T.C. asks from San Diego, CA on August 08, 2010
Kitchen Remodel - San Diego,CA
My kitchen remodel is done -LOVE it!
Santos Mahogany floors, off white cabinets, beautiful minsk granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances & handles on cabinets! Dark chocolate dining table with off white leather chairs! Looks amazing (yes ive been watching too much hgtv shows-lol) So now I need my "pops" of color-i'm thinking teal-any suggestions??
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I forgot to mention my walls are gray!!
M.C. answers from Los Angeles on August 09, 2010
It sounds beautiful! Orange was my first instinct too, but you go with what you love. If you are just looking for "pop" of color, go out and buy a couple of things in a few different colors, bring them home, set up each one and see the one you are drawn to. It could also depend on what you have in the rooms nearby, you don't want to clash. Just save receipts and take back what you don't like. Good Luck!
N.H. answers from San Luis Obispo on August 10, 2010
Congratulations on your remodel! Sounds beautiful.
I agree with the poster who said to try a few things. However, I would start with fruit or vegetables in various colors, dish cloths, etc. and put them around the room. You would most likely use any small thing (fruit, cloths, etc.) and you wouldn't have to take them back to the store (returns=time wasted).
I, too, am a fan of DIY shows and am always impressed when the designer shows colors in small displays to the home owner before they make a big purchase.
J.B. answers from Los Angeles on August 09, 2010
Orange!! A happy color!
J.R. answers from Davenport on August 08, 2010
you could do orange, too, it would go great with the brown and off-white. - I agree with the lady saying bring home paint samples, or buy a couple pieces in a few different colors, and sit them out see what you think - and keep the receipts!!!!
Try shopping at Tuesday morning, for good stuff a a good discount.
K.T. answers from Las Vegas on August 09, 2010
How about light blue or burnt orange?
S.S. answers from Cincinnati on August 08, 2010
teal is a cool color, generally for a pop color you want a warm color if you think the warm color might be to much combine them. we did our kitchen in light greens the used both purple (cool) and yellow (warm) as accents have you considered seafoam instead of teal or even getting some paint sample, this way you can bring them home and hold them around your kitchen without the commitment of buying your accents first.
B.B. answers from San Diego on August 09, 2010
Sounds beautiful! My first instinct was orange or teal. But I have been loving the new charcoal/tan color combo in all the interior magazines lately. I was at a beachy interior store today in San Diego and the whole store was white/ off white/ charcoal and tans. It was stunning!