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kingwestlady's picture

Hi,My stair / kitchen north facing looks so sad especially in the long winter weather in Toronto.  Its a north facing living/kitchen and I really need some help or suggestions to change up the paint colour.  The current is Stonington Gray.  I like the feel of a morning or afternoon sun shining in to the room.  What is a soft yellow paint which I can use that will go with my kitchen which is BM Jalepno.

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njones's picture

Try autumn sun by SICO.

kingwestlady's picture

ImageImageHi, here is the image.  I want to consider something soft in yellow for the kitchen instead.  Any recommendation which will compliment Stonington Grey on the other side of the room? 

kingwestlady's picture

Hi,I posted 2 more new photos of the same north facing view (keep in mind that I also have 2 storey west view which is hard to show in the photo).  I believe LIGHTING have a major impact on wall colours and so that's why I want to emphasize the point.  Anyways I repainted kitchen to "BM DILL PICKLE" which is so much nicer in the day time".  I just fine "BM JALEPENO" very strong in the day light and it gives it a very dull rather than fresh and cheery.  Dill pickle gave me that effect which was great. I was considering BM Straw Hat on the wall going up the stair but I still think I will get sick on having yellow eventually.  I stuck to safe colour and tried BM revere pewter going up the stair.  The wall from the entrance door is also cover up with Revere pewter.  It was BM Stonington Gray before and it was beautiful combo with the green kitchen but I find it very cool during canadian long winter.  As you can see I left half unpainted on the stair wall so Stonington Gray is still there.  Revere Pewter is on the first half of the wall, (lol)..not sure if any keen eyes can see the difference.Anyways, here are my questions:1.  Should I paint the kitchen cabinet white?  I have never take on this project before and so I want some feedback as to how hard it is, trick and trade to consider before I take it on2.  What accessories to add more into the scene if I move to Revere Pewter to make my place looks together.3.  Should I also paint the kitchen stools and if so what colour?.  Its a very stricking expresso solid wood right now.Thanks  

lmurphy's picture

I've painted many rooms Benjamin Moore HC-4 Hawthorne Yellow and just love how soft and soothing it is. Not sure how it would look with Jalepeno, though. I do like this post from Michael Penney's new blog about a similar green with blue, though...

Speaking of blue, I just painted my dining room with Sarah Richardson's Seersucker (Para Paints SR 46). It's a really lovely blue that looks grey in some lights, bluish green in others...

Let us know what you end up with!

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