Decorating & Furniture/kitchen color scheme

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Hi!  I am looking for some help figuring out a color scheme for my kitchen/dining area.  We will be using pine flooring in the low traffic part of the room, but marmoleum (natural linoleum) in the high traffic area of the kitchen - an L shape between the sink, fridge and stove.  We are somewhat limited because we would like to buy the marmoleum from this website, where certain colors are on sale: http://www.greenbuildingsupply.com/utility/showProduct/?objectID=707 .  I know it's hard to judge on the computer screen, but can you suggest what you think would be the least hideous of the colors for sale on that page? We are open to patterns on the floor or a solid color. And what color counters and walls you would pair it with?

Thanks for any thoughts!
Sadie

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The two colors that are most neutral are: Barbados or Natural Corn and either of them would pair well with pine flooring.  I would opt for a solid color rather than combining colors or creating patterns.  The simple reason is that if you ever have your home for sale, it will be best to have a neutral background.

Countertops should also be neutral - not necessarily white or beige, but a pleasing solid color unless you are planning to use granite or silestone.  Your wall color can be virtually any color you like since the base of the room is neutral.  While you didn't mention your cabinet color, just make sure the paint color creates a nice contrast.

Regards,
Jenny

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