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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.

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white kitchen cabinets with oak 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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House Tour + a Color Combination

Happy Friday everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a Parade of Homes tour from Montana! We moved here a few months ago after my husband graduated law school and we are loving being back home.
This tour is pure Montana, I love it. Everything in the home is decorated in a western theme and even the paint colors coordinate well. Here is a color scheme that is very neutral and although is definitely a certain theme, could work well in any home.
The main color on the walls is Bagel by Sherwin Williams and most of the trim is painted Craft Paper. I thought it went really well with the woodwork in the home (for those of you looking for more paint colors to go with wood trim. Also see my post here.)
The red accent wall in the master bedroom is painted Crabby Apple and the interior windows and doors are painted Biscuit, all by Sherwin Williams.

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The construction was completed by a friend, Joe Fulford and most of the decorating by his wife Traci. If you have any other questions, let me know but I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! It is definitely fall here, the cold feels like it has settled in, but I am loving it! See you next week!
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Paint colors that go with wood trim and cabinets

Paint Colors that go with WOOD {trim and cabinets} + My Favorite Neutral Paint Colors

One of my most frequently asked questions deals with paint colors that coordinate well with wood trim and cabinets. Today, that is what we are going to talk about! Most of the pictures that are submitted and posted on this site have painted white trim or cabinets, which I think looks clean, crisp and makes the paint pop – I love white, but not everyone has white cabinets or trim, or even wants them, or maybe you do want them but you have a stubborn husband or landlord.  So if you have any type of wood in your home and are trying to  pick out a paint color to go with it, this post is for you!

Paint colors that go with wood trim and cabinets
I know there are a lot of different opinions and tastes on what goes with wood and what doesn’t, but when picking out paint colors – I would leave wood in it’s natural element. Think earth tones and neutrals. That’s what God put wood with in nature and I would leave it that way in your home. I would try and avoid bright colors, especially yellows. The two will clash and there won’t be a harmonious feel.

If you have darker wood, I would definitely choose a lighter color, something that will provide contrast and showcase the trim – because that can be art in itself.

For lighter woods, go a little darker, once again to provide contrast.

If you have Honey Oak, or “orange” oak in your home, and really any type of wood, you will have to determine if you want your cabinets or trim to stand out and “pop”, or if you want your paint color to blend with the oak. If you want it to stand out, picking a cool paint color will give the paint and the oak a distinct contrast. Go with the purple, blue or green family.

Warmer paint colors, from the red, orange and gold family, will create a welcoming feel and will give your room more of a glow.

If you go with neutral colors, which I would most definitely recommend, you have the ability to not only create a harmonious feel between the paint and the wood, but you can add color elsewhere when you decorate. Neutral colors are meant to compliment just about anything, so you won’t have to worry about other colors in your home clashing with the paint.

So below I have listed some of my favorite neutrals. Colors that I believe will compliment the wood in your home.  These are meant to provide a starting point for you. Not every color will look good on your walls. Every home has different lighting, home décor and colors in general so what may look good on my walls might look terrible on yours. Just make sure to sample – that will give you the best idea of how the paint will truly look.

Another tip – most every paint brand (Benjamin Moore, Martha Stewart, Sherwin Williams, etc.) has a neutral section that you can find in their fan decks or at the actual store, with a variety of colors to choose from. That would be another great place to start if you want more choices than the ones listed below.

Here are my favorite nuetrals – many have been featured here at FPC and are colors that I would use if I were to paint my home today. This is where I would start.


Hush by Benjamin Moore

China Doll by Sherwin Williams

Ancient Marble by SW
                Gray Owl by BM
Consentino Chardonnay by BM

Upward by SW

Universal Khaki by SW

Blonde by SW

Revere Pewter by BM

Oat Straw by Behr
Ocean Pearl by Behr
Rice Grain by SW

Fossil by SW

Nutshell by Martha Stewart

Pebble by Martha Stewart

Cityscape by Martha Stewart

Kilim Beige by SW

Softened Green by SW
I have also included more photos of inspiration, to give you an idea of what certain colors may look like against wood.
Paint that goes with wood
Latte by Sherwin-Williams

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White Raisin by Sherwin Williams
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*not sure of the exact paint color name, but added it for inspiration. love the gray here with the wood trim. for more info click on the link below.*
Design Sponge

Neutral paint that goes with wood

Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore. Another one of my favorite neutrals. See more here.
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Tobacco Road by Duron
Tobacco Road again– see more here

Paint color that goes with wood trim

Cliff Rock by Behr
From my cute sis-in-law’s house.

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Cliff Rock again in the kitchen.

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Spring Fawn by ColorPlace

Paint with light wood floor

Bing Cherry by Porter Paint. I showed this because of the light wood floors.

Paint with wood floor

Betsy Ross House Moss by Valspar (National Trust Historic paint collection). Once again, I love this color with the wood floors.

