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Kitchen Paint Color Advice?

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.

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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.

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November 30, 20111 found this helpful
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You're right that too much brown can make a room feel uncomfortably close. Have you thought instead of trying a lighter shade of the gray in your floor?

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Gray walls (not too dark) can cause the rest of the colours in your room to really pop. Next time it's gray outside have a look at how well the evergreens and anything in a vivid colour stand out against the gray, it's amazing!

You can buy gray paint with chocolate undertones, that makes for a 'warmer' feeling gray than one with blue undertones.

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I Have honey oak cabinets too, and my kitchen walls were salmon, which I loved. I painted my living room with Sherwin Williams Repose gray, beautiful light color, I decided to go with Alpaca gray for the kitchen and dining room. I don't have an open floor plan so multiple tones of the gray look beautiful because of all the doorways that look into the other rooms I went with ceiling white for all the ceilings in the house and for the trim, which was formerly gray, It really pops and my crown molding looks amazing!

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November 30, 20110 found this helpful

We have a dark chocolate/blue/beige with pops of dark red combo in our bedroom and I love it! I just added some light sage green pillowcases. It's different but really pretty. Best wishes on a beautiful kitchen.

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November 30, 20110 found this helpful

Brown and blue are complimentary colors, but you don't want to go dark as it sounds like you have enough of that.

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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

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