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Old 03-10-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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Need a nice paint color for my kitchen/dining area (only 1 window). This area is open to the Living room that has Taupe/Tan painted walls. Need something that will look nice with this color. There is NO window treatments or color scheme in either of the rooms. Sorry no pics at this time. What color would you use in the kitchen/dining area?
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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How about one shade darker or lighter than your living room? Personally I would not want contrast (like a completely different color than your living room.....using darker/lighter shades of the same color family is a trick used by many interior decorators. I love to keep the kitchen neutral so that I can add seasonal color - dark oranges, deep reds and golds in the fall, bright spring greens with spots of yellow and red for the spring and summer.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:55 AM
 
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Since your other room is painted in taupe / tan tone, i would suggest something in lime yellows, lemon or light apple green with terra cotta scheme. White for your window.

Jeanne
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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No idea. What effect do you want in the kitchen? Open/spacious/modern or cozy/country? It really depends on how big your kitchen is and how you want it to "feel."
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Here is an example of what I was talking about - this is a pic of our kitchen in our former house - the wall color is Eddie Bauer Pecan and it is more like a nut color - warm and not so washed out as in the picture. I had a lot of fun using rich blues, oranges, lime greens, etc....I'm doing the same in the new kitchen I have now.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/Cattknap/Kitchen Pics Before and After/IMG_5247.jpg (broken link)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/Cattknap/Kitchen Pics Before and After/IMG_5603.jpg (broken link)
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:07 PM
 
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I would almost start with some curtians or something that you like and want to do in the area and select a paint color from there. Its easier to find a paint color to go with what you like than finding stuff to go with the paint color (I hope that makes sense )
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:35 AM
 
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there are many pretty colors in the blue shades of paint which would blend nicely. even blue-greens.
maybe peach colors also.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:33 PM
 
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Instead of painting kitchen get tiles installed (depend upon your budget), otherwise combination of darker and brighter green would look fine too.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I'm deciding on paint colors for an entire house right now! Over whelming.

What I've found helpful is to get lots of paint chips and play around with them. In your case tape some paint chips to the kitchen walls and look at them. Pick out a couple or three that please you and look nice with the living room color.

Get samples! Paint squares of the possibilities on the kitchen walls. Look at the samples for several days. I think you will see which color you like best.

Right now, it seems to me, that the trend is toward different colors that are the same intensity in different rooms. A few years ago I was painting with several tones of the same color, but no more. I like choosing different neutrals of the same intensity to "go with" each other. If your living room color is a grayed color, I'd look for another grayed color. If primary, then go primary. If pastel, then possibly a darker pastel. All the colors you use should be having pleasant conversations with each other.

Good luck!
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Here is an example of what I was talking about - this is a pic of our kitchen in our former house - the wall color is Eddie Bauer Pecan and it is more like a nut color - warm and not so washed out as in the picture. I had a lot of fun using rich blues, oranges, lime greens, etc....I'm doing the same in the new kitchen I have now.


your colors are close to what I will be going with. In fact that is one reason, but not the only reason we are replacing our counters. Right now we have a pretty open floor plan with our living room being off white and our drapes which I love have a lot of red, off white (antique) and golds in them. This carries into our dining room with the same warm fall colors. Our kitchen which opens to our dining room has off white laminated surface and dark blue tile backsplash. I have a huge collection of dough boy trinkets. As much as I love them and have qute a few bucks invested in the collection I am tired of it and the colors just don't blend..I will just have to store the dough boy stuff away.
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