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Desperately seeking kitchen wall colour inspiration

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Smellthecoffeecake Sat 31-Dec-16 16:08:35

Hoping someone with any eye for colour will be able to help! Kitchen/diner is large but south facing so doesn't get a lot of natural day light. Cupboards are light oak coloured and don't really want to change them at the moment. Floor is cream tiles, kitchen area walls are cream tiles and the rest of the walls including the dining area is again cream. It is possibly the most uninspiring room in the whole house and I'm at a loss as to what colour to inject a bit of life or cosyness to it. The rest of the house is pretty much sorted. I'm looking for help to decide on possible new colour for the walls in the dining area...maybe something along the lines of a pale grey/blue? What do you all think? TIA

boobsaclock Sat 31-Dec-16 16:58:21

We had a very similar colour scheme in our last house and went with a muted and very light green, so that it looked fresh but also calming and went well with the oak and cream. I can't tell you the fancy name it had as can't remember.

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Smellthecoffeecake Sat 31-Dec-16 19:43:04

Thanks for the suggestion boobs. Think might be best heading to get tester pots tomorrow and see what looks best actually in the room.

Tubbyinthehottub Sat 31-Dec-16 19:48:24

If it's south facing how come it doesn't get much daylight? How about a darker inky blue, might be nice with cream

Smellthecoffeecake Sat 31-Dec-16 21:06:50

Sorry my mistake, it's north not south. Probably too dark a room naturally for a dark wall colour but equally I'm fed up with it just being blah.

Tubbyinthehottub Sat 31-Dec-16 21:27:13

Maybe a duck egg then or China blue? Or buttercup or olive green? I wouldn't go too pastel.

ClariceBeanthatsme Sat 31-Dec-16 21:32:27

I spent weeks deciding and spent far too much money on tester pots than DP knows about blush I wanted a pale grey blue for the bathroom.
We used farrow and ball parma grey. It's beautiful and actually not grey at all more blue.

Smellthecoffeecake Sat 31-Dec-16 21:39:27

Thanks will look at that farrow and ball colour.
Yes I agree I definitely don't want to go down the pastel route

PhilODox Sat 31-Dec-16 21:47:04

What about lime green? It goes well with lots of wood colours.

DorcasthePuffin Sat 31-Dec-16 23:37:03

How about F&B Pigeon?

BikeRunSki Sat 31-Dec-16 23:40:05

Sounds similar to ours - ours is fuscia pink!

OdinsLoveChild Sat 31-Dec-16 23:45:02

Mines sage green. Its a nice warm colour really and not cold like some greens can be.

I used to have 'buttermilk' I think or maybe it was 'primrose'. It was a pale buttery cream colour. It always looked bright and warm even on really dull rainy days but DH thought it looked dirty white so we went for the green over the top.

Smellthecoffeecake Sun 01-Jan-17 17:15:40

Pink would be good but can't see dh agreeing to that! He already complains about the many cushions and throws everywhere else 😄
Will stick some tester pots up and live with them for a while before choosing. Thanks

BikeRunSki Sun 01-Jan-17 22:31:51

My DH didn't agree to pink, he agreed to whatever I wanted whilst he was watching the Tour de France!

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