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    Painting Blue in the Kitchen

    Chef 298200
    Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:10 pm
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    Taking down wallpaper after 8 years and would like to use Benjamin Moore ....some kind of blue. Anybody that has used blue in their kitchen, would like to hear what shade of blue they used. thanx
    Dreamgoddess
    Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:40 pm
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    Hi and welcome to TSDI! I don't have a blue kitchen now, but did many years ago. Unfortunately I don't remember the name of the color I used.

    What sort of blue are you thinking about? Dark blue, light blue? I've always loved looking at photos of blue and white kitchens.
    Chef 298200
    Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:08 pm
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    I am thinking of a medium blue and white ceiling and woodwork....checked out some blues today. Wanted different colors but with our kitchen wood furniture , the yellow and golds wouldnt look good at all...thanx
    BB502
    Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:37 am
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    I have a country/wedgewood blue (medium blue) and pear yellow and white kitchen! I love it! Everyone who has seen my kitchen loves it! It's a French-Country kitchen. Got the idea from Better Homes and Garden Site. Good luck with your choice! icon_smile.gif
    Dee514
    Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:50 pm
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    My kitchen is white with cobalt blue accents (cabinets are a medium color oak), 7 yr old appliances are stainless and black.
    Chair rail and door trim is oak (matches cabinets), above the chair rail , around doorway trim, and along the soffits is a small cobalt blue stenciled pattern. Soft items (kitchen towels, pot holders, chair seat pads, placemats, etc) are all cobalt blue. Since we are surrounded by large trees (mostly the neighbor's trees), our kitchen would be too dark with a (lighter) blue paint on the walls.....we tried it icon_sad.gif
    racrgal
    Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:03 pm
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    I would vote Wedgwood blue as well. Wedgwood is almost neutral. It mixes well with most colors. The next time you are in a store, take a look at anything fabric. You'll be surprised how many different color combinations will have just a touch of Wedgwood blue. Reds, greens, yellows, even darker blues will mix. You can take your kitchen in any direction with a Wedgwood base.
    Zeldaz
    Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:23 pm
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    There are warm blues and cool blues. The exposure of your kitchen will make a big difference in the best choice. For instance, one on the north side of the house would benefit from one of the warmer blues, while one facing west would do better with a cooler blue.
    Why not find a print fabric you love for curtains or placemats or something, then have the paint store match the blue in that? They can match any tone with no effort. I'd suggest going a shade or two lighter so it doesn't seem too intense.
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:01 pm
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    Zeldaz wrote:
    There are warm blues and cool blues. The exposure of your kitchen will make a big difference in the best choice. For instance, one on the north side of the house would benefit from one of the warmer blues, while one facing west would do better with a cooler blue.
    Why not find a print fabric you love for curtains or placemats or something, then have the paint store match the blue in that? They can match any tone with no effort. I'd suggest going a shade or two lighter so it doesn't seem too intense.


    This is great advice.

    I have a kitchen with both East & South exposure and lots of windows. I have sunlight all day long!

    BM makes a scrubbable paint. It rocks. It cost more but is worth every dollar spent. Wish they offered that when I repainted my kitchen about 5 years ago. I used it on subsequent projects and LOVE it!

    Zmail me for the name if you need it.
    Dib's
    Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:21 am
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    You can also design your kitchen colors using...

    http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-your-home/personal-color-viewer
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:41 am
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    Dib's wrote:
    You can also design your kitchen colors using...

    http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-your-home/personal-color-viewer


    WHoHOOOOO how cool is this!!!!!

    The BM paint you need to get is from the Aura line. It is amazing!
    Chef 298200
    Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:49 am
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    Wow, thank you all for all the replies and idea. We are using Seranata Blue with white trim. It was between a lighter blue and this by Ben.Moore. Its called select paint but only came in a pearl finish not satin. I will try to accent with chair pads and other items in the kitchen. Hoping we made the right choice. But thanks to all of you ....i will use some of the ideas.
    SarasotaCook
    Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:36 pm
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    In my first house, I used a wedge blue, and I had white cabinets. I accented with a dark red and black in some tiles and a few decorative items. It was very pretty; but it was very close to my dining rooms as well, which had more rich/dark colors, but it worked well.

    A good friend of mine painted one accent wall a deep dark blue; but it went well with the blonde cabinets and white cabinets.

    If the kitchen is very well lit and bright and big ... you can get away with a dark color; but it should coordinate with the rest of the house. I hate too many colors in a house that is relatively open.

    Wedgewood is a nice medium color that would work in most rooms.
    Sue Lau
    Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:09 pm
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    Chef 298200 wrote:
    Wow, thank you all for all the replies and idea. We are using Seranata Blue with white trim. It was between a lighter blue and this by Ben.Moore. Its called select paint but only came in a pearl finish not satin. I will try to accent with chair pads and other items in the kitchen. Hoping we made the right choice. But thanks to all of you ....i will use some of the ideas.

    I'd cover the backsplash area with Delft blue decorated tile. But I do love Delft, and accents/dishes in cobalt seem to be perfect for you now.
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