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Old House Needs New Paint in Kitchen

I'm looking for suggestions on paint color for my kitchen. The house is 98 years old, the previous owner installed new natural colored wood cabinets (1/2 with glass fronts) and white high gloss 10" sq.ceramic floor tile. The counter top is a medium gray and the wood trim, 2 windows, French doors to another room and the back door (mostly glass) are all white.

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The appliances are white. The walls are blue - which I do not like. It gives it a "country feel". So what goes with lots of white, light cabinets, and non-descript counters? The kitchen is rectangular with no sitting area space.

Margaret from Oak Park, IL

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November 15, 20070 found this helpful

Margaret, sounds like you've got a blank pallet with lots of neutrals. I would punch it up with some bold colors like red or something else in that family.

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November 15, 20070 found this helpful

How about a light greeny color. I also love sage green. I plan on doing my kitchen a light greenish color with white cabinetry I plan on painting.

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November 15, 20070 found this helpful

Something soft and warm like peach, apricot, or coral.

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November 15, 20070 found this helpful

I'm leaning toward a nice sage green and maybe some red for accent. Look in mags. for ideas but you'll see loads of green right now.

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November 16, 20070 found this helpful

Yellow.

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November 16, 20070 found this helpful

RED, red, red, and lots of it!

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By jsham (Guest Post)
November 17, 20070 found this helpful

This is surely the room you will spend a lot of time so: Choose your favorite color and use lots of it in various tones.

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November 17, 20070 found this helpful

black and red

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November 17, 20070 found this helpful

You could get away with a darker color like hunter green which would go great with the neutral colors you have. Or if you want something lighter a sage green. You could even sponge paint it to give it texture.

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November 17, 20070 found this helpful

Cardinal red would be very nice. Fresh, crisp, and only "country" if you want it to be.

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By jody (Guest Post)
November 17, 20070 found this helpful

Yellow

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By Judy (Guest Post)
November 19, 20070 found this helpful

My daughter just did a deep red in her kitchen.. and I love it. With all your white, it would look super.

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November 24, 20070 found this helpful

Grass Green. Would be fresh and crisp against the white.

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