Looking for suggestion(s) of color for this kitchen

We just moved in. I really want to some color. The Granite is beige and blacks, a pretty common granite color. The cabinets white. The appliances stainless steel. Note the décor is from previous owner. We still have boxes everywhere.I would like to paint cabinets a grey color but not right now because I have so much else to do. Painting walls & doors are easy & quick so thought I would start there.The wall color extends into the open living area which I have posted below. Its a beige with a green tint. Wish it was a grey tint. Not a bad color but not my preference.I'm a blue/green person. Also like the black & greys with some bright white.We will be changing the two kitchen light fixtures to track lighting.
q looking for suggestion s of color for this kitchen, kitchen design, paint colors, painting
In kitchen looking into breakfast room. Laundry room door straight ahead.
q looking for suggestion s of color for this kitchen, kitchen design, paint colors, painting
Standing in kitchen looking to the right is living area & doorway is hall leading to bedrooms.
q looking for suggestion s of color for this kitchen, kitchen design, paint colors, painting
q looking for suggestion s of color for this kitchen, kitchen design, paint colors, painting
from kitchen toward living area
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  • Christina Christina on Mar 24, 2015
    I think you really need to get a lot of blue and green paint chips and hold them against the counter. Computer screens don't always show true colors. I think pale dusty blue would look good if my screen is showing true. Butter yellow, rust, peach may also work. I don't think greens will work.
  • Carolyn Carolyn on Mar 24, 2015
    behr paint site has a great paint tool called 'color smart' you can try on colors in similar rooms for an outlook. Have you thought about an assent wall? I went with eco green from behr paint which is a deep sage green and black gingham curtains to bring out black in counter. The color on the site looks so bad you have to try a sample. http://www.behr.com/consumer/colors/paint?color=PPU8-5#paint
  • Ron Skidmore Ron Skidmore on Mar 24, 2015
    1st Ceiling [white w/eggshell finish ] 2nd Walls [A light YELLOW but not to light A country yellow w/satin finish.] 3rd Cabinets and crown molding(at least 4 inches wide [WHITE w/glossy finish ]
  • Susan Sease Susan Sease on Mar 24, 2015
    I have a very similar granite and will be painting my cabinets soon but I painted the walls Chelsea Grey by Benjamin Moore. It picks up the darker flecks in the countertops, we love it!
  • Rjack Rjack on Mar 24, 2015
    Thanks all. I like Sherwin Williams paint. They have an online 'color smart' tool also. I'll try that. With the openness of this floor plan its a little difficult to determine where to stop the new color. At least with paint its easy to fix.
  • Shirl Braswell Shirl Braswell on Mar 24, 2015
  • Dee Dee on Mar 24, 2015
    I love gray, but it is a hard color to work with because of undertones. They can be blue, green, purple and brown. Get some color samples and put them on the walls in your house so you can see the true color. I actually went through 12 samples of gray before I found the one I liked for a bathroom. Lighting makes a HUGE difference.
  • Carolyn Carolyn on Mar 25, 2015
    Here is another site; where you can add these pictures of your kitchen for suggestions: http://www.pictaculous.com/
  • Moxie Moxie on Mar 25, 2015
    Congrats on the new home! Always fun to make it yours. Nice kitchen...somehow I feel like it needs textures to give the space depth along with color. If it were mine I would do the the grey beach type planking on the short wall behind the table and maybe also at the breakfast bar.
  • Alisa Alisa on Mar 26, 2015
    I love blues with beiges, they really compliment each other. I am partial to royal blue but Delft blue shades would also be wonderful. I must say that is the blandest kitchen ever!
    • Rjack Rjack on Mar 26, 2015
      @Alisa I agree. I think it was bland because a bachelor was living there then got married & they wanted to keep neutral because it was on the market. Then again some people are just afraid of color.
  • Julie Pearson Julie Pearson on Apr 01, 2015
    I would go with a very pale gray that has a blue undertone. Then when you paint your cabinets you could go with a darker shade of the same color. Stainless also has a gray undertone in some lights which would complement that choice of gray. If you get a lot on sun the gray will look almost white. I am planning to paint my cabinets like this and I have porcelain tile that is a beige/cream with light gray swirls. Good Luck.
  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Dec 07, 2015
    Paint the walls deep navy. Add accents in the form of towels, pictures, bottles
  • First thing that jumps at me is the bar area with the stools. Maybe clad that in reclaimed wood? See the photos for what I mean. Think about maybe doing some sort of wood treatment for the dining area. Maybe some beams? Or maybe paint the wainscot a charcoal gray or black and do a bright white for the wall,,,or vice versa. Kitchen cabinets could get a hardware update to something a bit more modern. Under that clock bring in something to go against the wall,,,either a buffet w/some color, a coffee bar island or maybe something topped w/some cool butcher block wood. Great space!
  • Rjack Rjack on Dec 11, 2015
    I need to update the photos. These were taken by seller just prior to our purchase. I like the idea of the wood on bar. We thought of that but just haven't done anything yet. This is actually my daughters house & she is on a tighter budget than I would be. Someone suggested a dark blue for walls. Funny she mentioned that because we did paint the front room a dark Sherwin Williams blue. And I was thinking we might use that same color in the breakfast area on the wainscoting. All good ideas. Thanks.
    • @Jack You could do the wood on the bar for practically no money. Just elbow grease. Get a bunch of pallets and take them apart. (you can find them for free sometimes on Craigslist.) Lots of how-to's on Pinterest for pallet wood stuff. I think it would great in the kitchen with the dark blue. New hardware would really make a difference too. (Xmas present, mom??!!!)
  • Rjack Rjack on Dec 11, 2015
    Thanks Beth for all the tips.
  • Leslie Leslie on Dec 12, 2015
    I would change out the lights also, but would rethink the track lighting. There are so many pretty lighting options, pls look at some before u do anything. The light over your dining room table needs to be lowered.
    • Rjack Rjack on Dec 12, 2015
      @Leslie This is the furniture & display the sellers took for showing. That table is no longer there. We're going to change out to a hugging ceiling fan with light. The kitchen light, a 14" round fixture is horrible. There is limited light in the kitchen. I have been looking for a black track light that is adjustable or curved so we can have 5-6 lights going horizontal with frig & sink & then horizontal with stove; or at least curved somewhat. I really need to take new pictures. I think these pictures were photo shopped because the lighting in this area really is low. And we can't increased the bulb wattage.
  • Leslie Leslie on Dec 17, 2015
    I understand your decisions now on the kitchen lighting. Without sounding like a know it all I think you will regret putting a fan over a dining room table. We have one in our family room and when we eat in front of the tv I have to turn the fan off because it makes your food cold really fast......and our family room is pretty good size, 26'x17'. Good luck with what ever you choose to do though!
    • Rjack Rjack on Dec 18, 2015
      @Leslie I agree about the fan but in this case that table is not there. There is a dining room to the left of the kitchen (not pictured). This area is we plan on installing a narrow bar to the left wall & a 3 small shelves across top.
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