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is painting a room in this topic?? What colour should I paint my kitchen?

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HonoriaGlossop · 02/08/2007 17:34

OK, any ideas welcome. My kitchen is great, quite new but the walls are just white and the room really looks a bit unfinished. I like white walls usually but for some reason in this room it's just not right.

I have oak (colour) units, black granite style worktop, and stainless steel oven hob and extractor. So it's all quite modern looking.

I have stainless steel accessories mixed with (sorry) some pink accessories.

Any ideas from you wonderful home makers? I am at a loss.

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KitsAndBits · 02/08/2007 17:36

get rid of the pink acessories,

paint 3 of the walls light grey and one red.

lush!

wheelsonthebus · 02/08/2007 17:36

dulux gardenia - not white - v v v pale shade of yellow. looks fab (we have just done our kitchen in it...now doing hall)

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HonoriaGlossop · 02/08/2007 17:41

wow, red and grey I would never have thought of in a million years! That's why I love MN. ok, am saving this thread and will give all these serious thought. Thanks. I had wondered about pink walls but thought maybe it was just too Jordan. Or should I say Princess-y

However, if it's coooooool.......

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totaleclipse · 02/08/2007 17:41

coffee colour

SpacePuppy · 02/08/2007 17:43

iron grey.

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HonoriaGlossop · 02/08/2007 17:45

I must be like you Ruby...not sophis enough to even think of it

Coffee colour - ooo ooo am liking that alot........

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RubyRioja · 02/08/2007 17:46

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aloha · 02/08/2007 17:46

I think something like Farrow & Ball Old White would look good. It's a very neutral buff shade with a slight hint of green in it. Very sophisticated. We have it in our bathroom, and people always ask what it is.

Pruners · 02/08/2007 17:52

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HonoriaGlossop · 02/08/2007 17:59

Ruby, you are no help at all, I spend my life fighting my pink urges and there you are showing me that

Thanks Aloha and Pruners. I will be checking out all suggestions as soon as I have the opportunity! Pruners I know exactly what you mean; MIL and FIL do the same to me, in exhaustive detail, about every room they've ever decorated (I can go back to 1965 if you'd like me to )

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RubyRioja · 02/08/2007 18:04

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michaelad · 02/08/2007 18:14

Oh lurve this thread.. am thinking of doing the same only my kitchen is has naff cream-ish coloured cupboards and a stainless steel oven and hob.

The fab grey and red won't go, I think
..any equally great suggestions?

Although, if you do say grey and red does still work I'd run out tomorrow

HonoriaGlossop · 02/08/2007 18:20

well I won't try to advise you, will leave that to the Stylish Ones.

Err, (back to me for a mo ) what about a sage-y sort of dull green? Would that be utterly awful?

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littlelapin · 02/08/2007 18:23

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aloha · 02/08/2007 18:24

Old White is a good sagey green - very subtle, almost not green at all. House White or Farrow's Cream are too really good cream colours - one pale, the other warmer and yellower (I have the latter in my kitchen!)

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StarryStarryNight · 02/08/2007 18:31

I love my kitchen, the name of the colour is Dulux Buttermilk. It is like, butter milk. Slightly yellowy. It is lush.

lailasmum · 02/08/2007 18:36

I like a sort of bright aqua greeny Blue, its so cheerful

HonoriaGlossop · 02/08/2007 18:45

oh thanks Aloha - it was that colour you mentioned that got me thinking about green; I will definitely get a tester of yours, it sounds as if I'll like it


thanks all. am noting EVERYTHING!

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Pruners · 02/08/2007 18:48

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AttilaTheMum · 02/08/2007 18:55

My MIL bathroom has a sage green suite with pink carpet and pink roses on the walls. It's been lke that ever since i can remember (32 years)Thank god she's moving next week and I won't have to see it ever again - bet it's the first thing the buyers rip out.

As for HG's kitchen, i have similar colours & my walls are a sort of light aqua green.

HonoriaGlossop · 02/08/2007 19:04

don't reach for the heart pills pruners....I had thought that i'd have to bin the pink if I go for green

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