What Colors Will Work for Kitchen Renovation?

What Colors Will Work for Kitchen Renovation?

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Janel Laban
Aug 20, 2010

Q: I know this is a common question, but we could use some advice. We're planning a kitchen facelift to be completed by the end of this summer and while we have an idea of what we want to change, we don't exactly know what we want the final product to look like. We'd love to hear some ideas, especially in regard to color schemes.

Up for changing:
Walls - The walls were painted a deep red/purple/magenta by the previous owners. I never would have picked that color, but I do get compliments on it. It is hard to find any textiles that match, however. The rooms on either side of the kitchen are painted sage green.

Backsplash - We would like to add a tile backsplash to cover up where the counter extends up the wall.

Cabinet paint and hardware - We are thinking of using a different color paint for the upper and lower cabinets, and maybe a third color for the wooden panel at the top, above the cabinet doors. As far as I know, that space at the top is hollow, but I'm not sure if I'm up to the task of ripping that top section down.

Curtains - Right now we have yellow and white striped curtains that don't match anything. I'm eager to sew some news ones.

Here to stay:
Counter - We can't afford a new counter right now, and we kind of like the one we have anyways. While its an unappealing light yellow color, it has no damage or stains and is very easy to clean.

Floor - The floor is slate tile - maybe fake, but its new and suits us just fine.

Appliances - As you can see, the appliances are a little mismatched. The fridge is the only thing we'll likely replace anytime soon, and we'll go for stainless to match the dishwasher. The black stove is here to stay, it came brand new with the house.

I'm open to other ideas not covered here. We'll be sure to post after photos once we've completed all the work!

Sent by Jen

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