What colour of paint goes best with oak kitchen units?

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I want to know what colour of paint would I use for the walls in my kitchen with oak units. The kitchen can appear dark at times so want to brighten it up.
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  • Linda Hayes-Trent Linda Hayes-Trent on Apr 12, 2015
    White is always a bright choice.
  • Mar S Mar S on Apr 12, 2015
    My kitchen is dark too, I went with Benjamin Moore HC-80 bleeker beige it is a great color and it isn't dark. I hate my oak cabinets they have turned really orange tinted as they age. Painting them might be the next project!
  • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on Apr 12, 2015
    I love Green with oak cabinets..I am using filmy green..its a very light gray green..by Sherwin-Williams.
  • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on Apr 12, 2015
    I don't like white walls..after a while it just looks dull and worn. I am not a fan of the all white kitchens.
  • Your Organized Friend Your Organized Friend on Apr 12, 2015
    Depends on if you would like you cabinets to pop or fade away. If you go with a blue shade your cabinets will pop out at you, if you want them to fade into the walls go with a yellow or orange shade.
  • Denise Denise on Apr 12, 2015
    I used a green called Wasabi powder....gorgeous!
  • Carol Skaggs Carol Skaggs on Apr 12, 2015
    I would choose a soft yellow or pale gold. It would make the kitchen warm and inviting and wouldn't call attention to your cabinets as much.
  • Carol Tanner Carol Tanner on Apr 12, 2015
    Walls in my kitchen are white, so it really sets off the honey oak cabinets. I have had the oak since 2004 and it has yet to turn orange. I use accents of red in the lighting and accessories, so there is a contrast to the dark granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. I think it came together well!
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 13, 2015
    I have a very light peach color in my kitchen. The wall leading into our small dining/2nd living room is a darker shade with the arch framed in white. I've been thinking about repainting, but, still like the color.