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White painted cabinets, white work surfaces, wood floor, what colour tiles?

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steppingintothecanineunknown Mon 17-Mar-14 10:04:12

I'm doing a little kitchen facelift which involves changing the horrible old tiles. The cabinets are white painted wood, the work surfaces are white Corian with a tiny grey tone to it, the floor is oak and the walls are cream but I might get them painted.

What colour tiles should we go with? I've got a pale blue which I want or dh reckons white will be 'safer'.
To complicate things slightly there is a row of tiling along the top of the bit above the cooker hood so that could be a darker blue if we went with white.


anotherplace Mon 17-Mar-14 10:07:52

Was going to say a pale duck egg blue, timeless but not drab and is a good foil for bright accessories.

steppingintothecanineunknown Mon 17-Mar-14 10:15:58

The blue is that kind of shade (although it looks greyer in the link)

I have some cream Dualit accessories and it seems ok ish with those.

Think white will be too glary and boring with all the other white. I need to persuade DH though!

minipie Mon 17-Mar-14 11:39:29

I'd go for a blueish grey or greyish blue.

I wouldn't go for white personally, bit too utilitarian and shows any marks more!

steppingintothecanineunknown Mon 17-Mar-14 18:49:11

Latest thinking is the same range's bluebell which is a lovely soft mid blue with a grey undertone....sound ok?

truelymadlysleepy Mon 17-Mar-14 19:03:31

I agree with mini, a blue/grey

OnePlanOnHouzz Tue 18-Mar-14 08:14:57

are the walls, where the previous tiles were , flat enough to paint for a while instead ? just so you can try colours out and live with them for a bit -before committing to expensive tiles ?!
I think this works well - white trims - white cabinets - pale grey tiles with darker grey walls - as the oak floor will inject some warmth - so won't feel cold

OnePlanOnHouzz Tue 18-Mar-14 08:31:04

I've just posted a link on
with a link to a colour inspiration site that might help you too !

steppingintothecanineunknown Tue 18-Mar-14 10:08:36

I love that look and those are colours we have elsewhere and would be happy to use.

Think the solution then might be white tiles and have the room repainted a lovely shade around the rest of it as that needs doing too anyway....

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