Oak Furniture is a popular choice for home interiors due to its attractive appearance and exceptional durability. When choosing colour schemes to compliment your oak furniture go for what appeals to you while remaining open to the idea of exciting possibilities as there are many. Here are a few colour scheme suggestions that will work well with oak furnishings.
Light Yellow Colour Schemes
Light shades of yellow bring out the best facet of oak furniture. The shades are evocative of sunlight and therefore are excellent in exposing the sunny aspect associated with oak’s natural golden hues and finish. Light yellow in a room with oak furniture is the perfect way to create a brilliant, jolly and warm ambiance. Avoid darker shades of yellow such as butter yellow or sunflower yellow as these colours have a tendency to overshadow the light tones of a natural oak finish.
Cream Colour Schemes
Shades of cream such as oatmeal or light tones of beige will harmonize the neutral tones of oak furniture and are a very popular choice. This in turn will create a light ambiance that has a unique sense of freshness. Cream colour schemes can balance any décor style from modern simplicity to a rustic country style. The clear, neutral tones are reminiscent of a sandy beach on a warm and bright sunny day.
Brown Colour Schemes
One of the main colours found in oak furniture is brown so this colour scheme will effortlessly compliment the natural tones of the wood. Shades of brown work equally well in both modern and traditional settings and are extremely versatile. For a more understated look experiment with lighter browns such as cafe au lait or sand or if you’re looking to make a statement try bolder chocolate or coffee browns which will create a more dramatic effect.
Red Colour Schemes
Using shades of red to complement your oak furniture is an excellent way of inducing the honey hues of the furniture. If you settle for a red scheme, you need to ensure that it is not too orangey otherwise it may clash with some of the tones on the furniture. Go for shades that have a touch of pink in them, but avoid anything that is overly rusty.
Depending on your style and the mood you’re trying to create, I hope these ideas will help you achieve an environment that will showcase your oak furniture in an excellent way. You may decide to stick to one colour or be more adventurous and pull in various colours schemes that complement your existing accessories and work well with the rest of the room’s décor.