like a beige or desert tan would look good-as long as it's in the same tone as your beige counters.

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November 26, 20070 found this helpful

Blue with white stencils a la toile?

Yellow.

Stripes.

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November 26, 20070 found this helpful

Hm, You could do many things. Butter cream, (look at a tub of butter), you could go in the golds to a pale yellow. I think that maybe you need something not so bland, though. How about a faded or muted rust or pumpkin orange? a celery green would be a more neutral selection. sky blue, although some agents will tell you that pretty much is too personal a choice. Orange, red, and golds are said to be 'energy' colours. Blues and greens are soothing. Good luck.

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November 26, 20070 found this helpful

Red will stimulate the appetite. It is a good color for kitchens and dining rooms. You could do a two-tone look so it's not overpowering. Red on the bottom, beige on top. You could add a cheap white chair rail to really add value.

Or put red (or whatever color you decide) above the counter, under the cabinets for a little punch of color and do a more neutral color on the main part of the wall.

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November 26, 20070 found this helpful

Can't go wrong with white ---or beige a couple of shades darker than the counter tops

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November 26, 20070 found this helpful

A nice cheerful red with maybe black handles on cabinets.
Just make sure the red is not too dark.
Think of a chef dressed in white, black and red.
Or you could go "french country" and do yellow with blue accents.
Good luck!!

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November 27, 20070 found this helpful

Hi! If you're selling you need to stay with neutrals. However, with what you describe going on in your kitchen, you need some color. I would recommend a sage green. It is a "new" neutral and it will allow some contrast between the colors you already have. It will look great!

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February 11, 2017

What color should I paint my kitchen walls? The cabinets are white and the appliances are white. The floor is a light oak wood looking vinyl. I am thinking of candy red. Is this too much red? There will be only one whole wall and just spaces over the cabinet tops. Thanks for any advice.

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April 17, 2016

I have my kitchen cabinets picked out and they are called "coconut". It is an off-white colour. Not too far off white, but not completely stark white. I am wondering what color crown moulding, doors, door headers, and window mouldings I should use. Should I go off-white? or white? Does anyone have any pictures of this type of kitchen that they are willing to share? Thank you! :)

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September 23, 2009

We are purchasing a home with Corian kitchen countertops in a mauve pink with gray flecks and a pink and gray tile backsplash. I want to paint the kitchen cabinets white. What color should I paint the walls? Maybe gray?

I don't want it to be too dark, that's why I'm painting the cabinets white. The living room and dining room kind of flow into the kitchen and I'm not sure I want those rooms gray, but I want it to flow nicely. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

By Jacklin30 from Glendale, CA

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September 23, 20090 found this helpful

You could go get some paint cards that you think are near the colors you mentioned: pink mauve, gray, any other little fleck of color. Some light greens might work.

Do you like the colors? Maybe the one you like most?

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September 24, 20090 found this helpful

I dont think I'd incorporate yet another color into that room. I think if you use the light green suggested previously, your pink and grey will stand out more. Green might be opposite pink on the color wheel and that is why it works, but think about what I've said about it.

All paint manufacturers have a cardboard color swatch of what they call "whites." Pick up one of those. You'll notice that some of the whites are more pinkish, greenish, yellowish, greyish, etc. I think I'd consider the white with the greyish tint to it. But I wouldnt rule out the pinkish one either. See what you think. I"d use this color chart to choose the white for the cabinets as well to give the room a coordinated look as if you'd planned it that way.

As I write this I'm really leaning toward the greyish white for both the cabinets and the walls, but you will know better once you get your swatches. Everyone has different tastes and each room has a different sun exposure. That is if you room is southern facing, you might choose the grey and if it is facing North, you might choose the pink.

Additionally, you might want to consider painting your kitchen a shade of red that has pink overtones rather than orange or yellow ones. That was just a thought that perhaps you hadn't considered. Smile.

Perhaps most important of all is your choice of sheen for your paint. I'd choose satin or eggshell for my kitchen. It has a little sheen to reflect more light and its easier to keep clean than flat paint. Have fun and remember its only paint. If you don't like it you can always paint over it!

