Dear Paws to Talk,
I am about to redecorate my kitchen and am unsure about which color scheme to choose. My husband wants to use neutral tones but I would like to do something more lively.
So far, the decorators have shown us several of options but we have been unable to come to a decision. For years, we have saved up to redo this kitchen so it is important that we have a fantastic finished product.
Do you have any tips on what style we should use?
-Sharon the Human
I have the panache for decorating so DiDi has respectfully bowed out of answering this letter. Many tell me that I have impeccable taste so I feel confident I can give you some good tips.
For starters, kudos for redecorating what I consider to be the most important room in the house. As far as I am concerned, the room where the kibble is distributed cannot be topped.
I think that you should talk your husband out of making the kitchen neutral. Life is too short to be surrounded by beige.
Decorating is a very personal experience so please don’t feel obligated to use my suggestions. You have to feel comfortable with the design.
I suggest a blue as the main color with some accents of sunshine yellow. Also, you could do a blue with hints of chocolate-brown. Sage green is also a refreshing color to use which looks wonderful with white or a pale yellow.
No matter what colors you choose, don’t go crazy and make your kitchen look a cartoon fun house. A little bit goes a long way. Make sure that the floors are a classic wood or tile so your color scheme shines. Your husband can even pick a neutral tone floor.
Be sure to take a moment to savor the excitement of this project. After all, you have been dreaming of it for a long time.
Good luck! I can’t wait to see the after photos!
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