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Old 01-01-2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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I just finished painting my kitchen cabinets an ivory color. I'm planning on painting the walls a darker color (goldish color). Shouldthe baseboards/window/doorway trim be painted ivory also. Should I paint the trim pure white or off-white? What would look better? I appreciate any input. If the cabinets were painted a darker color, I would just go with a pure white trim. Ivory cabinets? I'm a little confused. Thanks.

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Old 01-01-2009, 09:36 PM   #2
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Here is what I tell my customers, colors and decorating are a completely personal thing and up to each individual. If it were me I would paint it the same as the cabinets and not introduce to many colors.


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Thank you for your input. The Cabinets are a satin finish. I'm assuming I should get semi-gloss for the trim?
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Diy Diva, again that is a personal decision, but semi gloss on trim is always a good idea.

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I agree. Semi gloss and the same color as my cabinets. That is how we did ours in our kitchen and it looks awesome.
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What color is the trim in the rest of your house?
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We fussed over this, and decided on the same white that we did the ceiling and cabinet backs. It made the cabinets and walls look taller.
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I just finished painting my kitchen cabinets an ivory color. I'm planning on painting the walls a darker color (goldish color). Shouldthe baseboards/window/doorway trim be painted ivory also. Should I paint the trim pure white or off-white? What would look better? I appreciate any input. If the cabinets were painted a darker color, I would just go with a pure white trim. Ivory cabinets? I'm a little confused. Thanks.
How much natural lighting does the kitchen get?
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I get alot of natural light in the kitchen.
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If the kitchen is open and you can see another room, I would paint the trim the same color as the other rooms. It creates a uniformed look and makes it easier and cost effective when touching up baseboards.
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Here are a few tips to chose color for your kitchen
  • A few coats of cool, crisp and light colors will the much-desired shot in the arm for small spaces. Dark colors, on the other hand, are a strict no-no, as they make the space appear smaller.
  • The impact of natural light on colors must be considered earnestly. Try to bring artificial light sources and colors together, and it's a dead cocktail you are sipping.
  • A kitchen that faces north is sure to sizzle with cool tones, while a south facing space soaked in warm tones leave you gasping for breath.
  • The kitchen wall and cabinets do not have to the Cane and Able of the kitchen's décor. A uniform color palette that creates harmony between these two elements is sure to cause a sensation.
  • If you are keen to experiment just a wee bit, try painting the walls in a shade that's bolder than the one on the cabinets. Something like off-white and pale-yellow will leave onlookers completely transfixed.
  • Striking contrasts with the help of bold colors create drama and intrigue with a seductively intense passion.
  • Allow the bold colors to transmit some of the magic to the chairs and tables, and watch the stoic calm in the kitchen become past tense instantly.
  • The electrifying combination of richly colored hand-painted tiles and plain tiles is a marriage made in design heaven.
  • Bright colors like yellow and orange put the zing back into your lackluster culinary experience

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