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September 24, 20090 found this helpful

Try a pleasing shade of pink on your kitchen and dining room walls and possibly in to the living room as well. I have seen homes done in all pink and you'd be surprised how welcoming it looks. The color complements people's skin tones and they feel good in a pink room. Pink make s a nice backdrop for most wooden furniture, as well. You could always flow to a soft grey in the LR with cream, charcoal and rose or burgundy accents. The cream stands out against the grey and looks very attractive. Above all. make you home something you feel good in. Have fun!

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September 24, 20090 found this helpful

What about brown pink and brown are beautiful together?

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September 24, 20090 found this helpful

Just wanted to thank everyone for their wonderful suggestions! I appreciate them all. I will get some swatches and play around with them a bit. As one of you mentioned, it's only paint and if you don't like it, you can paint over it!

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September 24, 20090 found this helpful

I would try gray that is a few shades lighter than the counter or tile so it blends but doesn't stand out too much. I love the idea of painting the cabinets. It will make a big difference. Here are some tips on that:

http://www.oldh  n-cabinets.shtml

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January 13, 20100 found this helpful

Pink like the back splash, it with really bring out the mauve and grey in your counter top.

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December 19, 2010

My kitchen cabinets are maple wood painted alabaster white. My floors are slate in charcoal grey. My counter tops are Carara marble (white with grey veins). I have stainless steel appliances and chrome faucets and knobs and crystal chandeliers over my island. There is also stacked stone (ledgestone) in black/charcoal grey on the back of my island, the side where the stools are. What color for the walls?

By Lily from Haddon Heights, NJ

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January 4, 2017

My kitchen countertops and floors are charcoal grey and black with stainless appliances. So what color cabinets and walls should I do?

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December 10, 20130 found this helpful

We have a lot of gray in the house, and in the living room I have black and white. I don't know what colour to do my kitchen in. I was thinking a nice yellow, but would that go with the rest of the house?

By S.F

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September 10, 20131 found this helpful

I have golden oak floors and cabinets and lots of windows trimmed in golden oak. I have black countertops with a black backsplash. Should I do warm yellow walls or will they disappear against the golden oak? Otherwise I want to do a deep garnet color.

By Lori

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January 7, 20130 found this helpful

I have white cupboards with navy counter top. What colour should I paint the walls?

By Susan

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December 27, 20121 found this helpful

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.

By Jane

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January 19, 2010

What would be a good color to paint your kitchen wall, when your cabinets are brown and your tile floor is a tan color?

By Allona from Baytown, TX

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January 19, 20100 found this helpful

Without seeing a picture its pretty hard to say what would look good.

However, typically kitchen walls are painted darker than the cabinets and floors. You can get away with a darker color because there is less wall space in a kitchen. Try to pick a darker accent color for the walls, maybe incorporating a color you already have in your kitchen (placemats, pictures on the wall, etc).

You may also want to invest in getting a fandeck: http://store.we  or-Charts_c8.htm

It is amazing how helpful it is to have a fandeck at home with hundreds or thousands of colors. Any paint place can match whatever color you find in your fandeck even if it is a different brand of paint.

Hope that helps!

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January 19, 20100 found this helpful

Well thank you, I didnt know if it would be better to have a darker color or lighter so that really did help =)

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January 21, 20100 found this helpful

You could go almost anywhere, from a sage, which is pretty neutral to a rust or golden tan/yellow. Are you planning to keep the cabinets brown? One thought is to paint them white or add paint and a glaze. Will give it an updated look.

http://www.oldh  n-cabinets.shtml

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January 22, 20100 found this helpful

I agree -a "cool" color would be pretty, unless your considering painting the cabinets, that would open endless opportunities. Using an item you already have and are going to continue to use would help, and getting some of those small jars of paint to really see on the walls in all kinds of light is another good recommendation. Besides - they say that paint is the cheapest way to redecorate, so if you don't like the color you choose - repaint! I, myself, hate this suggestion since I hate to paint,mostly, the cutting in part - I'm great with the roller hahaha!

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January 22, 20100 found this helpful

You can't go wrong with blue when you are working with browns. Good luck!

