Kitchen Paint Color Ideas

I have hickory cabinets, my appliances are black, the floor is light maple, and the counter top is green (dark). Above a 5 burner cook top (black) there is a tile wall with black fan and light over it.


The kitchen is a galley kitchen with a window at one end and a stainless sink below the window. At the other end is a large pass thru opening into living room and den.
Any ideas what to paint walls to brighten up kitchen?

By Marilyn

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March 12, 20120 found this helpful

Consider a lighter semi-gloss or glossy paint that is a lighter tint of the floor or the cabinets. You might even like to use a green that is a tint of the counter top color. Have you considered a "tin" ceiling? It comes in panels and can have the appearance of shiny metal, but can also be painted.

If there is a color in the den/living room that is in the same family as the colors in kitchen, this could be used to tie the rooms together, but it should be light. I would have also suggested gray, but you have a lot of black and another color will brighten more. Hope this helps.

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Have you seen the Sherwin Williams 'Chip It'? It is an easy web app that you use to find paint colors you like. Simply find the colors in a picture that you like and roll over the picture with the chip it app and it breaks it all down into colors.


To find pictures, I do an image search for 'fat quarters" that is chunks of material set in coordinating colors. Or do a search for 'galley kitchen design" and 'hickory" and use the chip it app for color suggestions. It really makes color choices easy. Just a suggestion.

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