Neutral kitchen wall color advice

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What is a good wall paint color choice for medium oak cabinets? I was thinking softer tan in Sherwin Williams or maybe ancient marble.
q neutral kitchen wall color advice, kitchen design, paint colors, painting
q neutral kitchen wall color advice, kitchen design, paint colors, painting
q neutral kitchen wall color advice, kitchen design, paint colors, painting
q neutral kitchen wall color advice, kitchen design, paint colors, painting
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  • Mary Mary on Feb 18, 2015
    Decorating advice welcome too!
  • Suzanne Suzanne on Feb 18, 2015
    Paint again, push the walls back by lightening them, crème? Horizontal picture at far end with 3D effect in landscape maybe...Love the circular thing but in this case it takes my eye right to the ctr rear of area making it compress. Some greenery in corner or hanging greenery...play with it. PPG Bordeau cranberry shade is beautiful...small use of on far wall in kitchen? Cabinets are beautiful so is flooring. If stay with grey, I think I would like light grey on facia above cabinets so not noticeable. Then color and change out things can be frivolous or bold. Try the virtual color on your pics at PPG color site, also test for your faves there, 5 min and its fun. You will see your preferences immediately..."that's me!" The bright white on door frame and window over winks stands out as very nice. A rug under the table?
  • Michele Brown Michele Brown on Feb 18, 2015
    super light in the gray family
  • MaryStLouis MaryStLouis on Feb 18, 2015
    I like pale walls in small spaces. Your oak cabinets are in great shape so adding a soft shade of tan will keep the mood warm while a pale gray will cool it down. Personally, I like warm tones. This might be a tough sell but your wall border is dating the space. There are more current ways to add interest but I realize this might be a personal preference. Your dining room would look great with an art print or canvas on the facing wall. I love the metal piece you have there now but the room needs a pop of color and a bigger painting or print would bring some cheer into the room. This is all subjective, of course.
  • Karen McMullen Karen McMullen on Feb 18, 2015
    looks like your cupboards are similar in colour to my aging pine wainscotting in my dining room. I hemmed and hawed for so long as to what colour to paint my walls. I ended up doing them in a soft butter shade, it really compliments the wood.
  • Christina Christina on Feb 18, 2015
    I had these cabinets in my house. They look great with pale blue/green, Robin's Egg blue or even a pale grayish blue. But if the space is dark I'd go with a butter color as Karen suggested. Cool colors (blues, greens and violets) recede and make the space feel larger though. The cabinets will blend with yellow providing a calmer feeling while the blues contrast well with the cabinets and provide an energized feeling.
  • Mary Mary on Feb 19, 2015
    I am going to remove the border. Do you think I could use a rug under the table for color and shape?
  • Mary Mary on Feb 19, 2015
    Thanks for all the great suggestions!
  • Michelle Rother Michelle Rother on Feb 19, 2015
    I agree with the light taupe color looks great with the cabinets. However I thought that the dining room could use a large mirror on the back wall. That would make the space feel more open and yes, a rug would soften the look.
  • Baker Baker on Feb 19, 2015
    Check out Sherwin William ,color wool skein.
  • Paula Edmonds Paula Edmonds on Feb 19, 2015
    I think the butter cream color would look good too. The dining room needs color. The Rug is a good idea and if you like one of the colors in the rug- might try painting the walls that color.
  • Coalhouse general store Coalhouse general store on Feb 19, 2015
    i seen a beautiful well done room just like this, she did the walls in a very light lemon yellow and put a copper tin backsplash and new hardware to match, talk about taking traditional honey oak to the next step!.. it looked awsome and just popped!
  • Sherry Fram Sherry Fram on Feb 19, 2015
    Definitely get rid of the border as it makes the ceiling seem low. I agree with the lighter colors and a rug under the table. New hardware on the cabinets will refresh them up.
  • ..I like a lot of MaryStLoius ' ideas, Yes, a light cream or similar color and I would add that a mirror that is a bit big, , but not OVERLY large, be in your dining space...to ' open up ' the area and provide more light. ( Oh, I just noticed a comment about that. ) One does have to be careful about colors that ' compete' with your cabinets...and ' close the space in '....and a rug to ' ground ' your dining area would be great, as previously mentioned.