Aaaahhhhhrrrggg! So my new kitchen is almost done but we need to choose paint colors. The kitchen and dining areas are now more combined and open, kind of like an eat-in kitchen.

I want something warm and inviting, but not dark. The style is Old World/Tuscan Villa kitchen. I'll try to post a pic but the colors probably won't come out well. So I'll link the cabinet and countertop site's color samples too.

Counter top Caesarstone: click on Sierra, then double bullnose, then Top for best color representation:

Cabinets: Medallion Valencia, cherry with pecan glazed burnished finish (page should show style & color):

We're doing a tile backsplash in a ciarro stone finish (neutral beige/taupe).

So, should I choose a similar color (warm neutral color but not yellow) or a complementary color (warm with yellow tones)?????

I plan to have some purple (grape) accents. The ceiling is only 8' so should I paint it a shade lighter than the walls? Or the same? What about the trim? I wish I knew someone here to help choose these colors.

OK, you can start with the links. I'll work on getting a picture but there aren't any overhead lights installed yet.

ETA: actual kitchen pics! (ok they're coming out HUGE so I'll just link)

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