Crisp and Comfortable Wall Color Idea for Repainting My Kitchen?
Oak cabinets and accessories
Dilemma: I am repainting my kitchen. It's an open floor plan, where the living room, dining room and kitchen all flow together.
My living room is painted using Pittsburgh Paint in "Pineapple Delight". The hallway and dining room is done in Benjamin Moore's "Light Khaki" as a palette cleanser.
I would like something other than yellow for the kitchen. Maybe a green?
* Oak cabinetry
* Ivory vinyl flooring
* Beige counter tops
* Blue and white accent pieces
I would like to keep most of my blue and white pieces that are on top of the cabinets, and work the wall paint color around them. The plates on the accent wall where peninsula connects to will be going.
The feel I am looking for is crisp and comfortable in the kitchen. I am not afraid of color as I have a purple office.
Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
Rebecca, it sounds like you love and want real
color for your kitchen
, rather than a neutral
- and a green specifically.
would work, but not just any
You see, right now you have a clean/dirty problem combination
going on between your dining room and living room paint colors - where the yellow
you chose is too clean, and the khaki
too muddy to be used in the same space. Light Khaki
and Pineapple Delight
just don't look like they belong together:
To correct this mistake without repainting the dining room or living room, the green color we choose for your kitchen needs to be somewhere in the middle on the clean/dirty scale - as a transition between your too clean yellow and too muddy khaki.
In addition, the green needs to relate to one of the colors
in order to look "at home", that's why I recommend Pale Sea Mist
from Benjamin Moore
It's a yellow-based green that will harmonize with your oak cabinets
and bring out their golden tones.
It will also "marry" your existing colors, so that the entire color scheme
will look connected in your open floor space
... and that's how you create a happily-ever-after color story! ;)
Now you just need to find accessories in the same yellow and green (throw pillows, placemats, vases, etc) and distribute them throughout the floor, to unify the paint colors with your decor