Updating white cabinets with oak trim
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.
This is something that you may not realize when walking into a space but something will feel “off” in the color combination if there is a conflicting color on the wall and wood tones.
Colors that border the grays are better colors for complimenting wood tones.
Another big problem that I see is that people do not think of their wood trim and flooring as a shade of color. If you have dark wood floors and trim and you paint your walls a dark brown or a dark green, you have the same dark shade of color from floor to ceiling.
It’s pleasing on the eye and our brain needs that color balance harmony.
Even lighter pine is a shade of color and it’s not as light as many people think, but rather a mid-tone shade.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).If people also have wood wainscoting, 100% of the time I will suggest white.I know it’s not glamorous and it may “sound” boring but in my opinion, nothing showcases, calms and balances strong wood features and undertones better than white.
If I can (hopefully) explain it well, it can help you down the line to know what to look for in a color and what colors you should be avoiding.