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Old 04-14-2011, 11:45 PM
 
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i get that same response from everyone! Seems to be extremely unique. I personally could go either way with liking it or not, my fiance loves it.
I love the brick floor. Keep it. It can be very modern, especially with a future countertop selection whenever you have money in the future.

I'm going to add another vote to moss green. It's the perfect color with the brick. Don't listen to naysayers.

There was another thread last year with a kitchen being designed with a brick floor. I'll see if I can find it. I believe there were pictures.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:51 PM
 
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Here's the thread for the other kitchen with a brick floor. Her problem was trying to find the right replacement for a poor backsplash choice.

Help!! Backsplash issues!

I personally am bias but I believe my recommendation of a copper backsplash was the best solution for her floor.

Your floor has different colors---more red and orange than greys and greens like hers though.

I just thought it would be nice for you to see another kitchen with a brick floor. The mossy green would work best in your kitchen.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:46 AM
 
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wow! thanks everyone for all the replies! The rail things above the cabinets will def be gone. It looks like the mossy green seems to be the favorite. Now what if I said I was going to change the countertops to black granite look. So SS w/black trim appliances, black countertops, brick floor, same cabinets....would the mossy green still be the winner?
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:00 AM
 
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Now what if I said I was going to change the countertops to black granite look. So SS w/black trim appliances, black countertops, brick floor, same cabinets....would the mossy green still be the winner?
Mossy green works with black countertops. I wouldn't bother with the expense of installing granite on those cabinets though. Pick a less expensive black countertop. Those cabinets just aren't "granite" cabinets. If you do insist upon granite, just chose your color wisely because black granite comes in many colors, some black granite even have green in them. I personally would just go with a solid black countertop of a less expensive material.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:10 AM
 
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I was thinking about trying the rustoleum countertop transformation kit in either black granite or black onyx. I have read some good reviews on it. Any thoughts?

Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations™ - A Revolutionary Kitchen Transformation System
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:15 AM
 
Location: The Middle
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Nice kitchen. Green would work as well as a tan color. I think your cabinets already have a modern feel. I definitely would lose the top rail molding on the top of the cabinets though. Here is a picture that might help. Congrats on your new home!

http://www.hudsonplacerealty.com/HudsonPlaceRealty/images/images_listings/sales/2010/2279/Web_736_Park_kitchen3.jpg (broken link)
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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We have an exposed brick wall like that in our kitchen, and the other 2 walls are painted a goldish color, in medium tone...it picks up one of the colors in the brick, and we think it looks nice.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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Usfpaul82,
I know noone suggested this color, but I would go with a light pale blue.
It would really showcase the brick floor, which I think is the most awesome floor I have ever seen in a kitchen.
I would also paint the kitchen cabinets bright white, with modern steel colored knobs since you will be updating the applicances in stainless eventually.
You can always try a real lite blue color, and paint is very forgiving, just change it.
I love the idea of black counter tops, and if you want granite, go for it!
I saw the countertop kit you were talking about and wondered if it would look as good as they say.
I think it was only 250.00 for the kit, suppose to look like stone I think.
That is alot cheaper than genuine stone by about a thousand dollars. LOL.
Congrats on your new home, it is beautiful and now you will make it your own.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Balt / DC / ATL / SF / Seattle
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I agree with the poster that said to get a less expensive countertop than granite. If you have any feeling you may redo the kitchen in the next few years, you don't want to be stuck with a big slab of granite you can't use anymore, should you make any changes to the footprint. Ikea sells some good contemporary-styled laminate countertops. Maybe look into those.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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Wow, that's some floor you have there.

I live in Virginia and that floor looks very colonial; I've seen them as original floors in historic houses. It is very unique. Interior designs with these floors can vary, but I've noticed that kitchens with these floors stick to natural materials, often using unique materials like giant raw timbers, hammered copper, another coordinating stone, and wooden doors.

I don't like green. Every green I've seen so far looks like puke.

First, how about changing the grout color in the brick? Grey or dark grey?

I think your idea of black appliances and a black countertop will look nice. I'd probably go with something white on the walls. this is unusual for me to say this because I typically do no like white walls. But whites come in any different shades and tones - the cool, warm, etc. Not a stark bright white.

Change up to black or bronze hardware.

How about a backsplash in metal?

New faucet. this is an easy change with big impact. The faucet is considered the jewelry of the kitchen.

When you accessorize, think of more texture -- weathered objects, stone (like a garden statue or urn), etc. Keep it simple though and try to mix with some modern elements.

Also, reupholster the seats of the chairs in a good quality, coordinating fabric. Good luck! Sounds like a fun project!
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