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Please Help Fix Mistake in New Build

SJ Allison
5 months ago

Please help! I just saw my new build (not finished yet) for the first time, and I am very disappointed. The bright-white backsplash looks horrible with the not-as-white cabinets and the countertop. (This is not a custom build; it is a planned community with limited options.)

Do you think it will look (a lot) better if we repaint the walls with a blue-green, such as Sea Salt, Window Pane, or Healing Aloe? The baseboards are SW7006 Extra White, so I'm hoping that by getting rid of the cream-colored walls (SW White Duck), the bright-white backsplash won't look so bad because it will tie in with the trim better. (Please ignore the builder-grade knobs; I'm planning to switch to brass.)

My decor will be off-whites, rattan, and beachy blue/green/aqua accents. ( I'm going for a Serena & Lily vibe.)

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