new thoughts on the color scheme--HELP?!

suz1023December 14, 2012

i'm in the midst of a minor remodel and have a new piece i'll be using as a baking counter & cabinet.
i have a vintage marble slab for the top of the new piece, which is an orange varnished table with cabinet below.
i want to paint it gustavian grey to go with the marble top.
the rest of the cabs are dark honey toned and i quite like them. new counters are to be zinc.
walls need paint too, what color should they be?
pictures tomorrow, i promise!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kitchendetective

Without actually seeing the surfaces, it's difficult to say, but what about a gray that is deeper than the Gustavian you are already using?

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 10:40AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
suz1023

does it matter that i look horrible in grey clothing?
silly question i guess, but i don't want a pretty kitchen i look horrid in!

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 10:56AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kitchendetective

Yes, I think that matters.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 11:10AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
crl_

So, your other surfaces will be grey, white, and brown? What about blue?

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 11:46AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
blfenton

Yes, the fact that you look awful in grey matters. It doesn't matter if YOU think you look awful or if in fact you do look awful. It will affect your mood working on it.

(I look awful in red and there isn't one speck of pink/red tint in our house and trying to find non-oak floors without pink in them is really hard. I know from experience)

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 2:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pps7

Does the kitchen get a lot of natural light?

If yes, then I would do a nice warm white.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 4:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
GreenDesigns

Gray may be currently trendy, but it doesn't have staying power for mass appeal and resale. Pick something you like and that would suit you rather than the latest fad if you've decided to stay put instead of selling. Or, if you are still thinking about selling, for the most mass appeal for resale, pick something a white.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 4:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
suz1023

well my heart's desire is for a light, bright swedish influenced kitchen, so it's not really about the grey as much as about will the current cabs and counters look good with the gustavian inspired marble topped table. and what color walls to go from after.
i love creamy white walls so that's going to be easy!

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 4:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lavender_lass

I like your 'swedish influence' idea...what about a soft green or blue? I think either would look nice with the gray and marble...but green might go better with your other cabinets. Hope that helps :)

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 6:23PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
48 inch WOLF DF Range, Steamer, Wall oven
Hello, I need some advice since these are a huge investment...
hkwan
Kitchen dimensions/layout advice please
We're finally renovating but this isnt a major overhaul,...
jomonster8u
Unusual granite
I have searched for other pictures of this granite....
ourgeorgiahouse
Need help with kitchen layout
Looking for ideas. I think the island is too big at...
cinnamon01
G-web joining houzz, what do you think?
Not sure how I feel about it, haven't really enjoyed...
cluelessincolorado
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™