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Old 09-17-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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hello folks,

just got some new kitchen concrete counter tops, they are beautiful, but the wrong color, but we are keeping them

so, i need help with wall paint color suggestions

the cabinets are stark white, backsplash is white subway tile, and the countertops have an olive green undertone to them, i want the wall colors to be a neutral color that mutes the green in the countertops

any Ben moore suggestions? i only want to go to one store to get samples

thanks for the help
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I'm not sure why you would want to mute the olive green - that is a gorgeous color and sounds like the most interesting part of your kitchen - personally, I would paint the walls olive green - I think it would look fabulous.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:12 PM
 
Location: 38°14′45″N 122°37′53″W
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look into colors with a red undertone, as red technically cancels out green. As to exact colors at Ben Moore, hmmm, sorry, I guess you gotta go shopping! Good luck!
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:56 AM
 
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Sorry Bella but red and green are complimentary colors - they don't cancel each other out - they compliment each other which means they work well together.
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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so what color can i put on the walls to mute the green , like a taupe color maybe?
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: 38°14′45″N 122°37′53″W
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Sorry Bella but red and green are complimentary colors - they don't cancel each other out - they compliment each other which means they work well together.
Sorry Cattknap, but I have had waaaay too much schooling in color theory.
No. I'm sorry but you are mistaken.
Complementary does not mean "they compliment eachother".
It means that they are opposites on the color wheel.
They cancel eachother out.
Look up some basic color theory and you'll see what I mean.
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I know what you are saying is true - but they do compliment, sorry, complement eachother - red and green do go together beautifully but I don't think they cancel each other out and yes I realize they are opposite each other on the color wheel. With an all white kitchen I think painting the walls with a red undertone would call attention to the green not neutralize it...don't you think?
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:20 AM
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Rudbeckia (daisy), visit this site:
[SIZE=4]Benjamin Moore & Co.[/SIZE]
www.benjaminmoore.com/

When you do, click on:

For architects & designers
EXPLORE COLOR

you can then drag your arrow over the spectrum bar and possible find a color & name to take to the local store to view in person.
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: 38°14′45″N 122°37′53″W
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I know what you are saying is true - but they do compliment, sorry, complement eachother - red and green do go together beautifully but I don't think they cancel each other out and yes I realize they are opposite each other on the color wheel. With an all white kitchen I think painting the walls with a red undertone would call attention to the green not neutralize it...don't you think?
Well, I never suggested painting the walls red. I said look for colors with a red undertone, this could mean warmer type tones ranging through the yellow, beiges, peaches, whites grays etc...

Painting a deep red on the kitchen walls (which I would never recommend, by the way) with white cabinets etc...would be way too stark looking (but I guarantee you it would make the olive green color look more battleship grey)...
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Fresno, CA
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so what color can i put on the walls to mute the green , like a taupe color maybe?
A medium taupe sounds like a good idea.
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