Asked on Mar 09, 2015

What color to paint above the kitchen cabinets

by Reginaeaster
So I am stumped, as you may have seen from some of my other post, I am adding blue to my kitchen and family room. I'm trying to get out of the red's, greens, golds etc....should I paint above the cabinets the same color as the rest of the kitchen? Or repaint the entire kitchen and family room, but what color...PLUS I want to repaint that dining room you can see peeking through. I was thinking maybe the same color as my living is a soft creme yellow and then maybe a soft blue for the dining room...hum...
sorry the photo is a bit dark...want to get rid of that red above the cabinets...thinking the same color as the rest of the kitchen or redo the kitchen in a soft creme like the living room pic.
this is the soft day hoping to add blue into this room as well along with the dinning room....will need to recover the sofas for sure...
  18 answers
  • Pat Mountfort Pat Mountfort on Mar 09, 2015
    paint above the cabinets white, that way whatever you display up there will show nicely. the dining room I would do a light grey blue. have fun
    • Reginaeaster Reginaeaster on Mar 09, 2015
      @Pat Mountfort oh my i hadn't thought of white or basically the same color as the cabinets....thanks and do you happen to know of a nice grey blue that doesn't look to babish
  • Geri P Geri P on Mar 09, 2015
    I'd use the same cream color...will look so much lighter & bigger....
    • Reginaeaster Reginaeaster on Mar 09, 2015
      @Geri P hi Geri, do you mean the same as the other part of the kitchen or the cream that is in the living room....thanks
  • Geri P Geri P on Mar 09, 2015
    I think the same cream as in the living that possible??
    • Geri P Geri P on Mar 10, 2015
      @Geri P I just re-did our kitchen....using a cream above a chair rail & white beadboard wallpaper below and there is such a difference it it unreal....go will love it! Looks like a great kitchen!!
  • Teresa C Teresa C on Mar 09, 2015
    Or you could do the opposite and paint walls cream and the cabinets the light blue
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Mar 09, 2015
    My software ? makes the red above cabs look black. My first impression was that is really sharp! I see red through the door. My thought was to continue with black frames for your 3 pics and paint the applique over the double doors black, too. The background in your living room rug also shows black which carries through from the kitchen as it shows. As it shows, I thought it looked nice.
  • Anne Marie Anne Marie on Mar 10, 2015
    I think you need some color on your walls. Gray would be beautiful. I would paint the walls all the same color to bring it all together. You need contrast between the cabinets and the walls. I would recommend Sherwin Williams comfort grey or any of the greys on the same color sheet. Also paint the wall above your cabinet the same color of your walls.
  • Melly Melly on Mar 10, 2015
    Paint the area above the cabinetry the same color as the rest of the kitchen.
  • Ann Ann on Mar 10, 2015
    How about a dark Navy? Also check Pottery Barn's March catalogue, much of the decorating is done with blues. I also like the idea of gray in your kitchen too. Gray is the new neutral.
  • Pam Bolton Pam Bolton on Mar 10, 2015
    Regina you have a beautiful home. I think that painting your dining room to match the living room is going in a good direction. How about painting the ceiling a light sky blue. Then paint your island that same blue and the space above the cabinets the same color as the family room walls.
  • Joann Locascio Joann Locascio on Mar 10, 2015
    @Pam Bolton what a great idea! @Reginaeaster your home is beautiful. Anything you do will look great. Gray is definitely coming to the forefront in home decorating.
  • Marie Buschenko Marie Buschenko on Mar 11, 2015
    I'm just here to say - beautiful home!
  • C&K Custom Remodeling C&K Custom Remodeling on Mar 11, 2015
    Add some contrast by doing a different color on the island. I have several more pictures on my website
  • Geri P Geri P on Mar 13, 2015
    So.....what did you decide to do??
    • See 3 previous
    • Reginaeaster Reginaeaster on Mar 16, 2015
      Yes I love it....may repaint one day the entire kitchen and family room .....jus had to get rid of the red
  • Suzanne Suzanne on Mar 14, 2015
    Like the soft tans and crèmes. Would continue them into dining rm to keep all looking spacious. Yes, rid of the red over cabinets; no more black.
  • Reginaeaster Reginaeaster on Mar 15, 2015
    so here's what i ended up with..i still need to put the blue items back up...thanks again to finish off the family room then maybe my bedroom or dinning can follow my blog on my redo's here:
    comment photo
  • Geri P Geri P on Mar 16, 2015
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 19, 2024

    Maybe go fora pastel olive green or maybe Duckegg Blue.

  • Hi Regina! You can use light colors. It makes the room more lighter and bigger. Hope this helps!