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amother




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Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 2:33 pm
The cabinets are melamine and a parchment yellow. The walls are painted the same parchment yellow. The counters are a darker yellow / brown, and I'm not sure what material it is. Certainly cheaper than even formica. There is also brown wood paneling on some parts of the wall. In order to paint the wall, but keep the melamine cabinets and wood paneling, because I have no budget for anything other than just painting, it obviously has to be a color that goes with yellow / bown. The problem is, I hate yellow / brown. I'm much more of a cool white / blue / gray person. Any advice on what color to paint this kitchen?
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amother




Cerulean


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 2:38 pm
Gray with warm yellow/brown undertones.
Maybe a greige
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Wife1




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 2:40 pm
Is it possible to also paInt the cabinet?
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shmosmom




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 2:44 pm
A deep red
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amother




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Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 2:44 pm
amother [ Cerulean ] wrote:
Gray with warm yellow/brown undertones.
Maybe a greige

Can you recommend such a color? To the comment below about painting the cabinets, I think it's pretty hard to do that with this type of cabinet material.
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Iymnok




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 2:45 pm
Blue and yellow can go if you like that combo. Can you change the knobs?
If the paneling is unpainted, consider it a neutral.
See if you could get paint samples. There may be a blueish shade that would go. Otherwise beige would be the obvious choice.
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TriAspora




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 2:58 pm
You can cover the counters with something like this. Then paint the walls to match the new counter color. Yellow/Grey/White is a nice combo.
Home depot link (edited) https://www.homedepot.com/p/Wi.....lsrc=aw.ds


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Ellie7




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 3:01 pm
Can you paint the wood paneling?
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ra_mom




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 3:11 pm
White with very minimal yellow design.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 3:14 pm
Ellie7 wrote:
Can you paint the wood paneling?

Yes, but no way to get around the cabinet color.
All good ideas (even the deep red!)
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amother




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Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 3:15 pm
TriAspora wrote:
You can cover the counters with something like this. Then paint the walls to match the new counter color. Yellow/Grey/White is a nice combo.
Home depot link (edited) https://www.homedepot.com/p/Wi.....lsrc=aw.ds

I just can't see gray and yellow going together.
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gamanit




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 3:22 pm
Can I see a photo? From what I'm imagining a nice modern wallpaper that ties in can work well.
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OutATowner




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 3:27 pm
I can't picture exactly what you are saying, but I would say a blue that's not as dark as navy, but almost. And then you can have matching navy accessories like vases or coffee containers, or curtains if you have a window.
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Rappel




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 3:30 pm
If the yellows are as pale as you describe, then a brilliant blue would look stunning in contrast.
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BadTichelDay




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 3:34 pm
I was thinking along similar lines like Rappel but I thought of a deep, rich turquoise, to get a sort of turquoise-gold (well, almost gold) contrast.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 3:46 pm
The problem with all these deep bold ideas, is that the kitchen is tiny. Did n't mention that I guess. So I need to keep it as light as possible.
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gamanit




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 3:48 pm
How about painting the cabinets themselves? You remove the doors, paint the frame and doors separately then put them back on. For a small kitchen it's not a huge project.
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BadTichelDay




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 4:41 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
The problem with all these deep bold ideas, is that the kitchen is tiny. Did n't mention that I guess. So I need to keep it as light as possible.



I guess in that case, I'd recommend light silver gray for the walls. (Without seeing it, Idk if that fits but the idea would be making it like a "silver and gold" motive)
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Rubber Ducky




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 4:41 pm
Take a cabinet door to a Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams paint store and find out whether they can be successfully painted.
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my mama




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 13 2019, 6:28 pm
Maybe you can cover the cabinets with contact paper and paint the walls to coordinate with that instead
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