I (a professional color consultant) prefer bright white paint almost all the time. My go-to cool white, with the slightest hint of grey, is Benjamin Moore Decorators White. That bit of grey makes the color (and space) look established and classic, rather than having been slathered upon by conttactor's' Super White or the New York City default standard, Linen White.
Choosing the Best White Paint:
A Cool vs. Warm and Old vs. New Theory
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Since it is orange, play it up! Orange is a vivacious color and--hot! This New York color consultant suggests Benjamin Moore's Antelope Canyon.
Color to Complement Orange-y Cabinets? Good Questions
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Well, it's one (effective) approach. People are notoriously afraid of color, so this is a way to get started and more comfortable with riskier projects to come.
Week 3: The 80/20 Rule
The Color Cure
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Apilco white china, from France, is carried by Williams-Sonoma, and you can buy a la carte. Serving platters of different sizes, soup terrines, even little porcelain cows in which to serve cream. The price adds up, but it is microwave and oven safe and lasts a lifetime. That said, I use my red, orange and yellow Fiestaware every day! Wish the bowls fit a little more easily into my dishwasher racks . . . .
Best Everyday China 2010
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This is the classic Le Creuset kettle perched atop my stove, but I am loving the pink one and the turquoise one, too!
Best Tea Kettles 2010
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