Which Shade of Gray Should I Use to Paint My Kitchen?

Which Shade of Gray Should I Use to Paint My Kitchen?

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Janel Laban
May 6, 2010

Q: I been obsessed with the idea of painting my kitchen walls dark gray.
I attached mock-ups of the two colors I am considering. One is a basic gray and the other is a dark purplish gray.

My kitchen floor is mahogany brown, the countertop is carrara marble and the cabinets are off-white. The windows look out onto a tiny enclosed patio (which you can see in the photo) so I have some natural light coming in.

However, living in the foggy side of San Francisco means I don't get an abundance of sunlight except on the clearest of days. Would dark gray make my kitchen feel too gloomy? Should I consider other colors?

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