Opposites Attract: Wood & Paint

Want a surefire way to pair paint with wood? Look no further than the colour wheel!

Colours opposite one another on the colour wheel are complementary. As the name implies, they work well with one another in any decor scheme. To find the perfect paint pairing for the wood in your space, simply marry the wood undertone to a complementary shade. So...

Oak loves blue.

Oak's orange undertone tooks fab with blues.

Pine pairs well with purple.Yellow pine pairs nicely with purples.

Mahogany goes with green.

The red in mahogany complements greens well.

Barnboard and washed wood like red.

The greens in barn board and washed wood stun alongside reds.

Pictured above: wood samples, The Floor Studio; paint colours, Farrow & Ball.


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