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What to do with existing trim

Posted by apinksweater (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 14, 14 at 13:06

So while I am working on the reconfiguring of my kitchen, I thought of something I wanted to ask the great minds of garden web.

Formerly, I had the golden oak cabinets, which I painted two tone ( Uppers BM Cloud White, lowers stained with General Finishes Java- thats a different thread eventually)

Anywho, Im looking at my window bay, and my sliding doors and the golden oak surrounds are bothering me.

Paint or not to paint, this is the question�


**Update** Ive already primed the kitchen bay window, and am waiting to give it a sanding before painting it the cloud white. Wow! It really opens up the room!! It enhances the light!

In any event, I currently need to paint the entire kitchen, and I am trying to figure out what colors I like best for a two tone kitchen. Attached you will find the color my DH picked (he really wants blue green for some reason) BM Largo Teal.

Here is the current color, Laurel Leaf by Behr (when cabinets were golden oak
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The soffit above- (its a stencil, not wallpaper). I don't know if a dark color will work…

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The largo teal against the BM Cloud White
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and the teal against the darker lowers
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To dark? Other options? My kitchen is always very, very bright due to the windows and the sliding door, so I thought I may be able to get away with a dark color…


This post was edited by apinksweater on Tue, Mar 18, 14 at 14:23

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RE: What to do with existing trim

I think I'd trying staining one area, first.
Sometimes dark woodwork can look absolutely beautiful.
Given the Golden Oak color, though, you probably have smaller, builder grade trim. (I hope not.) In which case, painting might be your best bet right from the start.

If anything, do paint. BM's Cloud white is so much prettier than any Golden Oak, IMHO.
got pics?

RE: What to do with existing trim

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Window photo photo2.jpg

Sorry- its not taking pictures well because its noon here, and very, very bright

This post was edited by apinksweater on Fri, Mar 14, 14 at 14:18

RE: What to do with existing trim

I'd do the BM Could to go with the uppers.

RE: What to do with existing trim

BM Cloud would be my choice too

RE: What to do with existing trim

I would paint them the same color as the cabinets since they butt right up against them.

RE: What to do with existing trim

Bumping for the new info! :)

RE: What to do with existing trim

The paint color looks so different just between your two pictures. No one here can tell you how it'll look on the wall. I'd say get some posterboard and cut it to fit between your counter and cabinets, and paint it with your proposed color to see what you think. Or, if you can get a good shot of a larger amount of your kitchen from further away, perhaps someone here (or over on Home Decorating) can help you envision some different color options using Photoshop.

RE: What to do with existing trim

You might also want to start a new thread with a different title ("what color to paint kitchen?" or something), because a different set of users might hop into a thread like that who won't see this one due to its current title.

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