I'm trying to determine what color to paint my kitchen walls. I have natural maple cabinets, white appliances, white tile floor with a little bit of a very light brown. Haven't selected the granite countertops yet, but will probably be gray-blackish. I was thinking about painting the walls a light yellow?
Todd from San Diego, CA
Your current colors are all neutrals so almost any color would match. Yellow would be nice, as would gray or sage green. (09/09/2007)
You could go with cream or a nice sage green. Maybe even go bolder and make one wall a really nice bright color and the others more neutral.
In my last house, I had natural maple cabinets with creamy white walls. The floors were a snap tile that looked a lot like flagstone, but with a bit of brown, tan and cream in them -- it was a really nice match with the cabinets. We used burgundy and sage for colors in the decorations and curtains.
I wish I could say I had had a nice granite top, but with 4 kids and a small kitchen we went with white formica figuring we'd change it later. Who knew we'd move 800 miles and have to start all over again? It should prove to be as much fun doing this new kitchen as the last! (09/11/2007)
I don't know your style, but I just painted mine a terra cotta color and it looks awesome, or Sage Green would also look great, or light yellow? Hope this helps. (03/31/2008)
Hi Todd! I would be afraid that the yellow walls might sort of clash with the yellowish maple cabinets. Our house that we bought finished has maple cabinets, maple floors, and white walls. I prefer white because I can decorate with colors of curtains, pictures, etc. easier than I can paint and therefore change it as I get the mood (and $$$!). I added red as my accent color. I have red framed pictures on the walls, red covers for my small appliances (mixer, toaster), and red towels. I used green for awhile and just covered the appliances with green covers and used green and white checked valances for the windows. Back to your house. If I were to paint the walls in your kitchen I would go with a nice sage green. (09/01/2008)
Definitely a warm red. Country Lane by Benjamin Moore looks awesome. (01/25/2009)
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