Paint Color to Go with Slate Flooring in a Kitchen

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Paint Color to Go with Slate Flooring in a Kitchen
Several attractive paint colours will complement a kitchen with slate flooring. (Michael Blann/Photodisc/Getty Images)

If you've decided to feature slate flooring in your kitchen, a number of paint colours are available that can add a sophisticated burst of colour to the area. Paint also can make the kitchen seem understated and demure while complementing the slate and featuring functional kitchen items.

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Size

If the kitchen is relatively small, a light paint colour will make the room look more open. For instance, a light slate grey on the floors looks great with light yellow walls, and the combination makes for a bright, welcoming kitchen area. A wider kitchen may benefit from walls that are a darker shade of grey than the floors; a brightly-coloured accent wall in red or blue is an impressive decorative accent.

Features

The wall colour used for a kitchen with slate flooring can also showcase some of the kitchen's features. For instance, black walls will make the stainless steel appliances stand out. If you have a backsplash that is mosaic-style or multicoloured, walls in shades such as purple or green will make the kitchen look cool and relaxing.

Considerations

While slate is a shade of grey, there are slate kitchen flooring options that include other colour tints as well. For example, red slate is a muted shade of red. You can create a monochromatic kitchen look by painting the walls a burnt orange hue. Green slate is often a sage green; walls in medium grey or a silver accent wall will make the kitchen especially attractive.

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