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Paint that goes with cherry wood furniture

bornbnidDecember 17, 2012
We have cherry dining room furniture, but very warm wood floors. We tried painting the walls blue, but I don't think it's working. Any suggestions?
(Note: these pics only show first coat. Didn't paint a second coat yet, hoping to find a different color)
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I think the blue is a pretty color. Once you remove the green tablecloth, hang artwork and maybe an area rug to bring the colors together it may be perfect. In reality, it's the other peachy/canyon wall color that isn't working for me in the next room. It doesn't look to complement the flooring. Could be my screen tho.
4 Likes    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 5:59PM
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I like the color of your lampshade against the furniture. That might be a way to go adding color and pattern with things like a rug, art and accessories.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 7:19PM
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Robin Young
I painted Wilmington Tan by Bennjamin Moore with my Cherry Cabinets and wood floors. Looked great.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 7:28PM
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If this is a dining room, go neutral on walls in a deeper tan, beige tone. Then when you decorate for holidays nothing will clash between table and walls. Consider an area rug under the table/ seating area to limit the floor exposure to only near the walls. I too had same color flooring with my darker wood furniture and a floor rug helps a ton!
1 Like    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 7:55PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I like your blue with the cherry, and I agree with my friend Darzy that once you put the room back together with furniture, artwork and accessories, things will start looking as you wanted them to look.
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 8:04PM
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I agree with Darzy that the peachy beige next to the dining room that is fighting for attention. It's competing with the blue and the cherry furniture. Don't know yet what color would work there--maybe something lighter. Also, the dining room could use a chair rail and/or crown molding. All the suggestions above are a very good start.
Just wanted to add one more thing: you'd be amazed at how much framing that opening between the dining room and the adjoining room would make. I'm thinking framing it with woodwork, you can look it up for ideas, and I'm thinking a medium-dark wood--it doesn't necessarily have to be match your cherry furniture--or even more of a blond wood to go with your floor. It would really dress up the dining room. Good luck!
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 8:17PM
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I happen to agree with you. Blue is a lovely color, but I'd rather see it somewhere else. And I agree with Darzy. The color in the next room is not a great compliment to the floors. Perhaps you could paint the area between the two rooms an off white to minimize the color difference.

Buy a few samples pots of paint. Use them to paint foam board then prop them a few feet apart around the room. Look at them for a few days at different times of day eliminating them as you go. You will narrow it down and find the right color before doing all that work again.

I like these colors:
1) Classic: http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/grasslands
2) Elegant: http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/barefootinthegrass
3) Timeless: http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/mountainlane
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 9:07PM
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Nice floors and the blue is pretty! Maybe if you carry it into the next room it would blend better? :) Otherwise here are a few suggestions for you! Best wishes! :)
3 Likes    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 9:10PM
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