Painting our home before we move in *suggestions*

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@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.  

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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. 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I think the Orange cabinets would contrast nicely against a muted shade of green. Or go neutral to play it safe.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Do you have any major furniture pieces to account for?  Like, couches that you’re not planning to replace for a long time? 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

What about a peachy beige? I think that neutrals work best for kitchens and living rooms.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

 

 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@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

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