Kitchen Wall Color

P_BennettFebruary 12, 2012

We just installed new Santa Cecelia granite and want to get rid of the red walls we currently have. Does anyone have any suggestions for a new wall color to match the countertops?

Thanks!

Pictures are below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Kitchen Color

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greendesigns_gw

Well, red would have been my first suggestion to go with your granite and cabinets, but if you are tired of it, then maybe something like a deep brown. It needs to be dark, with some character to it, because everything else is so light. And you need to add undercabinet lighting. You've got shadows on your work surface from all of the lighting being above the cabinet level. You can do simple cheap fluorescent strips and it will make a world of difference with that beautiful wall color that you already have.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 1:05PM
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boxerpups

Similar to your stone...

I like these colors...

Walton Cream Ralph Lauren

Oatmeal by Serena and Lily Wallpaints

Gentle Fawn by Glidden

Brushed Sable Ralph Lauren Paints

Final Straw Benjamin Moore

Whole Wheat Sherwin Williams

Maybe you want something more yellow?

Secluded Beach Benjamin Moore

Glowing Apricot BM

Yellow Hammer Ralph Lauren

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 1:35PM
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deedles

That apricot color is really pretty, nice with the stone colors.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 3:14PM
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herbflavor

gentle fawn by glidden looks like a nice way to go: plenty of nice choices.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 3:28PM
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enduring

The color that came to my mind was a brown. A restful rich brown.

Here are your pictures:

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 6:02PM
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cbusmomof3

We put Santa Cecelia in our master bathroom in our old house. We painted the walls SW Universal Khaki. It looks a little washed out in the picture but we really liked it. In fact, I'm using the same color in our new build because it is a good chameleon color that looks good with everything. SW Quiver Tan is one down from Universal Khaki if you wanted a little darker.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 7:47PM
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dianalo

My first thought was a copper/rust color because your cabs are light. I also like the Brushed Sable one that boxer posted by RL. You could even veer into a deep saturated orange if you want to liven things up.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 7:55PM
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P_Bennett

Thanks for all the input, everyone. These are great suggestions!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 8:05PM
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boxerpups

A few more browns....

Florence Brown Behr

Etruscan Red Farrow and Ball paints

Chocolate Truffle

Autumn Dusk Pratt and Lambert

Drab Farrow and Ball

Mink BM

Aztec Gold Glidden

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 9:02PM
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wallycat

We have Koala Bear from Behr in our living room and kitchen.
I love this color. It is a very nice, soft green/sagey color and really alters its look with lighting.
A very calming and lovely shade!

http://www.materials-world.com/paint-colors/behr/behr-colorsmart/behr-colorsmart-42.htm

(I don't think that swatch does it justice...but it is a greeny/khaki and really moves well depending on the lighting).

    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 12:18AM
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