Talk

Advanced search

What colour are your kitchen walls?

(69 Posts)
keeponkeepinon Mon 06-Feb-17 10:11:43

Looking for inspiration!
Dark worktops, cream and mid brown doors, dark floor. Windows on south and North side. Would like it to feel warm and sunny.
I love blue-green and got a duck egg but it just looks like a proper powder blue on the walls. I would like it a bit warmer.
Or something completely different?

BoboChic Mon 06-Feb-17 10:14:24

Blue green is IMO not easy on the complexion. I had blue and green fantasies and painted walls in those colours but I looked ill!

keeponkeepinon Mon 06-Feb-17 10:37:32

Interesting point! I don't know what to go for. You never go wrong with an earthy sage green but wondered about something different and sunnier.

JayneW63 Mon 06-Feb-17 11:00:45

I wall papered mine with the pages an old 60's cookery book. You said you wanted different

BoboChic Mon 06-Feb-17 11:14:16

The first thing to try to grasp is whether you will get a flattering light from whatever colour you use. What direction does your kitchen window face?

BoboChic Mon 06-Feb-17 11:16:00

Oh sorry you already pointed that out.

You don't want too many colours.

weegiemum Mon 06-Feb-17 11:19:04

Mine are bright sunflower yellow - always looks warm and welcoming!

keeponkeepinon Mon 06-Feb-17 11:47:52

A soft sage green I think will be safest. Was thinking of being daring but maybe not! I'd love a sunny yellow but think it would jar with some of the tones in the wood. Too much going on.

NoelHeadbands Mon 06-Feb-17 11:49:19

I have a deep navy blue and I love it.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Mon 06-Feb-17 14:21:44

Flattering to the complexion? For paint? I have never considered this at all. I go for colours I like and whether or not the room gets the sun or not.

imsotiredd Mon 06-Feb-17 14:33:34

Mine is jade bright white and one pale grey and light brown brick smile

RatOnnaStick Mon 06-Feb-17 14:38:12

I've got a duck-egg, more green than blue though. Goes with the pink glass splashback nicely.

DropZoneOne Mon 06-Feb-17 14:45:20

Ours are green - put in by the previous owner but it's similar to Dulux Forest Falls. Not quite teal, not quite apple green. Is a pain in the bum to match to anything green which tends towards the apple/lime end of the spectrum but contrasts well with our chocolate brown dining chairs.

kinganqueens Tue 07-Feb-17 12:11:11

ours are white and they are a pain to clean when they get stained. we are going to be re decorating soon so that should be good.

ThePinkOcelot Tue 07-Feb-17 18:33:04

Ours are grey.

Emily7708 Tue 07-Feb-17 19:27:01

I've got Laura Ashley Eau de Nil in my kitchen and it looks really lovely.

firsttimemum15 Tue 07-Feb-17 19:29:07

@NoelHeafbands wpuld u post a pic that sounds really cool

SheSparkles Tue 07-Feb-17 19:29:15

I have 3 walls white and 1 bright pink (wooden cabinets and floor, black work tops)

HesterGreysGarden Tue 07-Feb-17 19:36:24

Ah, came on here to see if anyone had gone for pink - that's what I'm planning for mine (pink and grey). Loving the sound of bright pink wall shesparkles and also the pink glass splashback RatOnAStick any photos?

RatOnnaStick Tue 07-Feb-17 20:22:37

Here you go, ignore the detritus.

HesterGreysGarden Tue 07-Feb-17 20:49:58

Wow, I love it!

NoelHeadbands Tue 07-Feb-17 20:50:38

firsttimemum15

Not a great pic because it's dark now obviously, but to give you an idea

NoelHeadbands Tue 07-Feb-17 20:51:18

Gah

CremeEggThief Tue 07-Feb-17 20:57:17

Mine is copper blush. I really wanted turquoise, but it's a large room, with a lot of grey and not a lot of natural light (there's only one window, as there's a porch and downstairs bathroom), and it desperately needed warming up. It took me months of thinking about what colour would suit it, before I happened to see copper blush in a magazine at the dentist, and I knew straight away it would work. I even painted the ceiling too, as it was too stark in white, and I detest painted ceilings normally!

CremeEggThief Tue 07-Feb-17 20:58:03

I'll post a picture tomorrow.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now