I like BM terrapin green (2145-20) against oak cabinets, BUT, its not working in this kitchen because countertops are aqua-blue and tile floor is blue/grey. Can anyone suggest some better wall colors to consider that would work with the countertop, floor AND oak cabinets?
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Mia, can't see your floor and countertop that well. Is it possible for you to post add'l photos (close-ups) of those items plus the cabinets?
WRT the green, I can tell it's not working for you. It also feels too dark, although that may be my screen.
Another thing you might want to consider would be the flow between your kitchen and any adjacent rooms plus the overall colors in your home.
Have you selected an accent color? An orange or coral might work well with your aqua-blue and blue-gray. I would probably select a neutral for your walls and use the accent color for accessories.
Also, how about a tile backsplash? They can be done inexpensively, if your budget's limited. It'd be one way to bring your colors together.
Would love to see add'l photos to be more specific about possible wall colors.
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Going back to an accent color, you could also use navy, if you don't care for orange. Other vivid, deep blues might also work, e.g. royal blue or dark teal. You'd need to try them out with your floor tile and countertop.
Because of the greyish countertop and light oak cabinets, I struggled with the wall color. I'm assuming you don't want to go with blue - many people don't care for it. Plus, the blue s/b darker or deeper (IMHO) and, based on the initial photo, it appears the wall color should stay on the lighter side.
Also considered cream with some grey or blue undertones but rejected that b/c of your white appliance(s). Given the combo of oak plus the greyish tones, I would definitely avoid greys, taupes, browns, beige, etc.
Kept coming back to white. I would strongly urge you, however, to add a backsplash to bring all the colors together. If you'd like to go over some options for that, at lower **$ if you prefer, please post back.
White comes in many shades with various undertones so I definitely recommend you test several paint samples in the room's natural light at various times of the day and also coordinate it with your appliances. The wrong shade may clash with the appliances.
Besides using it in the backsplash, I would bring in the accent color via accessories and fabrics, if possible, e.g. towels, pillows or seat cushions (if you have stools or seating out of the photos' frames). BTW, it's always easier to start with those items and match the paint or tile afterwards instead of the other way around.
If I saw more photos (a panoramic, for example) of the room, I might change my mind WRT using a darker paint color. Also, would love to hear about the other colors and flow within your home. Still doubt I'd want to go blue, myself. If you use white on the walls, your tile backsplash and accessories will stand out against it.
Hope this helps you make your final color decisions. JMHO and good luck!This message has been edited. Last edited by: AguaBella,
Your cabinets have a yellow undertone. Try yellow on the walls and bring in blue accent pieces for decor.
Definitely agree. Sunny yellow's one of my favorites with grey and blue. It's critical, IMHO, to find the correct shade of yellow.
Again, I suggest starting with fabrics. You can find many terrific prints with those colors. If you want to use orange as an add'l accent color, that's another option. (Citrus has been popular recently, BTW.) Or, you can also use a tile to match the paint, if you don't need any fabric.
Very important, IMHO: be sure to check samples of a few potential yellow shades in natural light at various times of the day. Wouldn't hurt to test it on multiple walls, too.
You might want to try looking at these following colors from Benjamin Moore before you give up this shade:
Silvery Blue or Slate Blue - (next down in swatch)
Brittany Blue or Santorini Blue - (next down in swatch)
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