How could I make my kitchen brighter?

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I have dark cabinets that I do not want to change. I have dark wood floors, that I can't afford to change. I have counter tops that are multicolored in shades of brown, black, gray and cream. I plan on changing out my counter tops but can not decide what colors to use in a counter top and what kind of back splash.

Any suggestions for some brightness on a small budget and for someone that can't make up their mind.

thanks in advance

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  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Oct 03, 2018

    Reddish Orange to match everything or a Dark Gray to neutralize the other mixed colors so you aren't attempting to match Tile that you tear up in another 3 to 5 years.

  • Cindy Cindy on Oct 03, 2018

    Hi Regina. I'm Cindy. To make a space seem bigger than it actually is, is with the use of mirrors. I learned that trick several years ago when I staged homes. Hanging mirrors opposite a window will brighten a room instantly. Hope this helps you. Best wishes.

    • Regina Johnson Regina Johnson on Oct 03, 2018

      I went to Lowes and bought 3 mirrors and hung them on the wall in my eating area

      thanks for the suggestion

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Oct 03, 2018

    White with dark veins, same stone for backsplash.

    • Regina Johnson Regina Johnson on Oct 03, 2018

      I love this idea. I was leaning towards the white with "veins" but thought the white would be to much contrast. But maybe it won't. What color do you suggest to paint my walls.

      thanks for your help

  • Mel25490391 Mel25490391 on Oct 03, 2018

    How about covering your bar stools with a nice lively fabric or possibly adding a lighter baseboard.

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