DH has agreed to getting the whole house painted. We have the golden oak cabinets, woodwork.......lots of windows to the south over looking a lake so is very bright. House is quite open, floors are wood. Any ideas or places to go look? Would like to stay neutral so as to change accent colors for change of pace. Thanks all in advance!!
Sorry, I was a little confused about your question. Thought the thread was about the cabinets and woodwork but it sounds as if you're asking about paint colors??
Does the golden oak have yellow undertones? If you prefer neutral, have you sampled any beige paints with brown undertones? Slightly darker beige if you'd like to warm up the room and tone down the light? If possible, I'd carry both a wood sample and some golden oak along with me to the paint counter.
Then I was confused about your question about "ideas or places to go look"? Shopping? As usual, I'd start with an inspiration piece for my room colors, e.g. a patterned rug, artwork, fabrics, etc. You'll want to select your color inspiration before paint colors.
Given the natural setting, have you considered greens and blues for accent colors to hopefully bring the outside in? Just one possibility -
If you post room pics and more information, I'm sure you'll receive many helpful suggestions. Best of luck with your room! Everything's JMHO.
LOL, well, I knew what I meant, just didn't express it well! I was really thinking there was somewhere on some site that showed colors w/the oak cabinets. when I googled, I mainly found ways to change the color of the cabinets.......that is not going to happen!! LOL Am not good at being able to "see" undertones. Not much chance to go shopping lately, but may just have to break down and go! Will post pictures tomorrow! Thanks!
No problem - I believe our minds work faster than our fingers!
You might check out the Benjamin Moore honey oak #257. It has tons of brown, IMHO. I was thinking your wood's probably more yellow-ish.
If go to the honey oak page on their website, they provide add'l, similar shades plus accents/contrasting colors, too. If you don't care for their brand, any paint counter can able to match it for you.
It's neutral and s/b extremely easy to work with. Will look forward to your photos -
P.S. I still strongly suggest you take a wood sample (plus fabrics, drapes, anything else, etc.) to the paint store for matching. You can't get a true reading from online photos. After obtaining several paint samples, you'll need to verify the colors in your room's own light/exposure, too.This message has been edited. Last edited by: BearCat49,
Greens are considered neutrals but opt for cool greens in light of your warm woods and sunny exposure. Blue grays are another family of colors that remain neutral, compliment your woods and provide a cool contrast. View all potential chips in the varied lighting conditions of your spaces. Also, if a room is bright enough, deep browns follow the above criteria. Wall color cues maybe present via fabrics and/or rugs in your spaces. If stonework or tile is present, these too could inspire the wall color.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Froo Froo,
Unless you want to really bring out the yellow in your cabinets - do not go with terra cotta!
When we were looking at new countertops, I thought I wanted that...found out with the terra cotta sample - NOPE!
I am not adventurous with paint. The entire interior of my house is a taupe of some sort. It's been awhile since we painted so I don't remember exactly. With white trim. When I'm ready for a change, I change fabrics: table linens, curtains, drapes, etc.
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