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    • economic
    • By economic 12th Mar 17, 6:39 PM
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    What colour paint for kitchen?
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    • 12th Mar 17, 6:39 PM
    What colour paint for kitchen? 12th Mar 17 at 6:39 PM
    Hi there

    was wondering if anyone had any thought what colour paint to paint my ktichen walls. its a 4m x 1.7m separate kitchen (units placed so thats its in an L shape on one of the long and short sides of the wall).

    I have medium grey floor tiles, cashmere units and white quartzz worktop and upstands (10cm) with splashback to extractor hood.

    was wondering what colour to paint the walls, including between the wall units and upstands?

    Do you think its a good idea having two colours, one for where units are and other for other two walls?

    please help as cant decide!

    thanks
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    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 12th Mar 17, 8:21 PM
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    http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/home-of-colour-spring-sage---matt-emulsion-paint---25l-225443

    VB
    • Horseygirl123
    • By Horseygirl123 12th Mar 17, 9:00 PM
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    I think grey would look nice. Just one colour to avoid looking fussy and bitty. I used Farrow and Ball Elephants Breath in my bathroom - looks lovely but so many beautiful shades of grey asround these days.
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 12th Mar 17, 9:15 PM
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    That's the colour of my kitchen. I knew I had taste.
    Although OP's kitchen sounds pale, would a shade or two darker be better?
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    • economic
    • By economic 12th Mar 17, 9:24 PM
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    I think grey would look nice. Just one colour to avoid looking fussy and bitty. I used Farrow and Ball Elephants Breath in my bathroom - looks lovely but so many beautiful shades of grey asround these days.
    Originally posted by Horseygirl123
    thanks i love that grey. you think its better to use one colour for all 4 walls? its a long narrow closed kitchen. has enough light through a window though.
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 12th Mar 17, 9:26 PM
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    We've done the ceilings, bulkhead and walls around the units white, then the dining area walls in Dulux Originals bird egg. Works really well.
    • Horseygirl123
    • By Horseygirl123 12th Mar 17, 10:06 PM
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    thanks i love that grey. you think its better to use one colour for all 4 walls? its a long narrow closed kitchen. has enough light through a window though.
    Originally posted by economic
    Ive never been a fan of different colours on walls but they can look nice. I'd probably use a darker shade from the same colour group though. I'd rather use colour through pictures etc. But it's only paint so have a go. I once painted a whole room and decided a week later I couldn't live with it.
    • littlerock
    • By littlerock 14th Mar 17, 3:24 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 3:24 PM
    cyclamen or lightish purple heather?
    • economic
    • By economic 22nd Mar 17, 12:39 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 17, 12:39 PM
    hey guys

    so i went with natural hessian in the end. i really like the colour as its got some grey in it and not too light or dark. just right.

    now the final bit is choosing the worktop. im going with quartz but in terms of colour i have no idea. will be getting upstands and splashback only where hob is.

    i dont want it looking to clinical or bland. keep in mind medium grey floor tiles, lightish grey walls, cashmere units. so what worktop to get that wont make it look bland? colours/patterns?

    thanks
    • economic
    • By economic 22nd Mar 17, 11:00 PM
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    anyone? i need to decide soon.
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 23rd Mar 17, 12:25 AM
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    Vantablack - It will hide any imperfections in the wall/ceiling and will give an impression of space.

    Failing that, polished plaster - It's what I'm going for, probably a loud green and bright red.
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    • Horseygirl123
    • By Horseygirl123 23rd Mar 17, 12:20 PM
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    Id get something to blend in with the units rather than a contrast. It would give a more spacious and uniformed look. Use colour as an accent, ie. Tea towels/hand towels, cups/mugs, utensil holders etc. You can give a whole new look then by just changing these items. With this neutral scheme you could choose your favourite colours. I'd probably go for vivid pinks, purples. Even splashes of orange. If you've got colourful clothes, try hanging an item up in the kitchen and see what colour brings it to life.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 23rd Mar 17, 2:08 PM
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    We have that same shade of Sage paint, too. Cream shaker units, mottled cream tiles, dark marble browny work tops.
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    • Stuart788
    • By Stuart788 23rd Mar 17, 2:55 PM
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    I used light blue on a house I am doing up for rent and it looks amazing.
    • economic
    • By economic 26th Mar 17, 8:47 PM
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    so i decided i dont like the paint (its too pinkish). so will change to polished pebble. what do you guys think of this paint?

    also i am undecided what to go for in terms of the walls under the wall units. i am going for a white quartz worktop. what do you think is best out of these 3 options, keep in mind that its a modern handless gloss cashmere kitchen with grey floor tiles (and long and narrow space):

    - option 1: 10cm upstands and splashback upto the cooker in quartz.
    - option 2: 10cm upstands and mosaic tile as splashback upto cooker hood
    - option 3: mosaic tile everywhere under wall units and hood.
    • economic
    • By economic 26th Mar 17, 11:49 PM
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    i am thinking about these tiles if i go for option 2 or 3:

    http://www.toppstiles.co.uk/tprod46915/nuriko-mist-mosaic-tile.html
    • economic
    • By economic 27th Mar 17, 10:03 AM
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    anyone? please help.
    • Judi
    • By Judi 27th Mar 17, 10:17 AM
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    Warm shades make a room look warm and cosy. Cool shades are lovely but make a room look cold.
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    • economic
    • By economic 27th Mar 17, 10:24 AM
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    anyone have any thoughts or recomendations on which option to go for?
    • Judi
    • By Judi 27th Mar 17, 10:43 AM
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    anyone have any thoughts or recomendations on which option to go for?
    Originally posted by economic
    The colour you chose

    http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/home-of-colour-spring-sage---matt-emulsion-paint---25l-225443

    Would go well.
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