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froelich's picture

I am buying a house and I need help with my kitchen I was thinking of painting my backspash for now, as I hate the tiles, then replacing the tiles later. What colors would work and should I change the color of my cabinets. I'm open to any suggestions, (this is how it looks now and this is not my stuff in the picture). Thanksmy kitchenmy kitchen

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ChalmersAbrams's picture

I agree that the tile has got to go!  There are numerous options you can take once the tile is gone.  You could retile, using something you like, you could use a solid surface like granite, or you could actually paint just the backsplash a slightly different color or complimentary color to the rest of the kitchen.  I've seen this in some of the homes we've built and it actually looks really good (and is the cheapest of the three).  Good luck!

froelich's picture

So I'm thinking of doing a beadboard backsplash now and wondering if that is a good idea? I have other beadboard in the house and thought it might tie it together.

froelich's picture

Thanks,I was thinking of the dark grey, but I love the look of when the kitchen colors are almost edible. I hope that makes sense? But when it can be warm and I am afraid the grey might be uninviting? Any thoughts?

gmcauley's picture

Hello froelich,

I think a dark grey would look sharp against the white cabinets. For more kitchen decorating ideas, check out these galleries:

Good luck with the new house!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

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