Post # 1
Ok, I need help choosing. We have black cabinets with a dark granite counters(browns, blacks, white and tan), ivory trim and a floor that needs to be complemented- I would say it’s a light terracotta with tan mixed in. As you can see, I like color, so I can’t paint with a light beige, haha. Here are pictures of the paint:
Husband likes the first one, I’m worried it will be too dark, even though it goes. My favorite is the Terracotta, the third swatch since it really is a take off of the floor color (it’s not as orange here in the picture). The other ones are too red/ pink against the floor I think. The 2 colors I mentioned are both Behr- Spice and Terra Cotta Urn, respectively. The pinks are Sherwin Williams, where we’ll be getting our paint (sale this weekend!).
So, we might be able to get away with a dark color since we have an expansion that has windows and no cabinets to make it dark. I’ve tried to take pictures, but I suck, so here are some to give you an idea:
and here’s a close up of the counters/ backsplash:
Post # 3
hmm im not sure which ones you should go with, you should paint them near the counter so you can see them with the cabnets, i dont think the floor matters too much..
Post # 4
Put up a poll. I like the terra cotta better, but it might be too strong. Fine in small doses, but all over the kitchen might be too much. Can you get a lighter shade of the same paint?
Post # 5
@KoiKove: I agree, with the dark cabinets and the color of the floors, I think you can go a little lighter (in the teracotta shade). That would also give you some colorspace to maybe get a couple of pops of color in there for any decoration you might want to do.
Kitchens really tend to get “color-cluttered” fast unless you keep everything in cabinets/drawers, which makes them really great in terms of how easily you can change up the feel of the room (think seasonal produce in bowls, colorful dishtowels, your great mixer), but also makes it harder to go bold on anything bulky/not easily changeable.
Post # 6
I agree, maybe I’ll look for a lighter terracotta shade, more on the brownish/ neutral side. Thanks!
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay
I like the terra cotta colors over the darker reds 🙂
Post # 8
I woudn’t go dark as its already pretty dark in there with the cabinet color. You should paint some paper plates in your favorite colors and stand them all over the room (leaning against the backsplash,wall on the floor,etc) and look at it at all times of day. You’ll know pretty soon which ones suck the light out of the room and which ones make everything look better.
I’d lean towards the warmer colors too.