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Hello... I am planning a little updating in my kitchen, but I am stumped on colors. I have oak cabinets (slightly on the orangy side), and my table and china cabinet are also the same color. I have the budget to paint the walls, get a new counter (probably quartz), new backsplash, new sink and curtains. The floor is a neutral color and my appliances are white. My husband will not agree to painting the wood (it's a guy thing). The color of the cabinets, table and china cabinet are overwhelming (not in a good way), so help is appreciated!
Posts: 1 | Registered: Nov 20, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Slightly orange means different things to different people. I guess you could call mine the same thing but I do not see it that way. You can paint any color you like.

I just painted mine yellow just because I like a yellow kitchen. Previous owner had it burgundy which looked fine but it was too dark for me. I also considered a teal and a sage, all of which would have looked fine.

Just get some samples of the colors you like and try out a small area. I usually get a dozen sample cards and tape them together to get a better idea and thumbtack them to different areas. I am just too cheap to buy sample paint. I have 4 samples tacked to my living room wall now. I have also hung material on the wall and then had it color matched.
Posts: 7252 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Getting samples is the best way to go. When you get down to the last couple of colors that you want to consider you might even try getting a small sample and painting a large piece of poster board. Move it around the room and see what it looks like at different times of the day, etc. There are so many neat ideas out there for new backsplashes.

I have cherry cabinets that have yellow in them which I like. When we had tile put down last year we had a very hard time finding light tile without much gray in it. Many of the tiles had cool tones that completely fight the warmth of the cabinets and my island granite. I spent a lot of time with various tile samples which looked completely different in my kitchen and at various times of the day.

Good luck and have fun, there's so much out there to consider, don't let it overwhelm you.
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Might look at a nice soft gray/green? Pale moss/sage?
Orange and green are complimentary colors, and if it is soft and neutral enough, it may dampen the orange a bit, without fighting for attention.
Posts: 9670 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have the same problem with Susieincal. My cabinet is oak with heavy grain...really outdated. The cabinet itself is still in good condition since the house was built in 1999. I need to do kitchen makeover but don't have the budget to replace cabinet. Can I paint oak orangy cabinet into white? Anybody know how much the price range is in Ohio area?

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One more thing, right now I can replace the countertop, creating backsplash, replace faucet, and replace/install the undermounted sink. Can I do all these works and maybe years down the road replace the cabinets without damaging the above works?

Thank you for your suggestions in advance!

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I don't know if this would work, but I would paint your cabinets you can mix your chalk paint and make beautiful thick coat for them. I am all about the distressed cottage look, but I know it is not for everyoneSmile
What look are you going for?

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Posts: 1993 | Location: Northern New Jersey | Registered: Mar 23, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My hubby did not want the oak cabinets painted in the home we purchased. I was sick of oak. He finally agreed and now he is so pleased with the new look. I love the difference! Will try to post photos, but I'm not good at doing so.

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Not sure what happened to the other photos. Will try again!

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Trying to post one of the unpainted cabinets!

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Grace121, your kitchen looks amazing!! Can't believe it's the same kitchen.

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Nice work.

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