Paint color that looks good with oak

I'm remodeling my kitchen and I have oak cabinets, grayish countertops and stainless steel. What color should I paint the walls?
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This is the new tile and countertop. Stove comes next week what color should I paint the wall
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  • Janis Hill Janis Hill on Dec 04, 2014
    I wish I could see the wall. :-( Guilford green by Benjamin Moore would be perfect with the back splash and the cabinets:
  • Opal Opal on Dec 05, 2014
    What color is on the floor, do any of the walls where you are wanting to paint touch the tile and what color is the grout in the tile (in my screen it doesn't look like it has been grouted yet), are the cabinets to be painted or stained, will you be keeping the hardware and are the blue accents (teapot & utensil container) staying? If everything is staying, I think Janis above is on to something with the "guilford green" because of the gray undertone and it would look great with the blue as well. Nicely done Janis.
  • Anita S. Brown Anita S. Brown on Dec 05, 2014
    I recently researched this same question...I went with Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore.
  • Holly Holly on Dec 05, 2014
    Correct no grout yet it will be done this weekend flooring also is going to be done this weekend it's kind of a lighter stone with Gray's veining in it cabinets will stay the same my husband will not let me paint he's a Carpender son so painting good cabinets is just not right lol
    • Opal Opal on Dec 06, 2014
      @Holly I hear ya on the cabinets, I am married to a carpenter and that is simply not done. I stained a portion of ours darker (just the bathroom) because the "Yellow" hue got old to me and the hubs still has not noticed after 8 years. Paint he would likely notice.
  • Opal Opal on Dec 06, 2014
    Thanks for deets. You have a lot of greys going on and it seems that they all have a slight blue hue with the exception of the stainless. I would either stay with the greys or contrast with another neutral. If you stay with greys, I like the Pratt & Lambert Contemplation mentioned above (link or if you want contrast I would go with a blueish color. Depending on your layout, the color painted ceiling with whitish walls looks really good as well.
    • Holly Holly on Dec 06, 2014
      Thank you for ideas ...are you saying paint ceiling with a color slightly darker than walls?? I do have 12ft high
  • Opal Opal on Dec 07, 2014
    Yes I was/am. Search "Painted Ceiling" in both hometalk and pinterest for different combinations. Painting a ceiling with color and neutral walls brings in a lot of color without a lot of clutter. I do realize that painting or repainting a ceiling is a lot of work, but I like it myself. When trying out colors, paint a sheet of paper and attach to the wall rather than painting splotches on the wall. Primo example below.

    To Paint Ceilings White OR To Not Paint Ceilings White -- that is the question. Like or Dislike?!

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