Post # 1
Hi Bees! We just put in new counters and backsplash in our kitchen. Our walls are (and were before the remodel) chocolate brown, which we have loved. I’m not sure whether it looks as good now with our new tile though, and am wondering whether I should paint it this grayish, greenish, brownish color a few shades darker than the tile. I am waffling back and forth and thought I’d get some independent opinions from you guys. Here are a few pictures. . . please excuse the bad cell phone lighting. Thanks!
Post # 3
I would paint it grey, a light grey shade, don’t like the brown color with your kitchen. The new light color will brighten things up too!
Post # 4
Love your kitchen! Throw some green or pop of colour via cannisters or art or something though 🙂 But the grey would be really gorgeous!!!! Happy painting 🙂
Post # 5
I agree with PP – if it’s possible, I’d go with a lighter colour (like a light grey, maybe). I like a bright kitchen space.
Post # 6
I think it would open up the room and really complement the cabinets and counters if you went with the lighter grey vs. brown.
Beautiful kitchen! Love the cabinets and pretty backsplash!!
Post # 7
I would definitely paint it a lighter shade! Where did you get the tiles for your backsplash? I have been searching all over god’s green earth for those tiles!
Post # 9
I think it looks fine as is but a light grey would lighten the space more than the brown.
Post # 10
Thanks! The backsplash came from a local tile store. I think the brand name of the tile manufacturer is Terra Verre and the color is glacier. Their website lists retailers and their locations. I too looked everywhere before I found the right tile!
Post # 11
I love the kitchen, I would go with either the light grey or a sage greenish grey.
Either way, even if you keep it brown, it is a beautiful kitchen
Post # 12
@namarie: Thanks! I found a retailer in town too! Yay!
Post # 13
I also agree with PPs, go with a lighter shade of gray. You could even throw in a bit of color with a sage-gray.
Post # 14
Id do an inbetween grey, not too dark, but not too light. But google some pics of grey kitchens.. they look great!
Post # 15
Go grey! We have a grey kitchen and I love it!
Post # 16
I vote a lighter kitchen. It will open it up and brighten things, and bring out the counters — letting the counters be the focal point since they are statement pieces.