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Help please! What colour to paint the kitchen/diner?

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IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Wed 27-Jul-16 16:54:58

Unchangeable bits - cream cabinets, grey/black worktops, grey slate floor, black table. Various mismatching wooden chairs / wall cabinets etc. Walls are currently white and Imperial Gold (a lovely wet sand colour) but need updating after 8 years.

What colour to go for? Husband is not adventurous but I really fancy teal, or red, or something that goes ZING against the dark grey / nearly black of floor and worktop. I like doing 2/3 of walls white or cream, then the other 1/3 something else. Kitchen/diner is large, windows on 3 sides so it is a bright room.

Help me O Mumsnetters! There's too much choice in the paint catalogues.

Kahlua4me Thu 28-Jul-16 23:46:37

Your kitchen sounds almost identical to ours. We painted the wall behind the hob in bright red, letterbox red really. I love it and always get compliments.

mummytofourbabys Thu 28-Jul-16 23:50:38

Sounds lovely..I would say 3 walls cream and one either a deep red or a dark purple/aubergine? Or Maybe instead of the cream go for a really light grey? Looks really modern in a kitchen, that's what I have grey and red.

Pestilence13610 Thu 28-Jul-16 23:53:45

Do we all have identikit kitchen dinners?
Our table is pine but the rest fits. We went for blutack blue, it picks up the colours in the work tops. Several people asked if we had had the kitchen refitted, we had just bought and used one tin of paint.

Pestilence13610 Thu 28-Jul-16 23:59:26

blutack blue
Teal sounds good if you have the light for it

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Fri 29-Jul-16 14:31:09

That's lovely Pestilence! I'd never get the husband to go for red, would I?! Mind you, I'm off with the kids at the moment, so could do it when he's at work ....! Thank you all.

Pestilence13610 Fri 29-Jul-16 14:59:42

You could indeed paint it whilst he was out.
Eventually he will give in and trust you.

JamieVardysParty Fri 29-Jul-16 15:09:07

I love lime in kitchens especially against black/dark grey.

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Fri 29-Jul-16 17:14:56

I hope nobody recognises this ... Am thinking a strong quite dark blue, or a mid green like Flagon or a sagey colour ... Aargh! Maybe sage would be best.

Pestilence13610 Fri 29-Jul-16 17:20:00

Flagon is very tame, bowling green is better

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Fri 29-Jul-16 17:23:52

Ooh Graham & Brown is the one catalogue I don't have! That does look nice.

Pestilence13610 Fri 29-Jul-16 17:29:00

This one is crown but I think it has been discontinued, will look for similar

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Fri 29-Jul-16 17:52:24

Thank you, that's not in the fairly recent catalogue I have, so maybe it's gone now.

Pestilence13610 Fri 29-Jul-16 18:26:19

Google "green kitchen walls" there are some nice looks, DH is bound to be won over.

Thelovecats Sat 30-Jul-16 05:54:13

I had dulux overtly olive in a similarly coloured kitchen (wood table though)

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Sat 30-Jul-16 15:45:51

Will put that on my list, that is nice.

Thelovecats Sat 30-Jul-16 21:08:39

Here it is in the flesh...

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Sun 31-Jul-16 11:07:23

That's gorgeous!

wobblywonderwoman Sun 31-Jul-16 11:09:26

That green is amazing. Go for it

Ditsy4 Mon 01-Aug-16 06:55:36

I have a sage colour I love it.

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