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Painting Laminate Floor – Help!

So here’s the dilemma. We have an eye sore of a floor in the kitchen. And that’s the next big room on our project bucket list. But the entire kitchen overhaul might not happen for awhile, so I’m hoping to paint the floor to make it work in the meantime. I have everything – the paint, stencil, rollers and sealer. But I’m completely torn between two paint options.

Planning the Design

This project is a no-brainer for me. I take that back, it could either make my day every day, or turn into a huge Pinterest Fail. Either way, we’ll eventually be ripping this floor out, so I have nothing to lose. I already have everything for it and it should take a day or two at most. For reference, here’s our kitchen floor and cabinet colors. I love being in the kitchen, but this floor drives me bananas every time I look at it. It’s some kind of laminate or linoleum. I’ve never stenciled a floor before, but I’ve seen it done beautifully. Why not give it a try?

kitchen floor laminate DIY painting stencil

Here’s the stencil:

kitchen floor laminate DIY painting stencil

kitchen floor laminate DIY painting stencil

First off, I jumped on the computer and started playing around with different colors and combinations. Do you remember you or your kids playing Tesselations back in the ’90’s? It was kind of like that, repeating patterns over and over until you get dizzy and your eyes start to hurt.

Our Paint Options

The colors I have to work with are brown, white, tan, black, light blue, green, and a metallic silver paint. I started to see that three or four colors should be the max. I finally narrowed it down to my top two choices, but every time I think I’m sold on one, I’ll make a case for the other. So if you could help me choose, I’d be mucho grateful.

We’ll call Option A the one with a black background and Option B the one with the tan background. There’s a version of each with green, silver, and green+silver. Happy voting.

Green Versions

kitchen floor laminate DIY painting stencil

Option A with green

kitchen floor laminate DIY painting stencil

Option A with green

 

kitchen floor laminate DIY painting stencil

Option B with green

 

kitchen floor laminate DIY painting stencil

Option B with green

Green and Silver Versions

kitchen floor laminate DIY painting stencil

Option A – Green with Silver

kitchen floor laminate DIY painting stencil

Option A – Green with Silver

 

kitchen floor laminate DIY painting stencil

Option B – Green with Silver

kitchen floor laminate DIY painting stencil

Option B – Green with Silver

 

Silver Versions – No Accent Colors

kitchen floor laminate DIY painting stencil

Option A with Silver

 

kitchen floor laminate DIY painting stencil

Options B with Silver

kitchen floor laminate DIY painting stencil

Here’s a side by side version of this one.

 

Please Vote!

Any constructive input is welcome. At this point I am completely overwhelmed and have analysis paralysis, so I just need to take a step back. List your favorites in the comments. Please and thank you 🙂

 

Honorable Mentions

You can see why my head hurts.

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