Is there a wall paint color that will help make this look better?


I had a color scheme selected including a color for the walls. But the white glass tile (professionally installed with the correct adhesive!) did not turn out looking white. Now I have a grayish, sometimes greenish, color of backsplash, white cabinets and beautiful granite with white, tans, and gray tones. The chosen paint color prior to installation was about the color the tiles look in the picture. But when the tiles look greenish, I am afraid it will look very bad. If anyone else has gone through this, I would like to hear what they came up with that helps the situation.

q is there a wall paint color that will help make this look better
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  • Gk Gk on Nov 10, 2018

    If I were you I would go and pick up a small paint sample in the color you have chosen and paint the window posts. It's a small enough area where you can see if you like the color and would be easy to repaint if you don't. I would pull a color from the granite. A very light gray might look beautiful.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Nov 10, 2018

    I second what Gk said... pulling from granite... light gray~ win!

  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Nov 10, 2018

    Unless you really prefer that monochrome look, you need a bold, contrasting to make the kitchen pop. I would look into the jeweltones -- emerald, cobalt, ruby, turquoise.

  • Ontario Jeannette Ontario Jeannette on Nov 10, 2018

    I have just about the same kitchen - painted the walls and ceiling a subdued apple-y green - not too bright but lively. Of course my favourite colour is green. It does look very nice and not boring. Maybe just pick your favorite colour.

  • Face Face on Nov 10, 2018

    Turquoise would be beautiful

  • Beth Beth on Nov 10, 2018

    Before you paint anything, try changing your light bulbs! Sometimes this will solve the problem, as the difference in cool and warm light will change paint colors A LOT!

  • Christierei Christierei on Nov 10, 2018

    Could this be caused by your lighting ? Do you have undercounter lighting ? ( The tiles look like glass tiles to me and I am thinking that they are reflecting some colors from the granite.) I would reccomend adding some small lamps etc to see if the lighting changes things. Good Luck.

  • Roberta Rhodes Roberta Rhodes on Nov 10, 2018

    I have the same color cabinets in my kitchen. I painted the walls with Benjamin Moore ‘s Arctic White which is a soft white-pale pale beige shade as close as I could get a match to the cabs. Now the cabs blend into the background and my pale grey and tan backsplash tiles complement both the walls and cabs...and the cabs are not popping off the wall when you walk into my open concept living room/dining room/kitchen. It is such a nice soft effect! Everyone seems to be drawn to the rooms as these three areas are color coordinated with light greys, tans and black accents. Of course a few plants and table top flowers around for a pop of texture and color.

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    • G.B. Woot G.B. Woot on Nov 15, 2018

      Thank you Roberta for taking the time to write and provide your experience!

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