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Old 10-26-2008, 11:12 PM
 
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My wife and I just bought our first home, but cant decide what color to paint the kitchen. The walls are gray right now with a stacked stone accent wall. Anyone have any suggestions for us?
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I'd personally go with something with a tan tone to it, but not too dark. My FIRST thought was a mustard yellow, to try and hide dirt and grease, but that wouldn't go well with your accent wall.

You'd have to compare the tan chips against that accent wall at different times of the day. Morning, afternoon, and evening (artificial light) to see what they look like in the different lighting schemes available...and make your choice from there.
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:30 PM
 
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I definately agree about looking at the different colors under different lighting. As you can see from the 2 pictures, the colors in the tile and stone look quite a bit different with different lighting.
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:32 PM
 
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
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I say go with a Alaskan Sky Blue and a Alaskan snow cap white.

-Maverick!-
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:38 PM
 
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I am partial to a soft yellow because you can put nearly any color with it. If you have grease on the walls, you will have to remove it before you paint. Killz will kill dirt and stains, but not grease.. Dawn soap will degrease most anything, but..... you have to go back an rinse it off until the water is clear. Been there done that.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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Definately the darkest color in the stone! Rich and warm!
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Pocono Mts.
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on Benjamin Moore's website, they have what they call the Personal Color Viewer - you can use one of their sample photos, or upload your own digital photo & then you can play with color. I think you should paint the lower part of that Island counter in the same color as the wall, or with an accent color within the same hue. And, I don't know why, but my eye sees a cornice over that window...just a thought. It is a nice kitchen though!


http://www.benjaminmoore.com/bmpsweb...eLabel=fh_home
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I am partial to a soft yellow because you can put nearly any color with it. If you have grease on the walls, you will have to remove it before you paint. Killz will kill dirt and stains, but not grease.. Dawn soap will degrease most anything, but..... you have to go back an rinse it off until the water is clear. Been there done that.
Trisodium phosphate. Don't know if you can find the "real" thing anymore. I know paint stores sell an artificial version of it.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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i also think a soft yellow. i know it's used everywhere but it would look really pretty with the stone and your cabinets. it's a beautiful kitchen! a color from that 2nd piece of tile out from the cabinet in the picture that pocono posted. that lighter, yellowy colored tile.
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:18 AM
 
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I vote to pull out the darkest medium tone in the stone, like one of the "oranges" and make it very warm. I would deffinately paint the underside of the counter as well. That will tie in the stone I think I saw in the adjacent room. Beautiful kitchen.
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