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Reader’s Question + More Paint Colors To Go With Wood (Red Pine)

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is about paint that coordinates with wood. I had a reader contact me the other day, wondering what to do about her kitchen cabinets and wall so that the colors would work well with her red pine trim and doors.

The woodwork in her home is beautiful, I love the big fat trim around the windows, the hardwood floors and the red pine doors. As you can see the ceiling is also planked wood, but she is planning on covering that up with drywall and then painting it white to lighten up the kitchen. She is also getting new custom cabinets, and a new quartz countertop.

Her question was what color to do the cabinets and the walls to coordinate with the red pine she has in her home. Her contractor suggested she go with blonde maple cabinets, and she wanted Sharkey Gray by Martha Stewart to go on her walls.

I put together a palette so that she could see what that might look like with the wood, and also added a few other greiges that I think would go great with Red Pine.

greige paint colors to go with wood trim and cabinets

From top to bottom the paint colors are Agreeable Gray by Sherwin-Williams, Sharkey Gray by Martha Stewart, Pismo Dunes by Benjamin Moore, and Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. I love all of these colors because they are warmer greiges, which you want you have a warmer wood such as red pine.

Debbie has been going back and forth between blonde maple cabinets and painted. I told her that either one would work, it just depended on the décor style she was looking for. Mixing woods can be very beautiful, but to me the wood in her kitchen would really pop if she went with painted cabinets. I found some inspiration pictures with woodwork and I love the beauty of the wood itself when the rest of the room is a neutral color.

kitchen with wood trim

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kitchen with wood trim

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white kitchen cabinets with oak trim

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kitchen with oak trim

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 kitchen with wood trim

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My go-to color for white cabinets is White Dove by Benjamin Moore. It’s got a touch of cream to warm up the color and it doesn’t have any weird undertones. Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams is an identical match to White Dove if you prefer Sherwin-Williams.

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With wood, I love beiges, creams, greens, and blues.

paint colors to go with warm wood

 Here are some of my favorites from each category I listed above that would look great with warm, wood trim.

Starting at the top: Ivoire by Sherwin-Williams – a light cream with a touch of yellow.

Network Gray by Sherwin-Williams, a great blue-gray that is a good contrast with wood trim. Here is an example of blue with wood.

blue paint with wood trim

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The middle color is Huntington Beige by Benjamin Moore. A great neutral with a hint of brown.

Crisp Khaki by Benjamin Moore– a great tan that would work well with any type of wood trim.

The last color is Svelte Sage by Sherwin-Williams. I love green with wood, as I’ve mentioned before it’s natures best combination. Here is an example of a sagey green with wood.

I hope this helps when trying to decide the best paint color to go with your wood trim. I also hope to follow up with you and show you the transformation of Debbie’s kitchen and let you know what she decides. For more posts I have done on paint colors to go with wood trim and cabinets, see here. Have a great day!

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sherwin-williams 2017 color forecast

2017 Paint Color Trends

Happy 2017 everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are inspired to make this new year the best one yet. I am adjusting to having 4 kids and getting back to reality. We’ve had a little bit of a honeymoon phase at our house with the kids out of school and my husband being able to take off work – today is our first “real” day back. So far so good!

Here are a few popular paint brands and their color forecasts for this year. You’ll notice a trend – definitely cooler colors and a lot of purples and blues. If you’ve been following my blog for long, you know I love blues but I have never been a fan of purple undertones, or purple in general for that matter, but maybe this will be the year that I embrace it.

sherwin-williams 2017 color forecast

I would love to try Alchemy on a cute piece of furniture and maybe Marea Baja for our laundry room that needs to be done? Mature Grape could make a bold statement in a bedroom paired with gold accents.

Benjamin Moore 2017 paint color trends

Benjamin Moore has some beautiful colors – Jenny from Evolution of Style painted a small powder room in Gentleman’s Gray which I loved.

Glidden 2017 paint color of the year

Glidden’s palette is probably my favorite – more my style. See more colors at Glidden.com.

2017 PPG Paint TrendsFynes Designs

This color palette from PPG has color from all over the spectrum, sure to please someone from any interest and style.

2017 Behr paint color trends

2017 Valspar paint color trends

Behr and Valspar also have categorized their colors into different styles, check them out at Valspar.com and Behr.com for more inspiration.

I haven’t always loved January, but it’s become one of my favorite months. I love the possibilities a New Year brings, planning, making goals, and dreaming big. We definitely have house projects on our list of things to do and I have loved looking at the different color forecasts for 2017 for new ideas. I will keep you posted on what we decide to do, I hope that you can find some inspiration for your home projects of 2017 as well. Happy 2017!

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Our Early Christmas Present

We received the best Christmas present last Friday and this little boy has consumed all of my energy and time and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I will be back in the New Year with more paint inspiration and consultations. I hope you enjoy the next few days with family and friends and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for following me and visiting Favorite Paint Colors, I truly appreciate it.

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