CHI Good Questions: Color for "Funky Kitchen"?

CHI Good Questions: Color for "Funky Kitchen"?

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Janel Laban
Mar 19, 2008

Lisa sent us a email: Hi there, I'm moving to a new place with a funky kitchen and I'm hoping AT'ers can help. I'm renting, so there will be no major renovation, but I will definitely paint and probably switch out the pendant lamp in the breakfast nook. I need help with color. As you can see in the attached photo, the kitchen is very beige/brown with random bright orange(!?) tiles and a horrible fluorescent light! Are there colors that can off-set the fluorescent green-tint? I would love and greatly appreciate any suggestions on paint color(s) or anything else to brighten up this room!

We put together a color palette (swatches shown above) with our suggestion for a wall color. It is a blue called Bird's Egg by Benjamin Moore. We teamed it with the existing colors that we are guessing you cannot change in the rental kitchen: a bright orange (the accent tiles) and a beige (floor tiles and counter) and a warm brown to represent the wood (trim and cabinets.

AT Color lovers - what you you think? Please leave your advice and suggestions for Lisa in the comments below...

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