What color should I paint my kitchen?

Looking for suggestions on what color to paint my kitchen. It was originally wallpaper. Unfortunately, the counters are a light raspberry color. I would like to paint the walls but what to put with the color of the counters has me stumped. See counter colors below.
q kitchen paint help, kitchen design
  23 answers
  • Pauline Pauline on Dec 31, 2016
    BTW: The floor color is a grey stone look.
  • Debi53 Debi53 on Dec 31, 2016
    Since your floors are gray, what about a soft pale gray for the walls. This will tie them into the floor color and not fight the counter tops.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 31, 2016
    You can paint the countertops and then choose a color for the walls. Are you keeping the color of the cabinets?
  • Pat Pat on Dec 31, 2016
    I agree, I was going to suggest a taupe but not with gray tiles. Heck, you could even find a bold black & white design with a fushia to use on curtains or tea towels etc. Or you can IGNORE the raspberry counters and just make sure what you choose doesn't clash, play up whatever color you choose by repeating it with bold touches in accents.

  • Pauline Pauline on Dec 31, 2016
    Thank you those are some interesting ideas.
  • Kj Kj on Jan 01, 2017
    Hi Pauline, Sherwin Williams has a kit to re finish laminate counter tops. I have not used it, but I have seen the results, and it comes out nice! If you chose a neutral color for the counter tops, your color choices for the walls are endless! I would go with a grey counter top, and a deep navy wall. In my opinion, navy would tie the stainless, cabinets, and grey Floor together. Good luck with your project, please post after pictures!
  • Annette Sausser Annette Sausser on Jan 01, 2017
    I would leave the counter alone. A light taupe paint for your wall would lighten the kitchen. Curtains with the light taupe color and maybe a splash of rose (very little) would do the job. If you want to lighten your kitchen more then work on cabinets. You would be surprised how that bring sunshine to your room. Again I would use a light tan for this (lighter than your walls) .
  • LibraryKAT LibraryKAT on Jan 01, 2017
    Gray is a neutral. Paint the walls and cabinet any colors that make you happy. The one thing I'd paint is that pink countertop, but that is my own prejudice against pink showing. My kitchen is yellow, with white cabinets, blue countertops and a charcoal colored floor. Not as gaudy as it sounds but the white, yellow and blue make me happy. So paint what makes YOU happy, not what is in style.
  • Pgl Pgl on Jan 01, 2017
    okay go to your local home improvement store. Go to the paint samples pick all the ones you like. take the paint samples home and lay them on the counter and pick the one you like. You are he one living there make it yours and enjoy it. Fads come and go and are there to get you to buy there new things to match be yourself and enjoy your taste, you will enjoy being surrounded by it because it makes you smile.
    • Lynne Webb Lynne Webb on Jan 05, 2017
      Good thought. My own experience says Sherwin Williams is the best because their samples are pretty accurate. You really can't trust an in-store decision because the lighting is different from the environment of your home. Not knowing her window configuration as to the amount of natural light, my first thought was 'cream', but not white.
  • Pauline Pauline on Jan 01, 2017
    That is so sweet! And good advice. Thanks.
  • Shannon Olden Shannon Olden on Jan 01, 2017
    just had my teeny kitchen redone and i love it. counters are now a neutral with ivory, black and shades of tan. people think it's granite. laminate has come a long way. walls are now ivory with white cabinets that look like painted oak. to say i am pleased is an understatement. i say go neutral and add touches of another colour you like. red accessories on the counter, lime green or aqua to be more modern. i think major things should always be neutral to reduce future expense and add in colour.
    • Lynne Webb Lynne Webb on Jan 05, 2017
      Yes!! Laminate has come a long way, even to feel. I love the textures and glints of glass that have been added to the compositions. That's on my to-do list. New counter tops and they will be laminate.
  • Nita Judhit DePaor Nita Judhit DePaor on Jan 02, 2017
    i went for tropical colors renovating my kitchen,,,got bored from typical originals
  • Nita Judhit DePaor Nita Judhit DePaor on Jan 02, 2017
    vertical stripes going around ,white tiles ,doors is black stained from kitchen side...counter tops is black marble,floors white with grey veins,,,

  • Leisa Yeager Leisa Yeager on Jan 02, 2017
    You can paint your counters or make them a concrete look has demos on home talk....I like the cyclone stone spray just make sure you seal it...then you have a clean slate to do as you wish...
  • Jane Jane on Jan 03, 2017
    Why not use a pale gray on the walls and think about a few inches of coordinating peel and stick tile for,the
    area under the cabinets? I might consider gray:black: white small tiles which would add a more updated look and take the 'eye' away from the pink. Use black as an accent color--
    maybe a small chalkboard, canisters, or a tray for counter items In matte black. If $$ is tight, use a soft black matte spray paint on a thrift shop tray, canisters, even the tops of mason jars.
  • Jackie Bole Jackie Bole on Jan 04, 2017
    i'm a vendor so until I have room in my booths I keep it at my house. Yep, that's me kitchen. I painted it Calypso Berry and White White with laminate wooden floor. Love this color. It's not red red but a rather lip-stickey chalky red with a satin finish for easy cleaning.
  • Lynne Webb Lynne Webb on Jan 05, 2017
    OMG!!! To each his own but this makes me want to scream. Do you wake up to this every morning? Love the little table, lamp is cute as can be and I'll be it lends itself to a cozy feeling. If you took half that stuff off the walls, it would still be too much.
    • Karen Goodman Karen Goodman on Jan 05, 2017
      Nice...I think you missed the following: ...i'm a vendor so until I have room in my booths I keep it at my house.
  • Pgl Pgl on Jan 05, 2017
    I too use Sherwin Williams, and I cut up the samples into little squares when I am done for my grand-kids to make mosaics.
  • Caroline Caroline on Jan 05, 2017
    I would suggest sanding down your countertops and using stone spray paint by rustoleum to paint them a more neutral color, maybe a light grey. Cost would be less than $50. Then I would get the "peel and stick" backsplash in white and stainless steel (less than $10 per sheet) and paint the walls a pale green.
  • Shaley Shaley on Jan 05, 2017
    here is one of my rooms I designed in polyvore, I have lots of fashion and interior were you can find your countertop color and colors that go with them. maybe browse through and see if something strikes your interest. here is a link to one room. http://www.polyvore.com/fusia_turquoise_challange/set?id=165344082
  • Lynne Webb Lynne Webb on Jan 05, 2017
    I understand
  • Lyn2398900 Lyn2398900 on Jan 05, 2017
    I've found out that if you paint the color or colors you love, you will not get tired of your kitchen. Don't be concerned what other people like. It's YOUR kitchen.
  • Joc21661656 Joc21661656 on Jun 02, 2018
    So what did you end up doing? I, too, have red/cherry laminate countertops AND backsplash (it's like formica panels halfway up the walls instead of just a few inches above the countertops). I hate it, but it came with the house. I recently had a water leak and the repair people had to cut into the soffits and walls, cutting through the horrible red and white striped wallpaper that the previous homeowner apparently loved. Oh! And there's a fruit border strip around the ceiling. It's just horrific...LOL SOOOooo...I'm in the process of getting the sheetrock repaired and then I'm going to do one of two things. I'm either going to leave the countertops/backsplash red and paint over the wallpaper in a medium to dark grey (all of my cabinets and appliances are white)...OR I'm going to do a countertop overhaul using StoneCoat Countertops epoxy to change them to a black color containing mica flakes and glitter, then do some sort of peel-and-stick something with the formica backsplash...and then go with a pretty turquoise color for the remaining walls.