Black walls in kitchen

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Home Stager with Staged Makeovers
I did a color consult in a home today that had black floral wallpaper in the kitchen.  The cabinets were medium oak, floors medium oak and the appliances were black.  Since the home is vacant, every feature is exaggerated.  The homeowners are willing to remove the wallpaper so I suggested Sherwin Williams' color "blonde."  It is a golden beige that highlights the color or oak.  Can't wait to see it completed.
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Rainer
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Tony D. Howell
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Were the owner's on CRACK with those color choices??? LOL
Aug 03, 2007 07:10 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Sandi Bauman
Chico Homes Real Estate - Chico, CA
Chico CA Realtor
I once saw a deep purple kitchen...  ceilings included.  Ya just have to wonder!  I hope your color makeover goes nicely.  :)
Aug 03, 2007 07:15 AM #2
Rainer
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Sharon:

Unbelievable.  Good thing the sellers were willing to change the color.  Now it has a chance to sell.

Aug 03, 2007 07:53 AM #3
Rainer
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Axel Weiss
Bradenton Realtor and Sarasota Homes for Sale - Bradenton, FL
Sea to Sky Realty
You see funny things in some homes. Do you have any pictures to share with us, would be interesting...
Aug 03, 2007 08:35 AM #4
Rainer
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Susan Smith
Rooms That Work LLC - Sandy Hook, CT

Wow...that's exactly what my last house had when we bought it.  It even had the complimentary black/pink border.  It was horrible!  Can't wait to see the B/A!

Susan

Aug 03, 2007 09:46 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Garvey
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver - Denver, CO
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Glad to hear that the homeowners were willing to work so well with you!!  Good going Sharon! Regards-Kathleen
Aug 03, 2007 09:53 AM #6
Rainer
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Ann Krewson
A.L.I. Designs, Inc. - Houston, TX
A.L.I. Designs; Staging Houston Homes; Allied Member of A.S.I.D.
Sharon, I used that same color once and it turned out to look more yellow than expected. Be sure to test the walls first before you apply the color everywhere.
Sep 11, 2007 08:53 AM #7
Rainer
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Phyllis Pafumi
ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey - Old Bridge, NJ
ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ

Taking down the paper is always a good idea and using neutral colors with bright sharp accents are always a smart choice.

Phyllis pafumi

 

Sep 13, 2007 12:58 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Teresa Meyer
Cincinnati Home Stager - Cincinnati, OH
Home Staging Cincinnati-OH.
Wow!  I hope you post before and after pictures for all of us to see!
Sep 13, 2007 11:04 PM #9
Rainer
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Carol Ellis
Luxury-Domain to Home Stage - Charlottesville, VA
If this ain't job security for stagers I don't know what is!
Sep 13, 2007 11:21 PM #10
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Sharon - www.stagedmakeovers.com
Ann, yes it's true that colors can be deceiving based on the light from outdoors and how it reflects on the walls.  In this case, ANYTHING is better than black!  Plus even if it pulls yellow, that will be a good color since the surrounding colors are red and green.  Thanks for your input.
Sep 21, 2007 02:13 AM #11
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Sharon - www.stagedmakeovers.com
Ann, yes it's true that colors can be deceiving based on the light from outdoors and how it reflects on the walls.  In this case, ANYTHING is better than black!  Plus even if it pulls yellow, that will be a good color since the surrounding colors are red and green.  Thanks for your input.
Sep 21, 2007 02:13 AM #12
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Sharon - www.stagedmakeovers.com
Ann, yes it's true that colors can be deceiving based on the light from outdoors and how it reflects on the walls.  In this case, ANYTHING is better than black!  Plus even if it pulls yellow, that will be a good color since the surrounding colors are red and green.  Thanks for your input.
Sep 21, 2007 02:13 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Kim Dillon
Creative Eye Home Staging - West Chester, PA

Glad you were able to convince them.  Just did a house where they removed dated wall paper from the kitchen!  What a difference!  Now, we just hope it sells!

Kim Dillon, Creative Eye Home Staging

Sep 21, 2007 03:05 AM #14
Rainer
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Anthea Click
Fresh Perspectives - www.InsideNashvilleHomes.com - Franklin, TN
Nashville Home Stager - Selling Nashville, TN homes quickly!

Sharon,

If you were in Nashville I would swear I had been in the same kitchen. Wonder if the homeowners were realted? Great color suggestion too. I love "Blonde" from SW and use it often.

Sep 21, 2007 06:47 AM #15
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