Kitchen colors for beach house
dm8338
March 14, 2013 in Design Dilemma
redoing house..open concept. Kitchen has white cabinets and light hardwood floors..boring! but builder says dark floors will scratch with sand from beach..so..need to come up with new colors for backsplash, countertops and walls..Don,t want nautical or seashells all over. want classy. Please help..was going for dark floors.
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creeser
I'd keep the tones light. I think a lot of people drift towards blues for a beach house, but I saw a Candace Olsen show where she used paint the color of sand for a beach home. It translated well as 'beach' without being kitchy.
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0825sam
I agree with the sandy look - I love love the backsplash in the attached photo. If its not too much white for you I would consider a white quartz backsplash. In the photo it's caesarstone - I have silestone white Zeus extreme in my kitchen with white cabinets.
I think something like this backsplash will allow you to use any accent color or shade of blue you want.
I also like a Carrara marble with a black counter as well. You could do a carrara subway, hexagon, skinny rectangles, I also like subway in a herringbone pattern.

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0825sam
P.S. are you already decided against the dark floors?
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dm8338
Thanks for comments..how about gray quartz for countertops and white backsplash with an accents tile thats neutral for a pop of color...like ???
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olldroo
The light hardwood floors might look boring to you, but honestly you would have regretted the dark floors. As the builder said, sand will scratch and marks will show up much more on a dark floor plus every little bit of fluff and dirt shows too. Dark floors are actually harder to keep clean than white ones. The light colour will give you house a more 'beach' style too.
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feeny
Gray quartz counters with a white backsplash will look lovely. Just be aware that any accent tile you choose will "date" faster than the more neutral details of the rest of the kitchen. That's not necessarily a reason to avoid it, but it's worth thinking about carefully.
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creeser
I would keep the accent tile neutral and bring in the color with your curtains, rugs, vases. Turquoise would be lovely with the neutral palette and keeping with the beach feel.
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