Most of us have wood tones in our home. If not on the floor, then as furniture or kitchen cabinets.
While wood isn't considered a 'color' in your color palette, their tones do need to be considered. Wood can have red, brown, yellow or in some cases, gray tones.
One of my readers has a color question with lots of wood tones:
Claudine, I m so glad that I found your blog on pinterest....I have been wanting to change the colors of my walls (which are now white) the only problem that I am running into is the living room, dining room and kitchen are all open. I guess I need to find a color that will flow through all the rooms. My living room has victorian furniture in it and my table is cherry. The dining room and kitchen has light oak furniture. I have hardwood floors in two rooms which is are medium oak color and the floor in the kitchen is white ceramic tile. I relly would like to get away from the white but I just have no idea as to what color I should go with. I really hope that you can help me with this. Thank you Theresa
Most neutrals will go nicely with all wood colors, with the exception of some beiges. Beige can get a little pinkish, or flesh toned and that color doesn't always look its best with a yellow toned wood, unless it is grayed down a bit. So you have quite a range of color to choose from. You didn't mention the color of your furnishings, so I'm going to play it safe and stay in the gray/beige range of color. I don't know if you have blues or greens or golds, but I know that the gray/beige colors look beautiful with almost all other colors - so we will be safe in that range.
All of those wood tones you mentioned will also look lovely with grays and with beiges that have a gray undertone. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions that have proven to be successful with most colors and wood tones.
|Benjamin Moore REVERE PEWTER|
Trim: Benjamin Moore WHITE DOVE
|Benjamin Moore WICKER|
|Benjamin Moore GRAY CASHMERE|
|Benjamin Moore ASHWOOD GRAY|
|Benjamin Moore GRAY OWL|