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home and garden interior decorating

What color looks good with cedar?

Last Updated: 11th June, 2020

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Gray, always a popular choice for the main exterior color, is paired with two shades of green for a nature-based yet sophisticated color scheme. Taupe, tan and beige are all classic colors to pair with cedar.

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In respect to this, what color goes well with wood?

I generally select neutral colors when I am painting a room with natural wood details, whether cabinets or stain-grade trim. Greens, grays, whites and beiges are no-brainers. Warmer colors, like orange, brown, rust and red, work too, but the deeper tones of these colors work best.

Furthermore, is there a paint that looks like wood? With two shades of latex paint and a simple acrylic glaze, you can apply paint that looks like wood to all of your favorite home accents.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what colors go well with espresso?

As we've discussed, espresso color can certainly hold its own in great design. Some of the color palettes that contrast well with espresso include green-grey, blue-grey, light olive, and mint green. Because of espresso's dominance as a color, a softer contrast color becomes almost an accent color.

What color looks good with oak?

Rich, Deep Colors Dark, charcoal gray and deep, gun-metal gray with dark blue or green undertones make oak furniture and cabinets look updated, rich and sophisticated. For high contrast with the golden yellow tones of oak furniture, use a deep shade of the complementary opposite, such as eggplant or aubergine.

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  2. Sand and Clean the Piece. Sand the surface of the piece.
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  5. Distress the Piece with Sandpaper and Steel Wool.
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