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!

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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
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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
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kitchendetective

Yes, I think that matters.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 11:10AM
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crl_

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

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 11:46AM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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