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Kitchen Color Problems

My wife and I just changed our cabinets to espresso and our countertops are sand color. We wanted to do a really warm orange to cozy up the kitchen. Currently we have 10 samples on the wall but think we have narrowed it down to:

 Behr Marmalade Glaze, Behr Flaming Torch,  Behr Maple Leaf and Martha Stewart Butterscotch 


Is orange an okay color for a kitchen? We have no center island and there is more wall space than cabinets. WE NEED HELP,!!! 

Re: Kitchen Color Problems

  • I wouldn't choose orange but that is only because I find gray or beige cozy more than I do orange. If you are questioning it, I probably wouldn't go with it because the kitchen is a room where you don't want to have to "live with" a wrong color choice.

  • I think all of those colors look good, so I guess I'm not much of a help. Just wanted to warn against making the room too dark, although I still think you can pull this off. Have you considered doing a lighter backsplash?
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  • We have espresso cabinets and had beige counters (up until last week when we replaced them). I liked the combination with gray walls. I felt like the cooler color kept it more current than using all earth tones. There's a picture in the post from earlier
  • A little input from a graphic designer:

    I think marmalade glaze or butterscotch would look great. Orange is proven to trigger the part of your brain that thinks about eating, so it's a great color for a kitchen. Also, I think it will warm up your

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