SF Good Questions: White Walls With These Floors?

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I live in a "garden" apartment in Seattle. Our unit was turned condo about a year ago and the developer did all of the units with black granite countertops, stainless appliances and a palette of greens and taupe for the walls. In my unit this reads as very dark...

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...We just replaced the carpet with hardwoods and now i'm thinking about painting the walls white. Would this clash with the taupe coloring in the kitchen floor and backsplash?

-Candice

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Dear Candice,

We actually like the green of the walls right now, but we hear you about the darkening effect of the color. How do you feel about painting the walls a little lighter green, or an off-white, to maintain contrast with the moulding and the ceiling?

Anyone else have an idea for Candice?

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