Post # 1
We moved into our apartment about 3 weeks ago and I am starting to decorate a bit here and there even tho been crazy busy with my wedding in 10 days!!!
I have my kitchen open to the living room by the breakfast bar , however the kitchen is more open to dining room than the living room.
My bathroom colors are blues greys and white. I was thinking to do the whole apartment those colors, so I got a bedding for the bedroom with those colors and its very relaxing and nice , and living room still need to get decorative pillows and such but it does not have anything in it besides cream couches for now.
My kitchen has white cabnits a bit of a modern look to it and white appliences except sink. I have all my appliances such as toasters , microwave..etc. are black because the dishwasher and stove have some black on them. The kitchen counter is creamy pink? Its hard to describe , it has some hint of pink in it.
I am not sure what to do with the kitchen, I found this nice kitchen rug that has red on it and I know pinks and reds can work http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_048W969455110001P?sid=comm_kmart_other , however would that be a bit weird to have most rooms with same colors except kitchen?
Post # 3
Can you take a picture of your kitchen for us?
Post # 4
I like the idea of a kitchen with a “pop” of color. I mean, it’s already very different from the bedroom/family/dining/living room, with sinks and appliances anyway, why not make it stand out in a good way? That also will separate it visually since you have an open layout.
As for a red that would go with a creamy pink, have a look at Benjamin Moore’s “red tulip,” “tricycle red,” or “poppy,” I’m not sure how pink the counters are but those are reds with a pink tinge in them.
Post # 5
I think if you carry one of your “colors” into the kitchen (like the grey) you would be fine adding a pop of color that’s different from the rest of the apartment.
On the main level of our house, we’ve tried to put a pop of the same color red into each room to tie everything together.
Post # 6
Personally I think when a color scheme is used through the whole house; it makes it appear smaller and well, bland. Your bath and bedroom can compliment each other but it doesn’t need to extend to the kitchen and living room. For example our guest bath and guest bedroom upstairs are chocolate and light blue; the walls are a creamy white. However my kitchen is yellow with pops of red and at times apple green. My house has a real open plan and my kitchen flows into my living room but by no means do I use red bc then it would be too much. I really think of use the same color through out you will get bored rather quick.