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Paint with wood wainscoting and cabinets

Grasslands by SW – Garden Web

Green paint with wood cabinets

Tate Olive by Benjamin Moore
*I scanned this from the “Pacific Northwest” pamphlet from Benjamin Moore.

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Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.
*I scanned this one too, taken from the “timeless neutrals” pamphlet from BM.  You can barely notice wood trim on the bottom, but I loved it with the table and chairs too.

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Neutral with Oak
I would love to see the paint colors you have chosen to go with the wood in your home. If you have a paint color that you love, please send me your pictures and I will try to add them to this post. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to comment or e-mail me at favoritepaintcolors@gmail.com. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and Happy Painting!
*For more paint colors that go with wood trim, see here. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Paint Colors that go with WOOD {trim and cabinets} + My Favorite Neutral Paint Colors

Thank you for stopping by Favorite Paint Colors! For more paint colors that go with wood trim and cabinets, see here. Have a great day!
One of my most frequently asked questions deals with paint colors that coordinate well with wood trim and cabinets. Today, that is what we are going to talk about! Most of the pictures that are submitted and posted on this site have painted white trim or cabinets, which I think looks clean, crisp and makes the paint pop – I love white, but not everyone has white cabinets or trim, or even wants them, or maybe you do want them but you have a stubborn husband or landlord.  So if you have any type of wood in your home and are trying to  pick out a paint color this post is for you!
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I know there are a lot of different opinions and tastes on what goes with wood and what doesn’t, but when picking out paint colors – I would leave wood in it’s natural element. Think earth tones and neutrals. Think about lighting too; Hinkley Lighting has some great options. Also, I would try and avoid bright colors, especially yellows. The two will clash and there won’t be a harmonious feel. If you have darker wood, I would definitely choose a lighter color, something that will provide contrast and showcase the trim – because that can be art in itself. For lighter woods, go a little darker, once again to provide contrast. If you have Honey Oak, or “orange” oak in your home, and really any type of wood, you will have to determine if you want your cabinets or trim to stand out and “pop”, or if you want your paint color to blend with the oak. If you want it to stand out, picking a cool paint color will give the paint and the oak a distinct contrast. Go with the purple, blue or green family. Warmer paint colors, from the red, orange and gold family, will create a welcoming feel and will give your room more of a glow. If you go with neutral colors, which I would most definitely recommend, you have the ability to not only create a harmonious feel between the paint and the wood, but you can add color elsewhere when you decorate. Neutral colors are meant to compliment just about anything, so you won’t have to worry about other colors in your home clashing with the paint. So below I have listed some of my favorite neutrals. Colors that I believe will compliment the wood in your home.  These are meant to provide a starting point for you. Not every color will look good on your walls. Every home has different lighting, home décor and colors in general so what may look good on my walls might look terrible on yours. Just make sure to sample – that will give you the best idea of how the paint will truly look. Another tip – most every paint brand (Benjamin Moore, Martha Stewart, Sherwin Williams, etc.) has a nuetral section that you can find in their fan decks or at the actual store, with a variety of colors to choose from. That would be another great place to start if you want more choices than the ones listed below. Here are my favorite nuetrals – many have been featured here at FPC and are colors that I would use if I were to paint my home today. This is where I would start.

Hush by Benjamin Moore China Doll by Sherwin Williams Ancient Marble by SW

Gray Owl by BM
Consentino Chardonnay by BM Upward by SW
Universal Khaki by SW Blonde by SW Revere Pewter by BM
Oat Straw by Behr Ocean Pearl by Behr Rice Grain by SW
Fossil by SW Nutshell by Martha Stewart Pebble by Martha Stewart
Cityscape by Martha Stewart Kilim Beige by SW Softened Green by SW
I have also included more photos of inspiration, to give you an idea of what certain colors may look like against wood.
Latte by Sherwin-Williams

White Raisin by Sherwin Williams
*not sure of the exact paint color name, but added it for inspiration. love the gray here with the wood trim. for more info click on the link below.* Design Sponge

Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore. Another one of my favorite neutrals. See more here.
Tobacco Road by Duron
Tobacco Road again– see more here

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Cliff Rock by Behr
From my cute sis-in-law’s house.

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Cliff Rock again in the kitchen.

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Spring Fawn by ColorPlace

Bing Cherry by Porter Paint. I showed this because of the light wood floors.

Betsy Ross House Moss by Valspar (National Trust Historic paint collection). Once again, I love this color with the wood floors.

Grasslands by SW – Garden Web

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Tate Olive by Benjamin Moore
*I scanned this from the “Pacific Northwest” pamphlet from Benjamin Moore.

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Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.
*I scanned this one too, taken from the “timeless neutrals” pamphlet from BM.  You can barely notice wood trim on the bottom, but I loved it with the table and chairs too.

Neutral with Oak
I would love to see the paint colors you have chosen to go with the wood in your home. If you have a paint color that you love, please send me your pictures and I will try to add them to this post. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to comment or e-mail me at favoritepaintcolors@gmail.com. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and Happy Painting!
*See more paint colors that go with wood trim and cabinets HERE
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