“Hi Maria, In all my years of design school and working with a designer I have never learned the amount of knowledge about undertones and color as I have from you and your eBook.
My home has Baltic Brown Countertops, with a blue green island, cabinets that are a red undertone and yellow wood floors in the kitchen. Also my carpet butts right up to the yellow floors and have a little bit of pink beige as well.
What do you choose for a colour when you have yellow floors with a countertop that has pink beige in it? Which undertone do you lean towards when you have that happen?” Dawn S.
First, most hardwood floors I treat like a pair of jeans unless they are an unusual colour, so I wouldn’t worry about your floors when choosing a wall colour.
Since your Baltic brown granite has pink beige, black and green gray tones in it and you want to move towards the a cooler grey for your wall colour I would choose a light green beige neutral like HC-81 Manchester Tan.
It will give you the look and feel of a cooler grayer tone which also won’t clash with your pink beige carpet like the golden yellow you have right now (below).
The reason I would stick to a green beige and not go to a green grey or blue grey is because it would stop looking neutral and start looking like a colour that simply doesn’t relate to a single thing in your space.
As an added tip, when you think about updating your kitchen, I would remove the upper cabinet attached to your hood fan and install one that goes to the ceiling. Install open shelving similar to the look and feel of the open shelving you currently have in the empty corner, paint your cabinets white (CC-50 White Down), remove the 4″ backsplash and install cream subway tile right up to the hood fan and below your cabinetry.
If you don’t to paint your cabinets then I would skip new backsplash tile unless you go with a green that relates to the current blue green of your island. White or cream backsplash tile would not work because you don’t currently have any white in your kitchen and black would be too heavy even though it’s found in your granite.
Hope this helps,
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