Wood is inconsistent. For starters, ash, birch and walnut range from cedar and maple often have notes that are golden or umber, and cherry wood has a red undertone. Choose a wall paint color that is contrasting or complementary to go with wood trim by taking a look at variables, including the design and the timber type you are going for.
For Red or Orange Undertones
You can not go wrong by pairing warm-colored, natural or varnished wood on the walls if you’re after a casual cottage or farmhouse atmosphere. Green’s complementary color is reddish, but believe that organic cherry wood, for instance, isn’t a real red. It might be a striation of browns and burnt orange. Stand back. Look at the trim as a color and imagine its color on the walls. It’ll pair well with a paint color like blue-spruce if the trim reads for example. Opt with a golden or yellow undertone, including spring leaves, if it appears burgundy.
Elevate yellowish woods, such as pine and some oak and birch, with if your layout preferences lean toward rocker-chic and complementary purple paint. In case your inner decoration sense prefers subtlety, you are going to get as much comparison from perhaps modern paint with a undertone, or brownish paint with a red note — instead of a blue hue.
The Ideal White for Brown
An updated effect is presented by white walls alongside wood trim. But unless you use pure white, then you are facing an onslaught of alternatives. Seeking a paint-swatch fan deck or display, you will see heaps of so-called”whites” To match richly mahogany trim, for example, utilize white with a hint of coolness — green or blue. An airy, darkened backdrop of light pinkish ash timber with barely aqua walls, or buttery, creamy birch moldings and almost-lavender walls create an perfect canvas off which to”bounce” punchy, vibrant accessories.
Underneath the Weathered
As timber ages, it grays or weathers — think of roofs on English Tudor homes. If you are working with fresh cedar trim, for example, you may have a tendency to select complementary paint with a tinge. But in a couple of years when the trim turns rustic, rustic gray, you may not be happy with the effect. If you are not going to complete the wood to keep its original color, go with paint that is more complementary to the color it will become, instead of the color it is now. Ebony or walnut walls highlight weathered, grayed or old — or fresh — cedar or other wood that is brightly colored. Alternately mid- or dark-gray molding is impartial enough to comparison with nearly any vivid wall shade, from red or blue to lime or aqua. Color is personal; put your personality preference and the appearance will come smartly.