Need ideas on paint for kitchen cabinets!
judichristopher
March 7, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I'm helping a friend update her kitchen on a VERY small budget. So far we've painted the walls this dusty teal. She has a new counter-top coming that is a pale stone laminate (granite look), a deep, white cast iron sink, rubbed bronze faucet, and a floating laminate floor that is a light gray stone-look and a rubbed bronze chandelier. Can't afford to replace the cabinets so we're painting them and maybe hardware. I found a cabinet door that is a light brown/taupe that looks good with the counter-top and flooring. I also liked a dove gray. She wants to repaint them white. Any ideas would be SOOO helpful! Remember, little budget...
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lastplace
I love your kitchen paint color, and agree with all your choices on counter, lights etc except the brown taupe for the cabinets. Taupe has a pink undertone that will not work with your other choices. I think the dove gray is a far better choice. Send more pics as you go. Looks good
March 7, 2013 at 6:49pm     
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judichristopher
I'm not describing the brown very well. It's not pink at all. Tell you the truth, I've never seen this color. Very light brownish, .....
March 7, 2013 at 6:54pm   
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lastplace
How does it look up against your walls? Does it say WOW
March 7, 2013 at 7:11pm     
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
If you can give us the color in either Sherwin-Williams or Benj. Moore colors, we can check it out on our paint decks. Here are my suggestions:
1. The angled top trim on the kitchen window would be easy to change to a flat trim.
2. Add simple crown trim to cabinets. Keep it very simple to go with style of cabs.
3. Add a fun, colorful area rug, perhaps 5 x 8, angled in the open area. It can be an outdoor rug.
4. Get bigger table and more chairs.
5. Consider painting the lower cabinets a light orange, such as Sherwin-Williams Chivalry Copper.
Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Modern Wave Stripe Outdoor Rug - 4 colors! kitchen
March 7, 2013 at 7:15pm   
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judichristopher
lastplace- I think it looks great. My friend is not sure.
Carolyn- GREAT ideas! Orange huh? I think that would be interesting...I'll get the paint color.
March 8, 2013 at 7:09am   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Let us know how it's going please.
March 8, 2013 at 8:03am   
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judichristopher
Excited to get this going and will post pictures as we go. Thanks for your great advice!
March 8, 2013 at 8:16am   
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