The Best Paint Colors to Go With Cherry Wood Furniture

A number of paint colors can be used in a room featuring cherry wood furniture. The dark wood looks good against a backdrop of both traditional as well as trendy color schemes.

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Make it Stand Out

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A modern kitchen featuring cabinets and a brightly turquoise blue painted wall.

One of the newer trends in the last several years has been gray paint on the wall. Cherry wood stands out when displayed against colors like gray, deep blues and lime green and typically these colors have been used with cherry wood furniture in the past.

Decorating Style

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An aerial view of a gallon of pale pink paint

In some cases, it behooves the homeowner to consider the decorating style she has chosen. For example, a romantic look is really complemented by dusty rose or pale pinks. These colors go well with cherry wood furniture and fit the decorative motif. This kind of color combination has been used quite a bit in traditional decorating styles featuring cherry wood.


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Dining and Living room with cherry wood furniture.

Sometimes the simplest step is to experiment a bit. Certain factors like fabric texture or the quality of the light in the room changes the way something will look. If there's a certain paint color you'd like to try out against the cherry wood, use some paint chips to see if you like it.