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Help me find a colour for my kitchen.

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notso Wed 08-May-13 15:40:13

Kitchen needs repainting desperately, but can't decide what colour.
Floor is slate.
Units are cream high gloss.
Worktop is wood effect.
Tiles are cream, browny-terracotta and a stone/putty type colour.
It a very long room with only one window in the middle so it's quite dark.
I want it to look really different but don't want to make it even darker.

Roshbegosh Wed 08-May-13 21:47:47

I was thinking of just walnut but maybe you need something with a bit of contrast to all the soft taupey colours.

notso Thu 09-May-13 09:57:49

Thanks Rosh I was going to go for a soft green and cream but bloody PIL did their kitchen up. Copied ours and painted it green angry.

LowLevelWhinging Thu 09-May-13 09:59:04

Duck egg!

I love a bit of duck egg.

oh, maybe not with terracotta sad

notso Thu 09-May-13 10:11:47

I also love duck egg.

<<shakes fist at terracotta tiles>>

Not much seems to go with terracotta.

Chippychop Sat 11-May-13 17:29:30

I'm thinking a neutral wall colour (pointing/ or some form off white) with highlights of lime green - maybe in a painting or a feature wall or blinds or something. Lime green is modern, will look lovely with gloss units and wooden tips

Chippychop Sat 11-May-13 17:30:51

And even wooden "tops" oh and definitely terracotta

Roshbegosh Sat 11-May-13 17:33:34

Linnet white might be good with the lime green, or maybe not, depends if you want a similar tone r a contrast. Don't know why I suggest anything on these, no one is less decisive than me. I get there in the end but sometimes have to repaint walls.

notso Sun 12-May-13 16:49:48

Oooh new ideas! Thanks.
Am going to have a play with some tester pots, not considered lime green before.

spaghettina Sun 12-May-13 17:45:10

What kind of green have your PIL got? Lime sounds good (I was going to suggest sage green...)

notso Sun 12-May-13 18:43:17

Theirs is Dulux Putting Green exactly the green I was going to go for angry
DH isn't sure about lime, he says it's too funky hmm

benlinus Mon 13-May-13 12:17:39

Color charts will help ... They are available in every store, Home Depot, etc. .. But you can also buy a small jar of paint and try to make a painting of a small part of ur wall ... what would be the best way to paint a buyer before you regret later

ChewingOnLifesGristle Mon 13-May-13 12:32:34

I have a cream gloss kitchen and have Dulux dusted Fondant which is a chalky pale plummy sort of colour.

I was a bit unsure whether to risk it but it looks amazing. I played safe and only had it one wall in it and more neutral on the others but wish I'd done all walls in it nowsmile.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Mon 13-May-13 12:36:31

Oh just saw the terracotta tile aspect.

Hmm not sure it'd go with that...Probably greens are your best bet. Or embrace the terracotta theme.

notso Mon 13-May-13 12:37:43

Plummy! I like the sound of that, would you put that with terracotta?

soontobeslendergirl Mon 13-May-13 12:45:50

I was going to suggest a soft green grin The colour you have posted is very similar to my kitchen and and hall and staircase and spare room I have a mixed colour called Green Briar and in the lightest shade (6) - I love it as you can probably tell

I have cream units, an oak floor, pale wood worktops (wasn't us that put the kitchen in) and burgundy tile splashback. The green goes lovely - I have a roman blind that has a touch of green and deep pinky red on a cream background and it matches in really nice - in the diningroom I have a sort of faded red style denim feel curtains. In the spare room it's red ginham - sounds horrible but looks lovely.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Mon 13-May-13 12:46:39

I'm in two minds..Argh I'm not a lot of help! I'm the sort that has to it see up tbhgrin. But worth a tester to see.

My kitchen is quite an obvious sort of cream as opposed to off white. I didn't think it'd work but it does.

soontobeslendergirl Mon 13-May-13 12:59:40

Actually looking at the actual tester bit of that green your in-laws have, i'd say mine is paler and creamier. They don't do a chart for it anymore but you can still get a pot (and tester) made up for it. I get it in endurance so that it is wipeable and a bit more robust.

If you are interested, the mix code is 90YY76160 - Green Briar 6

spaghettina Tue 14-May-13 11:30:25

How about a golden, pale ochre kind of shade? Just a thought...

notso Tue 14-May-13 11:50:39

Thanks for the help all smile

Chewing X-posts earlier. I love that plummy colour, but it's not good with terracotta. I am keeping it in mind for my front room though which is next on the agenda!

soontobeslendergirl Thanks for your recommendation, I love green! Your home sound lovely.

spaghettina I think you might be onto something there. Thanks.

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