Redesigning your house to match every aspect of your decor can be challenging. Homeowners who have opted for cherry wood furniture can choose among many different flooring colors to match or complement their furniture. Picking the right color for your floor can bring out the beauty of your cherry wood pieces.
Cherry wood furniture features a deep-colored wood that gets darker with age. Natural cherry, when first cut, is actually a light wood with a reddish tint that slowly cures to the colors that most people associate it with. Cherry wood stained furniture is a dark reddish-brown. Therefore, cherry wood furniture can vary substantially in shade.
Cherry furniture's characteristics are brought out when placed in a room with a contrasting wood style. Light-colored bleached-wood stains or a natural finish without any staining can create a light-and-dark color contrast. Those who try to match the colors of their furniture and floor may find an exact match difficult. A contrast of color between the floor and the furniture can give your room an extra dimension of color.
Cherry wood furniture that has been stained in a deep shade will go well with off-white or light beige flooring. These colors are available as a stain as well. You can apply a high gloss off-white paint to the floor instead of staining it. A cream color paint will go nicely with dark cherry wood. After you paint the floor, you can apply a water-based polyurethane to make it shine like glass.
Darker Floor Colors
Wood flooring can be stained in a variety of colors for those not interested in keeping their floors a light or natural-color wood finish. Stain colors that can potentially go well with cherry wood furniture include honey, mustard or even dull tints of green. These colors are available in paint as well.
Living in New York City, Nicholas Briano has been a professional journalist since 2002. He writes for "The Wave," a community weekly covering the borough of Queens. Briano holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brooklyn College.