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What goes with cream?

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tamarindlazuli Sun 19-Jul-09 21:19:34

And don't say strawberries grin
We are finally replacing our kitchen after years of saying we wouldn't bother because "we'll be moving soon"...but hey that won't be happening for a while so are forking out some cash to tart the place up.
So we've opted for simple cream units with beech work tops and a Belfast sink. I love it but trouble is we want to keep it neutral-ish for when we eventually sell up so I need some ideas for adding non-permanent or portable splashes of colour.
We are thinking a Smeg fridge but not sure what colour to go for. I would love something bold like orange but not sure if it goes with the cream - other half likes the duck eggy blue but I find it too wishy washy.
Argh! I love the cream but what goes with it?
Whatever colour fridge we go for will influence the rest of our choices (or we would even ditch the Smeg if a really great colour scheme idea comes up).
Any colour advice/places to look for ideas much appreciated smile

noddyholder Sun 19-Jul-09 21:20:39

Get teh cream and take it with you and add some red touches with worktop savers and art etc

cornsillk Sun 19-Jul-09 21:20:55

orange sounds nice

tamarindlazuli Sun 19-Jul-09 21:28:59

Cornsilk, I love the brown, green & orange combo, all colours I love but it's not coming together in my mind yet!
Noddy, I'm really not a red person but can see what you mean by accessorising - def in the way of art etc... I love the cream Smeg but OH hates it otherwise that would be the thing to do.

noddyholder Sun 19-Jul-09 21:31:47

It sounds quite a country style so duck egg would be good

Sidge Sun 19-Jul-09 21:57:03

The pastel green is nice and would look good with beech and cream.

If you're brave the pink is fab!

PussinJimmyChoos Sun 19-Jul-09 21:59:30

<waves to Sidge mwah mwah>

kalo12 Sun 19-Jul-09 22:01:40

sage green

tamarindlazuli Sun 19-Jul-09 22:06:07

Sidge, the pastel green IS good, I agree great with cream and beech, nice and natural looking.
Of course my ideal no hesitations colour fridge would be pumpkin orange (but I emailed them to see if they do customised colours and they don't - BIG SHAME!).
As for pink, my OH is vigorously shaking his macho head.
Maybe this is why fridge manufacturers don't do too many colours - cos then people like me can't decide and end up with a bog standard one instead after umming and ahhing forever grin

Sidge Sun 19-Jul-09 22:08:43

<Mwah back to puss, how are ya?>

Tamarind, our kitchen is cream units and beech floor and worktop and we painted the walls a sort of Baileys colour which looks lovely, so that might work?

I do like the green though smile

cece Sun 19-Jul-09 22:12:43

WE are using Dulux Natural Hessian in our new cream utility room.

tamarindlazuli Sun 19-Jul-09 22:17:39

Kalo, sage green could work, I do like cream & sage. Mmm, am warming towards that spearmint green though...usually I warm towards warm colours but spearmint could be refreshing, especially for a kitchen.
Oh my gads, I am never going to decide am I???
Anyways off to bed but any more ideas more than welcome [just to add fuel to the fire that is my indecisive mind].

cece Sun 19-Jul-09 22:20:37

I think duck egg blue sounds nice or a sage green. hmm

Vamonos Sun 19-Jul-09 22:27:53

You could go for a deco-ish theme with black accents? Black and ivory chequerboard 50's style flooring is lush.

This would depend on the general styling of your kitchen though I guess - if it's more country-ish in style, then I agree that duck egg or sage would be lovely.

oneopinionatedmother Sun 19-Jul-09 22:35:36

chocolate: for a dark sophisticated look (can you get a fridge that colour?)

smeg fridges come in pink don't they? if you wnted a cottagey look you could accessorise with Cath Kidston style curtains etc

black |& white very striking..

or you could search for a pattern and a mix of colours (I'M THINKING TILING here rather than fridge)

i think it's too tempting to buy boring non-personal things with your house believeing you'll be moving: when it could really be years, and you'll probably re-accessorise in order to sell when it comes to it anyway....

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