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So we’ve purchased a house (YAY!) and we’re hashing out colors to paint it before we move in(it’s vacant so we might as well paint now)
My FI doesn’t really have an opinion on the colors other than “No pink, purple, and minimum flowers.” lol
So I’m struggling with the kitchen/dining room/living room area. It’s all one big open space so it needs to be one color. I want some warm and inviting but fun and I’m really struggling with what to do.
The cabinets and floor have an yellow/orange wood tint to them and the counters are black with black/stainless steel appliances.
The carpet in the living room/dining room is just generic taupe/beige.
I want something that really livens up the space.
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@SweetHoneyBee: I’m really boring but I love my wall colour to be a creamy/beige colour. I keep it nutreal and use art work for a bit of colour.
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I think those are the same color cabinets as what I have! I was thinking of going with a deeper red/reddish brown or browish red. It’s hard workign with those cabinets… I was going to paint them a creamy white too.
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My ideal kitchen would be white cabinets with opaque glass doors, beige counter top, and blue walls. I like for my kitchen to be light and bright but with this being an open floor plan I need one color that works for everything. Those cabinets with a black counter top really limit color choices despite the fact that they do look nice together.
Post # 7
You didn’t ask but I would add a backsplash to the kitchen, then tie that into whatever color you want for paint. Lighter neutrals I like, but some people go bolder. I would go with a beige paint.
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I think the Orange cabinets would contrast nicely against a muted shade of green. Or go neutral to play it safe.
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Do you have any major furniture pieces to account for? Like, couches that you’re not planning to replace for a long time?
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@Captain013: The backsplash is actually a good idea. I hadn’t thought of that. We may be able to keep the walls neutral but add some color with that.
I’ll see what our options are.
For that area the big pieces that we have recently purchased are a couch and kitchen table.
They look similar to these two pieces.
The leather on the couch is black though not chocolate.
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@atreyu547: with the info about the couch/table, I agree about the muted green. Or beige if you want to stay neutral. Maybe a darker orangey red if you’re into that kind of thing and your rooms get lots of light.
Post # 12
What about a peachy beige? I think that neutrals work best for kitchens and living rooms.
Post # 13
I would do the walls a nice “greige”. Something like Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore.
It will blend nicely with your cabinets and carpet but not restrict you to colors in the brown family.
As a pp has suggested, you could add a backsplash in the kitchen to add some interest. Here again you could bring in the grey, black and brown to tie everything together.
Will you be placing your kitchen set under that chandelier? If so, I would definitely lower it considerably.
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Thanks for all your help ladies! You really helped me to get the ideas flowing.
We ended up purchasing a backsplash and new lights for the kitchen instead of painting. We decided to keep with the black/orange scheme but warmed it up by picking a backsplash that had some greige and browns in it as well.
We also bought some dark bronze handles for the cabinets so they’ll look a little more updated without shelling out the $$$$ to actually update them.
Here’s to hoping it all looks great once everything is finished. I’ll post some “after” pictures once it’s together and we get everything moved in.
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@SweetHoneyBee: Love the backsplash!
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@SweetHoneyBee: I love your kitchen!! It look so much like our kitchen in our new home we just bought!!! I also have to decide on what to paint the kitchen..I was thinking beige because I’m not an adventerous person with colour on walls