Hi everyone. Looking for opinion on paint colors to go with the wood floors in this house. The gold color just doesn't work. I like a grey/beige or light grey, but wonder if they would work. I normally like grey with dark floors, but since these are not, I need advice. Also, as far as the photos of the kitchen. The cabinets are cherry and are in great shape. Does anyone know if they are professionally sanded and painted white will they look professional or will they look like they're painted. I don't know how to add more than one pic at a time so I will have to reply with the pics. Thank you!
another pic of floors for wall color
You could do grays and taupes, varying in different rooms, or if you are staging for sale of the house, stick with the warmer grays such as taupes.
But if your paint is in good condition, and you are planning on staging the house for sale, I would leave it as is. The house flows nicely.
One thing about painting a room, the other rooms seem to need it too after you have started... it spreads throughout the whole floor... or house!
Would that be you Chloenkitty?? Professionally painted cabinets wouldlook like they came from the store if properly prepared and painted.
Sorry I didn't realize you were asking us to help you with a decorating job of yours.
I am glad all your friends ask you for decorating advice. You are checking with us for our opinions on what you are not sure about. Their questions need answering.
Refer them to a Google or Pinterest search with decor with that lighter floor, or different color on the walls so they can see what the choices are before committing to a new color scheme. You need them to choose and for them to be sure what they are getting, because it is them who will be living with this change.
Good luck!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Mary Ruth,
IMO it would be a mistake and a complete waste of money to paint such cabinets for resale. New owners can paint if they want and not everyone wants painted cabinets.
You or the present owners may not think the gold color works but a new prospective buyer may think it's fine. In the current economy it's not a great idea to spend a lot to sell. Only if the walls are in bad shape or a really ugly color would I recommend repainting. Better to give an allowance for painting and the new owners can then choose the color they like. Not everyone loves gray altho I realize it's the current fad.
I think you realized that the use of "I" was very confusing, giving your problem.
We were asking questions and trying to figure out the answers because of this confusion.
It is best to state what the REAL issue is in the begining so as to not waste our time giving advice that does not relate at all to the issue.
You see if a 'stager' asks questions as to solve a business issue (and is being paid for that consultation) and posts for us to solve for free, we can figure it out eventually.
And...after you posting all your decorating issues about your house and building new... the pictures of this place was confusing without introduction.
I realize our lives are not open books, but one does not gain the confidence of people who are asked for help if the story changes as the thread continues. After all, we are not about solving mysteries but trying to help people with real decorating questions.
You see, paint colors, decorating dilemmas, and traffic pattern solutions are all solved with the goal of helping to find a solution. BUT if someone is selling in this market, we want to mention that the cost and outcome would be different than before the market fell. As mentioned, there is no sense to throw money at something that won't be recovered.
Since this house was just purchased (would have saved me time of responding the wrong answer if I knew this) there is a different outcome to the suggestions. I do like the gold walls, so it is good to know that the new buyer does not care for them and would like a change. It is HER preferences that are important and what she wants the space to feel like and make it her home. Her furnishings (does the picture reflect her furniture or the Sale photos?) And what colors her family like to live with and make them feel good.
So, if you have not gotten a direct answer yet, the reasons stated might be the issue.
Good luck with your project!
Obviously if they are painted they will look as if they are painted - isn't that the point? If they are done by a professional who has good references it should look like a good paint job tho.
So have they bought the house already or only thinking about buying?
Anyhow, all a moot point as I can have an opinion on almost anything! LOL Just wish I had known all the facts earlier, it would have saved time.
Kitchen first - yes, it will look very white with white cabinets and white floors obviously. Some people like that - does your friend like that look? Does she like cooking and cleaning? Because an all white kitchen will need constant wiping and cleaning and more if it's used a lot. BTDT and won't do it again. I like a clean kitchen but cooking from scratch all the time for a family with small kids meant that my white kitchen needed way more cleaning to look clean than other kitchens I've had.
About choosing a color for the walls depending on color of floors - here's some info:
The color of those wood floors seems from the pic to be warm, almost orange so IMO using grey may not be the best choice. However, after reading all that info you and your friend may have a better understanding of how color works.
Good luck, "time spent in reconnaissance is never wasted" - meaning don't be in such a hurry to get it done that you make serious mistakes.
I would not paint cherry kitchen cabinets. Cherry is a beautiful wood. These cabinets appear to be in fine condition. My personal preference would be to leave the cabinets alone. I would paint all the walls a color such as Sherwin Williams Silver Strand. It's a lovely light grey with a slight green edge. That would look beautiful with the hardwood flooring and also bring out the grain of the beautiful cherry cabinetry. All wood cabinets do not have to be painted especially if in good condition and a nice wood such as cherry. Just painting the walls a color such as the one mentioned will give the house an updated fresh feel.
