My boyfriend and I recently moved into an apartment with lots of great details: stained glass, transom windows, perfect wood floors etc. Unfortunately, the kitchen is a mix of DIY stick-on floor tiles, stark white walls and the cheapest particleboard cabinets ever produced. What I would like to do is replace the black plastic hardware with metal and paint the whole long wall behind the cabinets a striking color (I'm thinking an orange like in entry #24 of the color contest, Jonathan and Heather's Brooklyn loft)...
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I'd like to get some input on:
-- whether it would look strange to have such a strong accent wall if
most of the kitchen is left white
-- whether a more subdued color would be better, given the "traditional" architectural elements of the apartment
-- whether I should paint all of the walls....in a color someone at AT will suggest to me :)
Thanks in advance,
Margo in Montreal
We say go for it. That wall will do well for an accent, but we would paint the other walls in an off white - just as Jonathan and Margo did - so that the contrast is not too harsh.
Check out the soft grey that they used and then get yourself to an off-white color deck asap.
Also check out Angelas Orange Crush from way back. You can just paint the backsplash in the accent color and keep whites all around.