Accent wall color for this open living/dining/kitchen area
Priya p
January 7, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Hi,

Could you suggest some accent wall colors that will go well with the kitchen cabinetry shown in the pictures? Im planning to keep the space- modern/contemporary and prefer neutrals. Im thinking of a gray accent wall, but not sure what shade of grey will look good with white walls and this cabinetry. Please help!

Thanks a lot!
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Priya p
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Dytecture
Here is one idea of gray with a hint of green in it.


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Priya p
Thank you @Dytecture. I will look at a similar shade of gray in the brands available in my country.
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marlso
I would personally go with something of a more neutral cool gray tone - like Benj Moore Storm or Cinder Gray. It would also look great with your floors. It's difficult to tell what the wood looks like because in one photo it looks reddish and in another it's more ash. I would bring several chips of gray home and put it next to both the floor and cabinet.
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Priya p
Thank you @marlso! I think the first 2 photos give a more real picture of what the wood looks like. I'm thinking of a gray in these lines. What do you think?

I will checkout Benj Moore storm and cinder gray though. Thanks a lot.
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Priya p
Just looked at Benjamin Moore Storm. I think it is very close to what i have in mind. Thanks again!
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Priya p
What about the Runaway Grey in this palette?
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marlso
Yes. That could work nice.
Has some yellow in it though and I'm not sure if your cabinet has reddish hue in it or not--difficult to tell in photos. You need to get the chip and test it in room. It could end up going greenish on you in the room with the yellow undertones.
The trick is to bring a chip/sample of the colors into that room and see how it plays off of the light on that wall. It will look totally different in the room. You need to take a handful of samples and look at them on that wall next to the tile floors, cabinet and most importantly--natural light that hits that wall. Tape them all up and check in during the day. One of them will stand out as the winner.
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Lynnie
A little bit confused on this. The first 2 photos show the sort of beige color, while the third photo looks light gray. Also, what colors do you love? There are so many that you could go with. If you want to go Warm, I would go with a shade of light brown that brings in warmth and yet compliments gray. If you prefer the cooler shades got with that. You would have to look at palette cards and hold them up to see what looks nice. Also, try it in all different lights, morning, mid-day, evening, and artificial lighting.
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Priya p
Yes, i will get the chips and hold it up and see.

@lynnduron- it is more beige/red hue and definitely not grey/ash tones.
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mpoulsom
I like your Smokey Grey color better! A little more dramatic!
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Lynnie
It is good to know that it is more beige/red hues. You might want to go with One Wall red. I see that a lot and with the right color red, it would look spectacular. The other walls could be a light golden/beige. It would brighten up the whole area.
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