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Old 07-02-2009, 01:41 PM   #16
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I would use a white color for the cabinets and add distinct hardware to the doors. That way the kitchen never looks out of date and it makes the whole space cleaner. I suggest changing to flooring to so it is comfortable to while standing.


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Old 08-31-2009, 10:46 AM   #17
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I just painted my kitchen and the walls are a tomato color and I painted the cabinets a putty or concrete color and it turned out awesome. I was told to use a high gloss because if it being in the kitchen for easy clean up. I changed out the hardware to a brushed nickle brought our kitchen from the 80's up to date!
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:14 PM   #18
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3D Design - Thats the way to go for sure..!!!

[quote=Jay123;293712]Swmbo wanted to paint our cabinets last year...and went through the same thing.... After I drew it up, she was able to play around with a bunch of colors by herself (thank god).

This is the very best way to see the project progress. I find that Chief Architect is a simple and easy to use program to make a kitchen design. And there are some great free training videos on how to at www.ChiefTutor.com

And Free Textures - http://www.chieftutor.com/textures/


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Old 09-02-2009, 08:53 AM   #19
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Couple of thoughts here. NIX the hunter green. It is passe for sure but the sage sounds nice. Your existing colors are very bland but a dark accent might make all the difference, especially since the floor is light as well.

I have seen two awesome "dry mustard " and sage combinations recently as accents which are very rich together but not sure if that could work with your back splash. When the budget improves you could trim that back splash away with a utility knife and tile it for more accent. Or cut it away and paint it and just run a wallpaper border above the splash. If you stay with soft shades you may want to eventually darken the counter tops for more contrast. The contrast on the island would be a winner for sure.

My kitchen is a 7 x 9 galley. Just repainted all the 35 year old OAK again with a fresh coat of bone MELAMINE for a clean look. Then tiled the back splash to pull up the dark granite look counter. We used slate brown paint on one wall to give it some pop and wrapped the brown onto the bulkhead at the ceiling where I will install mini pot lights in future. Then I inlaid slate brown mini tile as a border in the back splash. Total makeover so far, less than $200 although we had done the handles prior.

FYI on a tight budget, you could also paint the counter with melamine for a fresh look. The second shots here a 1/2 bath room that used to be hunter green. We saved the wallpaper border, painted out above it and converted to sage. The hunter green still remains in the flooring...future project. The counter is a light slate which pulls in the green beautifully...IMHO


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Old 11-28-2009, 03:18 PM   #20
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Resources on Color trends???

I have a friend who's trying to fix up her house to sell it. Her and I were talking about what to do with the kitchen cabinets. When she bought the house, the cupboard doors were caked with build-up and general cleaning wont get it off. So she decided to hire a professional to clean and paint them. Now she's not so sure about that because they are oak and thinks that maybe natural wood would be a good selling point?? But they are stained really dark and stripping them down to refinish might be alot more expensive? She wants to know what colors are popular, or will attract the attention of prospective buyers. I'm curious too. Does anyone know a good place online to read about that? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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I really like your idea!


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