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Still struggling with kitchen contrast
April 6, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hi all, I posted a few weeks ago re: cabinet colors for my kitchen remodel. We have a lovely new mid-tone hardwood floor, and I don't want the new perimeter cabs to be too similar in color. Cream paint w/ a coffee glaze would be a good choice, but husband doesn't care for painted wood. He thinks it's too country, and we are more transitional. I too am usually drawn more to stains, but am trying to keep the big picture in mind. Attached are pics of current kitchen and cabinet samples. We will go with a black rubbed or dark stained island w/butcher block top, so the 2 dark samples are for the island. Do you think the mid-tone maple samples are too similar to the floor? I could go lighter in stain, but want to avoid the natural maple I have now (that's yellowed after 12 years). Or is the consensus to try and love the paint with a more modern cabinet profile?