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Kitchen Before & After: Which do you like best?

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roxymaniac

I just tiled the backsplash with these mosaic tiles and now I need to paint the cabinets. Mosaic TilesMosaic TilesThey are currently "Golden Oak" and I don't know whether to take them dark, light, or in between.Before: BeforeBeforeBlack: BlackBlackWhite: WhiteWhiteBrown: BrownBrownOpinions needed!Thanks :)

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dytecture

 Darker color cabinets looks better with the appliances.  You might want to 'cover' the floor with a more updated rug as well.

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Suzannne

The original looks very dated. My choice of your pics would be the black. I can see that looking almost "romantic" if you added a splash of bright colour and possibly a bright green plant in the corner.My favourite is the darker brown that dustbunny pictured. It looks clean and crisp as a kitchen should.

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rasskizge

roxymaniac wrote:
I just tiled the backsplash with these mosaic tiles and now I need to paint the cabinets. Mosaic TilesMosaic TilesThey are currently "Golden Oak" and I don't know whether to take them dark, light, or in between.Before: BeforeBeforeBlack: BlackBlackWhite: WhiteWhiteBrown: BrownBrownOpinions needed!Thanks :)
 I recommed you to keep brown color.It looks good out of all.The main problem with white is the  stain marks or dust accumulated  will be more prevalent on white coating,and with Black it abosrbs heat generated in the kitchen.  http://www.vanbrouck.com/

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mashal

btw, how did you change the color on the cabints? i mean which software did you use.tnx

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mashal

working in a design company, i have learned that brown is much popular than black and it give a modern look to anyroom. so i vote for dark brown.

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Nestor_Kelebay

I dunno.  Maybe I have no sense of style.But, in my honest opinion, the "Before" picture actually looks the nicest.Maybe get a more colourful dish towel to hang on your oven door handle and call it "done".But, what do I know.  I woulda chose a polka dot design.

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thisdustyhouse

I'd most likely go with the darker brown.

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spersaud

Have you gotten any closer to a paint colour decision, roxymaniac? I'm so keen on seeing what you went with! Keep us posted. :)

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Cisak

I'm not liking the brown at all, I think it makes it look dated. I prefer the black (or actually a grey-black or black-brown, a true black might be a bit much), makes the whole kitchen look more sophisticated and modern. I love white kitchens but I'm not liking it with the modern-looking stainless steel appliances and tile.

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yougogirljill

I love the darker brown, looks crisp and current. Hope it goes well with whatever you choose!Jill

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janetita

Please, not white...is there grey in those tile?  I think some variation of grey might be good as it would be good with the fridge etc and would not be too dark.  I like the brown but think it is too dark. Would love to see what you do when finished.  What colour is the floor? It looks green in photo but suspect it is more like marble....

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roxymaniac

Thanks!Another option is a combination: ComboCombo

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