Bisque appliance, need help with cabinet color?

Michael Calero
by Michael Calero

My appliances are bisque, working fine and don't want to replace them. Orgainally was going to do the upper cabinets white and bottoms a dark grey. But once I saw the appliances against the white primer I saw that was not a good match. I will be installing a new floor also and it's vinyl Cali Saddlewood like a Brazilian cherry or very close. I would like some opinions.. As you can see above the sink I attempted a comfy beige by Behr, going back and forward if that will do it. I want the cabinets to pop out ...

q bisque appliance need help with cabinet color

Stripe above sink is comfy beige, Behr N290-3. I still have the original paint in white and dark grey.

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 22, 2021

    I would go with Mediterranean by heirloom to pop.

  • I would use a color to make them pop. Something in the blue family - maybe Teal?

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Dec 22, 2021

    you could antique the cabinets or use a dark grey - there are so many color pallets to choose from maybe get some samples of paint in the little cans before deciding

  • William William on Dec 22, 2021

    I would paint the soffit and shelf Comfy Beige, white for the upper cabinets and blue family for the lower cabinets. Mediterranean like Kathy suggests is bold and luxurious but a little dark. Marquee Jay Bird by Behr is lighter. Comfy Beige on the soffit would tie in with the new flooring. You don't want a dark color for the uppers, it would make the kitchen look smaller.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 22, 2021

    Beige uppers and teal lowers.

  • Betsy Betsy on Dec 22, 2021

    Hi Michael: My personal opinion is to select a colour that will blend everything in. You have a lot going on in that little space, and I think I'd like something that would relax the eye instead of giving it more stuff to look at. So, saying that, I'd go with the comfy beige, or a light colour, on all of the cabinets and the shelving near the ceiling. Actually, I'd remove the shelving as it's really close to the ceiling and pretty much useless. You can put them elsewhere, like in the bathroom or another room. Just MHO.

    Good luck

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    • Betsy Betsy on Dec 24, 2021

      I think that is going to look awesome! :)

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 22, 2021

    I got several paint chips and brought them home and laid them on top of my counter to see what works best with my color of counter and walls. Ended up with a sage green that compliments both colors. Sage green works for me since I am going for a modern country look.

  • Janice Janice on Dec 22, 2021

    Teal is the first color that comes to my mind, since you want the cabinets to "pop". Plus teal will look good if you ever change to stainless steel appliances.

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Dec 22, 2021

    I would try a light blue here is a tutorial on painting my cabinets this light blue.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Dec 23, 2021

    The type of lighting you have in a room can change the perceived paint color considerably. See examples below.

    Fluorescent lighting tends to cast a greenish tone, and incandescent a yellowy tone. LED light, especially daylight LED, is the more clear, and casts the least color on painted surfaces.

    Is the ceiling fixture fluorescent? If so, and if you are considering replacing it with LED in the near future, I would advise to do so first, before choosing paint colors.

  • Annie Annie on Dec 23, 2021

    I would keep the cabinets a lighter color. Dark will make the space look small. Perhaps a light peach color would work......

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 23, 2021

    Leave the Cabinets White and do everything else in the Bisque Colour. Add Bright Accessories to the scheme for a POP of colour.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Dec 23, 2021

    Do gray or black

    • Michael Calero Michael Calero on Dec 24, 2021

      It's a small kitchen similar to condo type since it's a cottage, 13x9. I figured dark color would make the kitchen smaller. So I decided on a light green (pastel) since I'm in Florida. icon

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Dec 24, 2021

    'Good to hear that you have updated the light fixture already. From the one photo that you posted, I could not determine if it was fluorescent or not.

    When the project is finished, post some before and after pictures of your new kitchen, to share here on Hometalk.

    Merry Christmas.🎄

  • You can buy large magnets to put over appliances that don't match, so you don't have to paint them.

  • Amazing Grace ! Amazing Grace ! on Dec 24, 2021

    I think I read in your posting that you are adding a Vinyl Floor? What ??? Your picture shows tile, are you seriously going to ditch the tile and put a vinyl floor in? If so, what colors are in the vinyl flooring that you picked? Perhaps I misunderstood, but then again... I have not seen the final pictures as of yet? ... Did I miss something?

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    • Michael Calero Michael Calero on Nov 10, 2022

      Yes, the vinyl floor is floating, no damage was done to the tile. I just got tired of the white tile floor , 20 years is enough wanted a change. Happens.. LOL Look at that photo above, it's red cherry ...

  • Yvonne Yvonne on Dec 27, 2021

    Lite gray

    • Yvonne Yvonne on Dec 27, 2021

      Make up your color using drk.grey n off white or white .and get it right (ur color grey) and call it AMAZING GREY

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Dec 31, 2021

    I would paint cabinets light shade of gray

  • Don't let the primer scare you -- you can find whites that have warmer undertones that will be compatible with your appliances. Finding the same type of gray with a warm undertone will blend well too. Pick up a bunch of samples and weed through them, you'll find the right shade.

    • Michael Calero Michael Calero on Jan 13, 2022

      What I had before it was antique white, I wanted something slightly different. So the final decision was a light green.. I also made the cabinets shaker..

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 10, 2022

    I would go with a nice natural looking green.