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Old 03-03-2010, 04:40 PM
 
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I have just finished taking my 1980's orangey oak kitchen cabinets and turning them into beautiful country french distressed creamy yellow..but cannot find a wall color to suit them....any suggestions?
Will be putting a wrought iron and crystal chandelier over a distressed white round table and chairs....no pictures up yet, so I am open to any ideas...please help
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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White would go well. I'm going to do the opposite in my kitchen actually; once I have a construction project done in here (probably in a year or so), I'll have all the woodwork repainted white (it's already white) and I'll paint the walls a butter yellow.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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my kitchen is like BigDGeek's plan, white cabinets and a nice yellow on the walls. I really like it.

Share a photo? Maybe we can get a better idea of what to suggest.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:44 AM
 
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A nice blue would be perfect. I'm not going to hunt for a color name for you, but something like the blue of a well worn pair of jeans. I used a paint that was named Denim once, which might be a good choice. I wouldn't pick a light blue.
Yellows and blues work well together, think of French country.
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I am going to be leaning more towards a deeper mocha color since the cabinets are yellow. I think yellow and brown match so it would probably look good. But that is just my opinion which is worthless.

I like the rustic look so if your cabinets are the distressed look I do think mocha will look nice.
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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I agree with the blue suggestion - there's a fab UK brand called Farrow & Ball - their Chinese Blue or Stone Blue would look wonderful especially if you're going to cover the wall space in art.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:38 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I am going to be leaning more towards a deeper mocha color since the cabinets are yellow. I think yellow and brown match so it would probably look good. But that is just my opinion which is worthless.

I like the rustic look so if your cabinets are the distressed look I do think mocha will look nice.
Eh I don't know about that...yellow and brown makes me think of poop and pee. Seriously.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Gilbert Arizona
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If its truly a LIGHT creamy yellow then it will look good with a very pale khaki grey-green color. Sherwin Williams color is Cargo Pants(?). I chose this color for my aunt in her small kitchen w/creamy distressed cabinets. Its a very beautiful look. Another totally different look is a deeper mustard, which looks great with cream cabinets and wood floors, black accents. I have seen this look really good as well.

I really love painted cream cabinets when its done right. The iron accents will be really pretty!
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Yellow and brown together makes me think Waffle House. We've actually got yellow walls/brown cabinets/original ugly vinyl floors in our laundry room, and while I do really like the yellow, I still frequently think waffles when I walk through there.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:31 AM
 
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I would go for a neutral with yellow in it- straw, caramel, latte... I like the khaki idea too.
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