Your Designer Friend Q & A – Featuring Interior Designer Linda Bradfield

Question:
“Dear Linda, my favorite cousin, Richard, is in the process of re-doing his kitchen. He has most aspects down but is having a terrible time with paint colors. He needs a color for the cabinets and another for the walls.
He is leaning towards white cabinets but the color he picked out looks too creamy/yellow with the marble tile.  He is also interested in doing red accents like his kitchen aid mixer so I was thinking he should stick to whites, blacks and grays.  
Do you have ANY quick suggestions of paint colors?  Keep in mind the avocado stove is not a factor when choosing a design….lol.”
Thanks!
Beth
Reply:
Dear Beth,
 
Thanks for sending in your question.  I would love to help you!  I like to use cool neutrals to contrast accents such as red, orange and yellow.  I recommend using Benjamin Moore Aura paint in the following areas: Elephant Tusk (OC-8) on the walls, Cloud White (OC-130) for the trim and Copley Gray (HC-104) for both upper and lower cabinets.  Painting the stove a bright red, such as Tricycle Red (2000-20)would add a crisp accent and be focal point and fantastic pop of color!Good luck and send me photos of his progress!

Your designer friend….Linda B!

linda bradfield
interior designer
LBD
Benjamin Moore Consumer Advisory Board Member

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