Kitchen Wall Paint

diyguyjrJuly 14, 2013

I have a dilemma with my wife. We are painting the cabinets Vermont Cream or Swiss Coffee (similar color)

However, we cannot agree on the wall color. She wants Caramel Swirl (brownish) and I want Graham Cracker Crust (orange/rust).

She likes the Caramel as she thinks it goes with the couch better and works well with the ancillary colors in the our greenish granite.

I think the Graham goes well with our slate floor, also works well with the granite, our copper sink, will pop and will be more bold against the white cabinets. I am not sure that either color works that well with the couch.

I actually would have preferred to stick with the green that we already have as there are very few places that the granite will be next to the paint. But LOML is intent on changing the color.

Let me know what you all think. Thanks in advance for your replies. Much appreciated.

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Here is a link that might be useful: Kitchen Paint

This post was edited by diyguyjr on Sun, Jul 14, 13 at 18:39

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diyguyjr

My apologies for the double post. I am not sure how to delete the first one. Plus I got this one to show multiple pics.

This post was edited by diyguyjr on Sun, Jul 14, 13 at 18:53

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 6:14PM
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annkh_nd

It's hard to say with the cabinets not painted yet, but I think you would get a better feel if you painted much larger test areas - more like 3' x 3', at least. Sample paint is cheap!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 7:08PM
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snookums2

It looks like you will have a band of red/orange around the top of your kitchen with either of the colors. I would paint the cabinets first and address the wall color later.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 9:37PM
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susanlynn2012

I would paint the cabinets first and then address the wall color as it is too difficult to tell right now as paint reflects colors in the room.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 12:16AM
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Cindy103d

I like both of them for the kitchen and neither of them with the sofa

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 12:43AM
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susanlynn2012

Maybe pick out the beige In the sofa to paint the walls?

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 12:46AM
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nosoccermom

I actually like your green the best or something similar.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 10:44AM
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Karenseb

I like your original gray green color best with everything going on and I say this as one of the biggest fans of orange and brown.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 11:37AM
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LoPay

I like the orange. Have you tried using the Sherwin Williams web site or another site to see how different colors work?

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 11:46AM
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juliet11

There appears to be a light tan color in your granite. What if you use that for the walls? It might go better with your couch too. Neither of the colors you're choosing from seems to coordinate with the couch. I also like the original gray green color, although I see that it could be too much like the granite.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 11:55AM
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susanlynn2012

I agree with Juliet11, that maybe the beige in the granite will also go well with the beige in your sofa and not be overpowering to the room.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 1:05PM
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dilly_ny

I think both colors are harsh with your soft toned counters. On my screen, your sofa appears to be reddish and I don't care for it with the orange / rust paint color.

I also like the color you currently have on the walls.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 3:13PM
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