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We just bought a house which is in nice shape but with a 1988 kitchen. Oak cupboards and black appliances.

We're not at a point where we can re-do the whole kitchen but I need some suggestions on a paint color that would help it out. Any suggestions?

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Black and white glass tiles as a backsplash would look nice on that one wall.
http://www.google.com/imgres?i...=0CHoQ9QEwCA&dur=355

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It's a blank slate so, if I were you, I'd go with whatever I liked and that flowed into the other rooms of my home.

You could certainly add color with an inexpensive porcelain tile backsplash. If the budget's extremely tight, you can paint a backsplash, too.

You could also do a valance or simple curtain over the window. If you select a patterned fabric first, you can easily use that to select towels, select other accessories and match paint.

The hardware could also be easily (and inexpensively) updated. That would go a long way towards updating the space, IMHO.

Good luck with your project!

P.S. The lighting looks o.k. but a little builders' special - I'd probably change it out. Same thing for the accordion folding doors - that appears to be Lowe's (or HD) white. As soon as you decide on a color scheme, you could easily paint them.

BTW, if you selected the lighting or doors, don't worry about it. I realize everyone's pressed for time!

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New hardware on the cabinets would do a lot to modernize your effect.
 
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Although my cabinetry is a different style and my appliances now white, the age of the cabinetry (house) and stain appear the same. I once had a predominately dark green floral paper in my kitchen, but have since stripped it and painted it in a warm, med. green. If memory serves, it's BM's Potpourri. I will try to verify that tho. In any event, factor in the room's lighting. My kitchen faces SE so I get abundant sunshine. Blues and greens or variations compliment honey oak which is warm.
 
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Yes, I believe my recollection was correct. Here "she" is...

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/e...color/potpourrigreen
 
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I never actually answered your question which was mainly about paint.
I would likely do those walls in a mushroom grey.
 
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