In many homes and apartments the kitchen is near or actually opens into the living room. With such a layout it is nice to choose kitchen colors that complement those of the living room space.
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I have just painted my living room a honey gold color, but my kitchen has white cabinets and sage green counter tops. What color should I paint my dining room that would go with those two rooms?
By Alan from LA
I used Behr color "Quiet Moment" with "Brown Bread" the coordinate beautifully!
I think a deeper sage green would be really pretty...or a combination of the gold with a touch of the green mixed into it might work."Olive Drab" from Pratt and Lambert is a rich deeper sage green. We are interior designers and our dining room has been that color for along time. We never tire of it. As Kansas Cindy said it is a calming color and is good for relaxation and digestion.And it goes with any color punch that you might add to the room seasonally.We use deep rich fall tones for the autumn....creams and deep reds for the Christmas season, greens and browns with ivory for spring,and rich dark yellows, golds, and deeper greens for the summer.
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I live in a condo where the living room and kitchen are in very close proximity. My living room is painted a rich honey gold, but I don't know what color to paint my kitchen walls and/or cabinets. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Gloria from Providence, RI
A lighter shade of honey gold would be nice. You might also consider peach, apricot, buttercream, or golden beige. (09/06/2007)
By joan pecsek
I don't know how you feel about reds and greens for wall color, but both of those compliment golds very nicely. I have two tones of yellow in my family room, and my kitchen is dark green (with dark cherry cabinetry), my living room is soon to be either dark red or terra cotta. All of the rooms are visible from each other, but still flow very nicely.
If you're wanting to leave the kitchen walls alone and paint the cabinets instead, the suggestion of a lighter gold is a good one, or even white, or a creamy off white.
If you're unsure of what to do, or even a little afraid of color, go to your local paint/home improvement store and bring home several samples. Hang those up and look at them in varying shades of light (if the samples are the really small ones, grab three or four to give yourself a larger area of color). Maybe even buy yourself an inexpensive color wheel to help in your decision making.
Sherwin Williams has the colors I used in my new house:
Hope this helps. I really like these colors.
I would go with autumn colors such as oranges and darker golds and reds, if you don't mind those colors. If you hate those muddy colors, then a new-leaf-lime-green would work, with orange and red accents such as chili pepper handles on the cabinets. I would not make the room too dark, sticking with cream for walls and maybe cabinet fronts, and make the colorful things be where you can change colors easily. (09/07/2007)
I am really glad you asked this question because I have a similar one. I am thinking of painting my kitchen one step lighter than the gold shown on the paint chip for the living and dining rooms. I have a small home and continuity of color will make it seem larger, I think.
Best wishes. (09/14/2007)
By Carol in PA
Some great complimentary colors for gold are a darker shade of green and also cranberry is gorgeous. (01/12/2009)