Updating white cabinets with oak trim

Think of your wood trim and floors as a shade of color.

My rule of thumb is to go at least three shades lighter in wall paint color (yes three).

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Also, I have a very different approach/opinion than most people that takes some explaining.

via Sarah Gallop Design Today, I didn’t want to just give you a list of paint colors that work best with wood trim/floors, I also want to explain and make my case for why I recommend and completely avoid certain colors in these spaces.

via Linda Mc Dougald Designs I haven’t really delved much in the past into colors that work with wood tones for multiple reasons but the primary reason is that it’s complicated.

It’s also a very subjective topic and if you asked another color expert, designer, architect, etc.., their opinion, you would get a completely different answer from each one of us.

This is the sweet spot where you will get both contrast and balance that will so beautifully compliment the wood tones.

If you only go up one shade, something will not look right because it’s too close to the shade of the wood.

Cyndy here from The Creativity Exchange back with another paint color palette.

If you happened to miss my post last month about how to use Sherwin Williams Snap It for finding paint colors, you can find that post here.

Your wood color and shade blends in and there is no balance.

Even lighter pine is a shade of color and it’s not as light as many people think, but rather a mid-tone shade.

If you have cherry trim, floors or cabinets, that means that you have red in your space and a color like green on the wall may conflict.

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