I've been contemplating what color I want to paint the kitchen in our new house (our closing date, if all goes well, is May 25!), and I think I've decided on a sort of tangerine-ish shade. To see if I was crazy for wanting this, I searched the words "Orange Kitchen Paint" on Flickr and came up with some cute and inspiring photos that confirmed my love of this color for kitchens:
Also, check out this picture and this picture.
Doesn't it make you happy just to look at these kitchens?
I don't want to paint all four kitchen walls tangerine; I'm thinking it would be beautiful to do two white walls and two accent walls. One of these walls would be the wall with the cabinets and counter, so the color would just peek through between counter and cabinets and wouldn't be too overwhelming. The other would be the adjacent wall behind the stove and refrigerator. Picture these walls orange...
The only problem is, Nathan, while he won't say it in so many words, seems to be partial to painting the entire interior some shade of taupe. No orange, he says (although he is open to being convinced, I think). No yellow, either, and definitely no green. Some shades of blue might or might not be acceptable, but would certainly not be preferable when compared with a color like taupe.
What do you think? Would orange make my kitchen cheerful, or would it be an overbearing color?