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Kitchen Paint Color Advice

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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July 19, 20110 found this helpful

An off white (ivory) would go well or one with a tint of yellow in it. Peach would look good too.

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July 19, 20110 found this helpful

These are all neutral colors so any color you like will work. Try to find a color wheel and work with different selections and see what works for you.

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July 19, 20110 found this helpful

I'd stay in the sand tones. Grab a handful of a few shades of paint chips and place them in groups of 4's on the floor, one shade at a time. This gives you a chance to see how well or badly a shade goes with the floor. What we think looks fine in the store is often quite a different matter once you get the chips home. Be sure to look at it from different angles and in different light.

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July 21, 20110 found this helpful

I think a warm golden color (an Italian/Mediterranean shade) would look nice. I would go for either a golden yellow or a brick red or avocado green or soft orange.

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