Please help with color ideas

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Just purchased a home by the lake where the kitchen cabinets need an update. My style is casual: distressed woods, metals, ratan with a touch of romantic feel. Color suggestions are GREATLY appreciated.
q please help with color ideas
q please help with color ideas
q please help with color ideas
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  • Annabelle Annabelle on Feb 11, 2018
    I love teal and brown They look great together

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 11, 2018
    painting is very personal....browse through others ideas...https://www.hometalk.com/categories/painting-techniques/interior/cabinets

  • PAMELA PAMELA on Feb 11, 2018
    WITHOUT KNOWING YOUR COLOR SCHEME AND WHAT TYPE OF WATER YOU ARE LOCATED ON, IT IS DIFFICULT TO ANSWER. FIND A SOURCE FOR MAGAZINES, MAYBE YOUR LIBRARY? AND PICK UP SOME IDEAS. YOU MAY WANT TO DO SOMETHING CREATIVE WITH YOUR BACKSPLASH, RATTAN ON SOME OF THE LESS USED, NON-MESSY FOOD PREP AREAS. I WOULDN'T JUST START PAINTING THE WALLS, LIKE WITH THE AREA AND LOOK FOR INSPIRATION. HAVE FUN, PAMELA JAMES, SAN ANTONIO, TX

  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Feb 11, 2018
    I would start with a really cool backsplash and go from there. You may find that is all the change you are looking for.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 12, 2018
    Pale Blue/grey colour on the cabinets and darker splashbacks. Or maybe paint the Over Cabinet Pelmet White Satin finish Or just add Mirror tiles around it Or Wallpaper Border...........

  • Debbie West Debbie West on Feb 12, 2018
    One tip I read years ago when it came to deciding on paint colors was to open your closet and look at the predominating colors in there....those are the colors you prefer personally....and take it from there. Have fun!

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Feb 12, 2018
    Your kitchen has great bones. You can paint cabinets if you want to save them or just have door fronts updated but keep in the same color. Frankly if you mean color as in walls and drapes I would agree with a few of the comments especially these 2 look in your closet and it may direct you to a color you love because you tend to gravitate to that color family,but that's not always the case, if for instance you work in a conservative office,you may not be able to express your personal style. Other comment was the one of rest of house and also the water view. It matters because usually one can see one room from the next and people seem to like or feel that they need to stick to same scheme if you are like that and have already used colors in rest of house that you love then use a color in that family in this space. Water view matters because lake Superior is not like lake Michigan nor is it Florida coral nor gulf of Mexico all have different shades and each has its own personality even though you can use what you stated you like in each you would use different hues,in my opinion. But you have a great amount as to what you like which is the biggest step. You like metals have you thought about bringing that into those rooms on the ceiling,just not in copper, of course you could do your back splash in metal tiles but see that screams modern,ceiling is old world style and you can also buy tiles for ceiling that you glue and are white that you can paint and it adds interest and charm which can be translated to romantic laid back if done in a soft cream color. It sounds like you don't care for bright in your face colors but with that said different people conjure up different ideas of what things mean to them and hey let's face it this is not the best way to communicate a lot is lost when you don't here the other persons voice. OK so to me I keep looking at your pictures and just think that if you go old world style french down that road with floral in drapes and paint table in a cream color maybe decoupage with cut out floral from a wall paper or some beautiful scrapbook paper that would add that charm then I would have chairs with slip covers in a basic cream in front and on skirt but maybe a floral or stripe in coordinating color to table and drapes. If you are lucky enough to find rattan in a store of used furniture or an estate sale then I would change table out. I think that the room screams 1980's. The worst to me is the moulding it's so dark against those stark walls and that tile. You definitely need a carpet that can be cleaned under your table at least,which I will just state that I don't recommend carpet, or tugs under a table that you eat at but unless you have a huge budget to gut kitchen and put in hardwood or laminate floors those tiles need help. They are too white. I totally see why you want help but I don't know your budget so I'm going to stick to the bare minimum. OK paint a color you love to see everyday that makes you happy period don't worry about water it will be an expression of you. But pick a deeper hue so that the cabinets don't appear so dark. Next I would paint moulding depending on what you like white or cream. Remember if you go with cool shade on wall stick with white if you go warm then use either. But white is traditional does not scream laid back romantic warm feeling. Cream is warm and if you go warm would be my choice for the look you seem to want. Because you have that on you counter tops I would stick to a warm tone. I have never painted cabinets it seems like it's the new thing and here to stay since you can order cabinets in several shades as well so if you are up to task go for it many tutorials here and on line. I would stick with cream and distress with the wax I believe that you use. People here swear by it and they say they hold up well just follow instructions. You could always do a color on top and leave bottom ones alone. But yes warm them up next to that floor so that the room doesn't look cookie cutter builder grade. I like the color of the cabinets I dislike the floor if I'm totally honest. If I had money to just change one thing out it would be the floor it's the biggest distraction and there is just so much of it exposed it mimics the ceiling except that people don't walk around with their heads up. I would never recommend painting tile. I know that it apparently can be done but you appear to have a pool can you imagine how quickly it will be ruined? OK so if you can replace if not cover with a few rugs that can be sent out to be cleaned. So walls are done moulding is done and floor is covered so you need to decide if once that is done if cabinets are still stark then you may want to deal with them. I would get rid of blinds and sheer curtains but drapes at either end for color and to bring everything together. I would definitely switch out table and chairs or paint and slip cover. As to what color my preference is organic green. I love it. But most may not. Hey battan board is a nice touch to the walls and if you can use a circular saw you can do on your own and it's cheap but looks great but not stuffy if you paint it the right color. Then you only need to paint the wall above it and that can be a bold color. Because of your cabinets stain I would definitely go with a glossy creamy color on the wood and a satin finish of same color on the wall between the wood. If you have no clue as to what that is,it on this site with instructions. Cream is laid back without being sloppy. White is more formal to me. But hey you asked for ideas. I would go with a warm coffee with cream color. Not tan but not caramel but not butterscotch. It's a combo of those. It's coffee with about a 4th of it with cream. It's a warm color for the walls yet relaxing. Goes with everything and you can change basically everything out and still use that color with new changes. OK well I could keep going but I won't cause I don't know if you like any of this yet.