What color would you paint for a open living room and kitchen combo

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I have an open living room and kitchen combo with a cathedral ceiling. The front and back wall extends from the living room to the kitchen. What colors would look best?


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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 02, 2022

    Cream or light gray, they go with most decors.

  • I had an open livingroom/kitchen in one house and painted it pale yellow. It was beautiful and looked different depending on the light/time of day.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 02, 2022

    What colors do you like or dislike? Do you want to brighten your room? What are the colors of your furniture and accent colors? What is your look since the look dictates somewhat the colors you would want to use.

  • Janice Janice on Jan 02, 2022

    White for the ceiling and either a creamy white that is slightly darker than the ceiling or a very light grey, depending on your personal preference. Grey's can be difficult because they can tend toward blue, so gather lots of samples from the paint store.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jan 02, 2022

    You could do one accent wall one color to set off the both rooms. Then do the other 3 walls a neutral color to tone down like crea m on 3 walls and a pretty olive green on the accent wall then carry the green in the other rooms like pillows curtains.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 02, 2022

    Or to take it one step further a mural on one wall flanked by a nice color to bring it all togather. Amazon has a big selection of wall murals. I am thinking about one in my dining room.

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=wall+murals&crid=1KM1ZL4REPMY9&sprefix=wall+murals%2Caps%2C150&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jan 02, 2022

    If you are considering changing the lights in the ktichen or living room in the near furture, I would advise that you do this first, before repainting.


    Different lighting can cause how the perceived paint colors look. Incandescent light casts a yellowy tone, fluorescent a greenish tone, with LED light being most clear.

  • Dee Dee on Jan 02, 2022

    I like a light gray white. Be careful with grays and do not get one with purple pigments.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 02, 2022

    Hi Barbara: Depending on your decor, I think I'd choose a really light beige or something that compliments your carpeting. Just MHO :)

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jan 02, 2022

    Go with a neutral color and white trim throughout.

  • DeeDee Bibbs DeeDee Bibbs on Jan 02, 2022

    I would choose to colors from the same family with one a little lighter to make the area but different but still connected.

  • It depends on your tastes, how you want to unite or divide the areas, and how much natural light you get in each room. Honestly, you'll have to drop by a paint store, collect samples or swatches of colors that excite you personally and move them between the rooms at various times of day to find which ones work best.

  • Maura White Maura White on Jan 06, 2022

    Well - since you are living in the space - what colors do you love? I recommend a light neutral - like a light tan or light gray or light blue or light green. Look at some paint swatches or get some paint samples and put them on the walls and see what color you are drawn to the most. Also think about furniture or carpet color and what wall color will work best with all of that.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jan 07, 2022

    A neutral color like cream or pale green or white

  • Bennie Phillips Bennie Phillips on Jan 08, 2022

    Light gray