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LeAnn's "Aqua, 'Orange & Purple" Kitchen

Aqua, Orange & Purple




Perrysburg, Ohio



Colors Used

Orange, purple, aqua

Color Inspiration

I painted the cabinets a color called woodlawn charm but had white walls for several months and then one day it just hit me...I wanted to paint the kitchen a deep purple. I love how it pops with the subway tile and the white trim.

Color Tips

You probably won't get it right the first time, it has taken me lots of tweaking to get it right. The colorwheel is available for a reason, opposites do attract and compliment one another.

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Comments (14)

Did I see this kitchen makeover on Hooked on Houses? Love the colors!

posted by HeyNowTex on October 18, 2010 at 10:48am
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If not for the close-up picture of the unfinished (or just poor) paint job behind the mixer.... :( It's a pretty nifty kitchen, though.

posted by Lizabethy on October 18, 2010 at 8:31am
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I really love it, but I have to second the comment about the unfinished edge. It's amazing how awesome neatness can look.

posted by laurennoel33 on October 18, 2010 at 10:25am
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Agree about the paint, but it's a very cute kitchen and the palette is unusual.

posted by slowdown on October 18, 2010 at 10:45am
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The aqua colour is gorgeous... i'd love to bully my partner..i mean persuade them... to be this brave with colour.

posted by natalie chimes on October 18, 2010 at 11:05am
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love the spirit of this.

posted by Lady J on October 18, 2010 at 12:24pm
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Love the aqua a lot, esp. w/ the white cabinets, black counter and brushed nickel handles. The purple is kind of jarring, and I'm not a fan of orange, but it does add a lot of ebnergy.

posted by theora55 on October 18, 2010 at 1:04pm
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How surprised was I to see this! I live in an apartment which has old countertops with a mint green I'm desperately seeking a color pattern for. This could be perfect and fit well with the colors of my living room... and I live in Toledo! How wild.

posted by Creative Blossoming on October 18, 2010 at 5:29pm
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I couldn't agree more with your comments about my unfinished edge...that was definitely an oops photo and I didn't mean to show it. By the way the paint has since been fixed. Thanks for bringing my attention to it.

posted by LeAnn__ on October 18, 2010 at 2:56pm
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Love the aqua cabinets and all the brightly colored accessories! Beautiful job. I have been thinking of something similar for my kitchen. :)

posted by carolanthes on October 18, 2010 at 3:06pm
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I really like this... It's going into my kitchen inspiration folder.

posted by LSUgrad03 on October 18, 2010 at 4:41pm
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Adorable kitchen!!! I love it!

posted by yellowgiantgiraffes on October 18, 2010 at 5:20pm
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Love it!! even WITH the unfinished edge I'll vote for you again:-)

posted by lemonvodka on October 23, 2010 at 7:21pm
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Great kitchen! i love the aqua. I am not sure if that purple color is too dark to go with the aqua.

posted by House Voyeur on July 15, 2011 at 11:47pm
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