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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Color Me Hooked


OK, it's already been established that I am a recent HGTV junkie. With that in mind, we can all understand my recent scanning of the kitchen and having it come up lacking. Since no one is going to come in to spice up my kitchen it's left to me to do. Or not.


I am considering painting my kitchen the color below. This is the powder room off the kitchen.



This is the current color in the kitchen. My kitchen is 15 x 30 with one long wall in field granite (mostly arched as appliance alcoves and walkthroughs). There is a double glass door on the north and a single glass door on the south, as well as one large window on the east. The room gets a lot of light.



So, should I do it? Because you know I don't have anything else to do with my time! I don't have much room for color in my house as the living area is entirely wood. I painted my office goldenrod a couple of years ago and still like it, but I keep painting the kitchen. Such an important dilemma.

8 comments:

  1. HGTV is a good addictioin for the winter, recover when the good weather returns.

    I love the color of your bathroom. For me, I need a bright kitchen in the morning...especially those cold, dark winter mornings.

    My dream kitchen is yellow with royal blue. I haven't decided on a shade of yellow.

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  2. I have to agree with giantspeckledchichuahua...I think a warmer color for the kitchen is best, especially since you live in a VERY cold state and have many dark mornings.
    I am in the process of picking paint for my kitchen as well, I am leaning towards a golden yellow.

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  3. It is a dilemma. The color of your bathroom is rich and elegant - and I find it to be a warm shade. I think I would love it for a while, but tire of it soon and want something lighter and brighter. They say dark wall seem to recede and disappear, rather than close you in. But with a room that size you can certainly take the risk of going darker.
    I've always admired those rich wine colors - especially in dining rooms. Perhaps the lightness in all the stone walls and all your windows would be enough to balance the darker burgundy walls.

    It's such a personal choice. You have to do what feels right for you. My kitchen and dining room are a kind of cafe-au-lait froth color with lots of white moldings. But my kitchen has so many dark cupboards, I could not go any darker. However, most of my accessories are the same rich burgundy you are wondering about. Perhaps that's why I am partial.

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  4. Go fir it! Love the richness of the red.

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  5. I love a warm colored kitchen and the rock work and wood would compliment the color you've chosen. Color to me just adds so much character to a room!

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  6. GO AHEAD AND DO IT! ITS JUST PAINT AND IF YOU DONT LIKE IT YOU CAN CHANGE IT! I REALLY LIKE YOUR BLOG! I LIVE IN TEXAS AND I SHOW GAITED HORSES.

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  7. Any shade of red is not usually my colour[think where I live! lol. ☺] but I think this would look fantastic & I don't think it's a colour you would tire of quickly. As others have said your stone & windows will provide enough light that it won't be overpowering. I think I'd be tempted to try it. What a lovely dilema to have for the winter months.

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  8. Thank you everyone for your advice and opinions.

    gsc & Judy, I like yellow as well, but the grey in the stone would not work well with it, and there is a lot of stone!

    Bonnie, there is also very little wall space and the cabinetry is light maple, while the floor is pine planking. I think it will be ok.

    Ice Pony Girl, I think I will go fir it!

    Alicia, after seeing the photos of some of your rooms, I bow to your very good taste!

    scot7, Welcome & thank you! You are right, it can be redone. I have a couple of saddlebreds, one with a rack.

    Ganeida, I can understand why you would avoid red. : )

    I believe I will paint it, now I simply need to find the time. I am also going to try my hand at a glass mosaic backsplash behind the stove, the only place I need one. ( the sink is in the middle of the room!)

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