Paint Color Advice for Kitchen With Oak Cabinets

June 6, 2011

view of kitchen cabinets and adjoining wallI have honey oak cabinets with black rustic hardware and white appliances. Our kitchen is painted a light cream with a yellow undertone. We would like to paint it a color to bring out the dark in the oak instead of hightlighting the honey/orange tone.


Our kitchen small and open to the main living area which is an olive green. We have hardwood oak flooring all throughout both rooms. Any suggestions? We are looking at a tan color possibly. The picture shows the living area wall on left.

By Carla D.


June 7, 20110 found this helpful
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I have the same colors you do in my kitchen. I painted all the walls a light lavender and I love it. Just a thought. :)

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June 7, 20110 found this helpful
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If it was me, I would paint the cream a dark dark green.

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June 12, 20111 found this helpful
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I definitely wouldn't go for anything too dark considering the colors of the cabinets, counter tops and flooring. The following colors are Behr Paints from Home Depot, they have paint and primer in one. You can buy sample bottles of all Behr paints to try out.


From your picture, these are my suggestions-
The sand motif isn't quite as orangish looking in person, I have it on all my walls in my home.
Would love to see what it looks like after you paint. Please post an after picture. :)

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March 20, 2011

I am looking for a paint to use in my kitchen. I have oak cabinets and oak flooring and I am using butterfly green granite. Any suggestions? I want to use Benjamin Moore paint. Thank you.

By Tom from Lawrence, MA


March 20, 20110 found this helpful
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I think a deep yellow would be lovely. Post a picture when your done.

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January 19, 20140 found this helpful
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Warm colors goes well with the cabinets and I think your should go for beige color that really looks cool.

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March 20, 2011

I have a Smoky Mountain dark grey/blue paint in family room. I need to paint the kitchen which is separate room, but connected to family room.

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