Sunday, January 13, 2008

talk to me about....

your kitchen.
no really. this isn't a joke. i'm stuck. STUCK I TELL YOU! i don't know what the fuck to paint the kitchen. the rest of the downstairs is going to be the typical tones of neutrals and browns.. boring if you ask me, but hopefully they'll look devine. the kitchen- well i wanted some color, but obviously it can't be too crazy cause it won't match at all. i keep coming into a form of yellow, although i'm trying to avoid it with all that i am- but i fear it might be the only way.

the only way.

and only you can save me.

talk to me about your kitchen... what color is it? describe.. pics.. something.

23 comments:

Starshine said...

Our kitchen is a beige neutral. But I LOVE yellow kitchens. It's just that you have to find the right shade of yellow. I prefer a really light golden butter, reminiscent of Italy. Does that help?

Since you've got neutrals going on, I also think that a light sage green can be nice for a kitchen.

CourtneyRyan369 said...

Hi! I think this is the first time I've commented, but I've been reading for awhile. Congrats on the house!

As for the kitchen: Oak cabinets, Coca Cola red counters, white walls and whate appliances.

My mom let me design it when I was 17 because she didn't have time and to this day everyone loves it.

Good luck, be bold and remember that paint can always be changed!

Anonymous said...

I took the exact color from my living room (a neutral taupe color) and ragged the kitchen, literally took a piece of an old shirt and dumped it in the paint and threw it at the wall. Let some stress out from all the moving and painting stuff. Then patting the shirt around. It took awhile to do, but MY FAVORITE room in the house b/c of the paint. People rave over it and have no idea it is the same color as the living room. I got outta of being brave and picking a solid color too. Score!

Alison said...

Yellow isn't so bad if you can find the right shade, like starshine said. And, I also agree with her mention of green. An earthy green would work with your beiges.

I'm really not one to talk since our kitchen is plain old boring white. My husband is afraid of paint, I tell you.

Miss Britt said...

I just painted my kitchen this weekend and I LOVE it.

And, um, it's kind of a form of yellow. Actually in my head I was thinking "camel".

It's technically Behr Premium Plus (from Home Depot) Sweet Maple... if that helps.

Badness Jones said...

My kitchen is a greeny grey colour that I actually love. The upper cabinets and wainscotting are painted cream, and the lower cabinets are painted a darker grey-green. The floor is black and white linoleum, and would be fine if it wasn't so old and stained, and the appliances are black. We painted it all when we moved in, to hold us over until we could afford to gut it....I still like the colours 3 1/2 years later, but man! do I wish we could afford to gut it! I have some turquoise bowls that look really good with the colour of my kitchen....maybe I'll just get myself some new turquoise accessories....

carrie said...

Butter yellow would be okay - sunshine yellow will put you in the looney bin.

Our kitchen has one giant wall that I painted a dark red. I always get compliments on it. The rest of the walls are covered with cabinets (oak, warm tone) and there is neutral, beigy colored 12" tile on the floor. But really, the red warms it up and I love it!

Phoenix said...

Mine is white, but it's a rental. How about a light orangeish color?

Loren said...

We painted ours a lemon color, it looks very nice.

Andie said...

my kitchen is a color called "brazilian flame"

it's a dark red-orange color. Looks sort of like a rust color. I get tons of compliments on it.

My countertops are a black/grey granite color with terra cotta flecks in it, i have oak cabinets, and my appliances are all black. I also have pergo floors in the kitchen.

if you want a picture, I can share one with you.

just drop me an email and I'll send you the link to the picture.

jennster said...

i knew it!~ a bunch of yellow's! it's like yellow screams KITCHEN to the world. LOL
courtney.. i would love to see a pic of that! and thanks for commenting!!!
star- omg, you said italy. that lone might make yellow ok. lol but i was thinking a sagey green as well and i have one on the wall now. it's hard cause we don't have new countertops yet and won't anytime soon, but what we will get will be totally different than what we currently have, so i'm painting for the FUTURE countertops of america. and my house. lol
anon- now i want a pic of that too!
badness... PICS! immediately.
andie- i sent you an email. of course i want pics, dur. lol

Jill said...

We did a lot of wood and the Sweet maple. It is a bit dark but I like it that way, light would not have worked well for the rest of the open design of the house. The backsplash is actually brown tile. Hey its different! Just like me!

norcalgirl28 said...

You know our kitchen hasn't been painted yet and is uglier than sin, so I'll tell you about our friend's kitchen in Scottsdale. I love this kitchen and I hope I explain it well. The colors may not go with the colors you said you have already painted the main rooms, but I don't know since I haven't seen them yet. Anyway, their kitchen is a plum and burgundy mix with the perfect accents to not make it look real dark. I love it and I would love to do something like that in our kitchen but Frank has nixed that idea. Their kitchen looks like something out of Tuscany, which isn't surprising since they have traveled extensively through Europe their whole lives.

Amy said...

Gah... kitchens... I painted the back wall a gorgeous olive tone (Appalachian Trail) that is in my living room. But, I only did the back wall because I have a newer floor plan where all the walls run into each other and I'm not sure where to draw a line - so I just painted one wall - and actually it looks pretty cool.

RWA said...

Purple with bright gold trim.

I can send you the color samples if you'd like.

Anonymous said...

Great place to get ideas is HGTV.com under rate my room section. I think it is under the decorating tab. They have rooms that people have redone and new ones too. You can take pics of what you have now and everyone there will tell you thoughts on it. Since you love your cam and your new place it might be fun. My kitchen is a soft goldish yellow with white trim and brushed nickel fixtures. Have fun!

ster said...

ANON.. the rate my room is a great idea! i have been searching for real people's kitchens and i couldn't find any! thank you!

Anonymous said...

brother jim says use the same color next to the kitchen and add 2 parts paint to 2 parts glaze and either rag or sponge it on. It will reduce the color but keep it in the same scheme. Or you can roll it on and spnge or rag it off. I know you hate faux but mix it up girlfriend!!!!I actually kept the kitchen the same color as the adjacent walls but I sponged the part between the cabinets and the countertop

Meg said...

Our kitchen tiles are a terra cotta sort of color. We painted the walls a light beige color that we've since decided looks too pink. We're about to paint a burnt red color to pull the red out of the tiles.

Ali said...

my kitchen is light blue. i LOVE the color.

Stephanie A. said...

Our kitchen is a really nice yellow. I feel like the kitchen, for us, is a meeting place and should be warm and that is why we chose a buttery yellow. Here's a link to a pic with it:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pickleness/430301007/

formerly ddm said...

Head over to my Flickr page (The Warden DDM) to see my new kitchen. Just finished the remodel. I'm pretty sure you're marked as a friend and can see them. We have a greatroom, so I had to do the same color all the way through, including the kitchen because there's no logical place to cut it off. The greatroom is 'Bonjour Beige'. There's one accent wall in the family room portion that is 'Venetian Red', to break up all the bland beige. I was shooting for calm, warm, zen but needed a splash of color, hence the red. What color are your cabinets, countertops and floor?

formerly ddm said...

Also, I had a very unfortunate yellow paint incident a couple of years ago. I was trying to pick up some of the golden tones from a painting on the red wall. What I ended up with, was a mustard yellow hallway that felt very much like you were in the funhouse slide of a Burger King.