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Kitchen color combo ideas?

Asked by charliecompany34 (7785points) October 8th, 2008

i’m thinking about giving the kitchen a lift, but i cannot make up my mind on colors that speak contemporary dining. i love the food channel, entertaining, wine and cooking and i want the kitchen to reflect that without paying a small mortgage to get it done.

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gailcalled's avatar

Mine, which I love; wide-board pine floors (polyurethaned), natural maple cabinets, white walls, dappled apple-green Italian tile back splash. White appliances, lots of large windows so lots of light.. and a beautiful view of fields, woods and the leaves changing colors on the hills in the middle and far ground.

Bri_L's avatar

@ gail called – mine is almost identical except for a slightly off white clothing in paint on the walls

row4food's avatar

Behr Paints has a great feature where you upload a picture of the room you’d like to paint and you can add colors to the walls. It helps you to see how it will look.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I decorated mine in Tuscanny style, which seems to be very popular recently at the home shows. I have seen tuscan style kitchens where they paint a feature wall in a burnt-orange color. I wasn’t ready to do that since my house is new and the whole house is painted in a cocoa color, but I did decorate using tomatos/garlic/oil bottles/grape vines/wine bottle towels, place mats, dishes, curtains, rugs and accessories. I love it, especially since my kitchen in my last house was all country-style pink and wedgewood blue. I was so sick of pastels!

El_Cadejo's avatar

My kitchens walls and ceiling are bright orange and the floors and counter tops are black. It actually looks really cool.

Judi's avatar

Dark brown looks nice and modern. Here’s a pic of our new remodel. Excuse the curtains, we didn’t have the window coverings when I took the pic. Another good color for kitchens is yellow (gold)

loser's avatar

I like the bright white with cobalt blue and woods look!

augustlan's avatar

@Judi: Your pic isn’t there :(

My kitchen: Light khaki colored cabinets, mossy green walls, slate look floor. Orangy/red accents in the curtains and towels.

itmustbeken's avatar

We had awful 70s oak cabinets. They were in great condition but the dark brown made me ill. I spent about $250 on a sander, HVLP sprayer & air compressor and quality paint. Spray painted them a rich lettuce green. We chose bright white countertops because a. they were cheap and b. they were bright. Then we did a small glass mosaic backsplash for color. It’s super easy to do and adds a ton of color and texture.

Pick 3 colors. One dominant, one contrast/neutral and one out-there to add punch/drama. You cannot go wrong.

gailcalled's avatar

And pick itmustbetaken as well. I get first dibs.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Charlie, make sure you send pictures when you’re done!

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