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January 14, 2017

I have recently changed my floor tiles and am having difficulty with tile colour and paint for walls.

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March 11, 20150 found this helpful

What color do I paint my kitchen?

By Kacie

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January 11, 2012

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

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November 12, 20110 found this helpful

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?

By Victoria

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July 19, 20110 found this helpful

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.

Cabinets: maple stained chestnut
Floor: DuPont Real Touch Tuscan Sand laminate tile flooring
Appliances: stainless
Counters: Will be Formica-like probably on the light side with tan/beige coloring.

We are planning to paint the adjoining room "toasted coconut" by Glidden. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

By BD323

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March 17, 2010

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.

I am having such a difficult time choosing a color for the walls. There are places the paint will be next to the cabinets and on top of the granite. Can you please help me? I look forward to your reply. Thank you.

By Pesh from FL

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March 17, 20100 found this helpful

It sounds beautiful. I personally would go with a rust color on the walls to harmonize with the rust in the granite. I wouldn't go too dark with the paint as the cabinets are dark. Or a sage green to go with the green in the granite.

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March 17, 20100 found this helpful

I would go with a shade or two darker than the countertop. It would add a nice background without taking all the attention!

Here's more on painting:
http://www.oldh  e-painting.shtml

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June 11, 20050 found this helpful

i was wondering if anyone knew what paint color might go good with avacado green appliances and pale yellow vinyl countertops? Or maybe some kind of faux paint technique. i don't want to re-wallpaper! Thanks,

Lana

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June 11, 20050 found this helpful

You may want to repaint the avacado fridge first. They sell appliance paint in the painting section of most stores. I repainted mine years ago and I loved the results. As far as the walls go you may want to play up the yellow. Yellow has a way of brighting a dull kitchen. Depending on the color of your cabinets.

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June 11, 20050 found this helpful

What about sage paint? It goes great with yellow and I think the avacado would look ok with it also. I have my kitchen painted sage. It is called Mountain Sage from Behr. You can go to the website and look at the colors. www.behr.com

Good luck
Hope this helps :)

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June 12, 20050 found this helpful

I'd do a 'terra cotta' look faux paint job. Start by painting the whole kitchen an orange colour, then do a 'wash' over that with a reddish/brown colour. I did this in a bathroom in my old house, and am definitely going to do it again....probably in my new kitchen.

Lisa

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December 29, 20050 found this helpful

You know, I am changing my harvest gold appliances and covering them in a brushed stainless steel application that can be bought at a few different renovation places. It is kind of like applying wallpaper, but I already painted my countertops. All tips I got from Debbie Travis.

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February 17, 2016

I painted my living room walls, coffee with cream. I also have a dark sofas and also a tan brown sofa. I painted my chimney light grey. I have an arch that my husband decided to paint Cherry Cola.

I have these curtains that are tan with brown. I want to paint my kitchen that's connected to the living room by the arch. What color should I paint my kitchen? Please help me decide on what colors will go good.

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October 31, 2015

I just remodeled my kitchen and now have white cabinets and a white back splash with a medium grey counter top and cherry wood colored tile floor. I have purchased a blue and cream fabric for window treatments and can't figure out what color to use on the walls. I painted them yellow, but it doesn't work - too many colors going on I think. Help please.

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September 15, 2015

We are looking at buying a new house and love the size of the kitchen. We would have to leave the countertops for a little while, but definitely want to brighten things up a bit with paint. We are not liking the dark cabinets and that yellow wall, which if you notice in the picture has a lower paint color of blue that would have go too. I also need ideas for the living room color. I like the grays and beige, but I don't want to be boring. Also, I am thinking about painting the paneling. Any suggestions?

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August 4, 2015

I have a small kitchen and I want to paint it in two shades of yellow. Should I paint the walls the lighter yellow and cupboards the darker yellow?

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February 2, 20150 found this helpful

What is the best colour to paint kitchen walls when the units are white but with black tiles?

By Mrs d twist

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November 8, 20110 found this helpful

I have canyon black counters, dark cabinets, and white appliances. What color should I paint my walls?

By Tammy

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October 17, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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October 8, 2011

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

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