Oh please don't paint the cabinets! Changing the wall colour will make all the difference.
I didn't want you to feel bad, sorry. Just be clear as to what you are looking for in answers.
Professional advice would never be to walk in and just paint perfectly good cabinets or change something drastically that is already in good condition. That is why I was confused! You say everyone comes to you for advice, but this was not making sense (if you had all that experience).
So, with that being said, why not answer the questions posted to you on this thread, they will help you to see what information you need to gather to help your 'client'.
I apologized to you on the previous reply, did you not read that? Seems as though you didn't see it. If you have me blocked I would fully understand.
You don't have to know the perfect questions to ask. I am sorry if I gave you that impression.
I am not sure if you are asking for advice
or just want support for what you want to do, when I am trying to find out from you what the buyer or your client wants.
White cabinets in the kitchen with white floor will not work, with the rest of that first floor decor that is just my opinion.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Mary Ruth,
Yes, I saw it Mary Ruth and there was not even a need to apologize, I wasn't upset with anyone I would never block you, I don't know why you thought that, of course not, never! I just feel like a jerk that I confused everyone when that was never my intention Sometimes I have so much going on that I ramble and that's not good, it's my own fault. For instance, we are selling our own home while building another, my father is very ill, I am consumed volunteering at an animal shelter, work full time and take care of my own family/pets so, needless to say, alot on my mind and sometimes I just type my thoughts when I find a second This message has been edited. Last edited by: chloenkitty,
I've been thinking the same thing.
Chloekitty, you have received advice and opinions from several posters and have not acknowledged any of them. Seems to me that if one posts and expects help the polite thing is to acknowledge OP's posts. Otherwise what is the point of any of us spending time to give you our 2 cents? You certainly don't have to agree with anyone's opinion but it would be nice if we at least knew you had read our posts.
I know it's easy enough here (or on any forum) for threads to go "sideways" but if posters don't want to get a reputation for being rude and ungrateful they need to respond to other people's posts. I know it may seem as if I want to be thanked, but quite frankly it makes no difference to me if people don't. Unlike many I don't consider forums to be a venue for a popularity contest. I know my opinions may not be universally accepted but being part of a forum does mean one should attempt to give back something occasionally which is why I take the time to ramble about my ideas. I consider forums to be a good way to 'brainstorm' decorating problems and one never knows when someone may benefit from a different idea.
" I consider forums to be a good way to 'brainstorm' decorating problems and one never knows when someone may benefit from a different idea" I so agree!
Rambling is not the issue and you did nothing 'wrong'. You just were not clear, and didn't respond to posts so I thought you couldn't see them.
Do not feel bad, just stick to the issue and you will learn something about your decorating dilemma. We are all grown ups here.
If all that incredibly stressful stuff is happening in your life, I am so sorry and maybe you should 'pass' on this one. I also have had health issues in my family so stress is high at my house too. That could also cause me to have less tolerance than usual. Take a deep breath and concentrate on what is important in your life, decorating is not priority.
Take a deep breath and relax spend time alone and destress. Now, just let this thread go and enjoy a stress free afternoon!
I am sure your SIL can handle her house, and if she asks you if you like her selection or not just be honest... if she wants more information, send her here to this board (it is FREE) and I am sure others will help her with answers while you take a time out and relax.
I hope your dad is OK and that he is at peace and relatively comfortable and in good care. I pray for the best of all outcomes for the loved ones in your family.
I meant no harm, and of course could not see through to the stress in your life. Please take care of yourself.
No one is perfect, least of all me... we ALL make mistakes and step on toes without meaning to, no need to apologize!
back to those cabinets...
I understand the dislike of the cabinets and the desire to paint them. I think they can easily be painted and look nice. Some like wood, some like white paint.
I also agree it is best to consider changing the flooring to wood at the same time.
Chloe, if you don't mind my unsolicited advice, I think you should tell your friend that while you are flattered at being asked for help, she should probably consult with a professional this time. Speaking as someone who does this for a living, decisions like this are fraught with peril if you make a mistake. It is nice that your friends like your taste but you are taking on an enormous responsibility if they are unhappy with the outcome. Picking out paint colors sounds like it should be easy but take it from someone who studied color theory extensively, it is not!
It sounds as though you have enough on your plate right now without taking on responsibility for someone else's home. You need to take care of yourself and those around you first. Good luck with everything.
I think you are reading way too much into this, and you didn't come off rude. You are being too hard on yourself!
I do not post by phone, so I do not know how that works, I am sure it is a different experience than sitting at a computer. That is something I need to be aware of when reading and posting online on any board from now on. Thank you for pointing that out.
Please do not let this stop you from posting again. We all learn new things everyday and we move on.
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