Decorating & Furniture/kitchen


I am redoing our kitchen.I have chosen medium maple stained cabinets and limestone flooring with stainless steel appliances.I am looking at countertops now and like the black galaxy granite but am scared it might be too much.My kitchen is 22 x15 including the eating area,with two goodsize windows.Also if I go with the black-what color walls?Thanks

Black is a great neutral color and a touch of black in every room is a great anchor.  With the color combination of maple and black, you could use virtually any wall color that you happen to like except yellow.  Yellow tends to washout the maple cabinetry.  A safe look for color fearful folks would include a khaki or taupe wall color with bright white trim.  You could also use a yummy sage green with bright white trim or even a pale to medium icy blue.

Hope this gets your creative juices flowing.


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