Five years ago, when we first moved into our new NH home, all the walls throughout the home were plasterboard white. Loving color, I wanted to paint the walls right away to make it my home. I was in love, like everyone else at that time, with the warm Autumn color palette:
Around the same time, Benjamin Moore introduced their new Affinity colors and I fell in love with the color firenze AF-225:
A very warm and neutral terracotta color. Our kitchen cabinets are maple which is a close color neighbor to oak. Look how nice this color works with our wood cabinets:
The terracotta color enhances the wood tones. I have always loved the combination.
Now we are starting a kitchen redesign. New countertops, new backsplash and now I want new paint! I really looked and thought back and forth if I should change it because it worked so well. But, everything else in the kitchen is going to be new, so why not a new wall paint color?
I never hung window treatments above because I could not find fabric that I loved enough. Someday, (right, Mike?) I would love to put a banquette against the back wall and flat roman shade window treatments in a coordinating fabric.
So if you have been looking for a paint color that will work well with your light to medium wood kitchen cabinets, give firenze or another terracotta color a try!
If you need help selecting wall colors for your home, contact me today.