Colours With Oak Furniture

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Colours With Oak Furniture

Whether you’ve recently invested in some sparkling new oak furniture for your home or you’re preparing a style overhaul, knowing which colours work with oak is critical.

At Oak Direct, we’ve had tonnes of practice (and fun!) decorating rooms to match and show off our ideal kind of wood, and we aspire to share what we’ve learnt with yourself.


What colours go with oak?

Trust us when we say, any shade can go with oak furniture, it’s one of the reasons it’s so handy! Oak furniture doesn’t just come in one tone; you can get dark oak furniture, golden oak furniture, light oak furniture, two-tone oak furniture and the list carries on! The vast variety of oak wood gives you endless opportunities for lovely and extraordinary colour matches – which is exceptional because you nevermore have to rule out a colour you love.

Choosing the best colour to match your oak furniture all depends on whether you want to highlight or accent your oak furniture, or whether you would like it to blend in more with the décor. So it’s not really about picking yellow or blue, it’s more about finding the right shade and tone of the colour you love to create the effect you desire.

Choosing Colours to Accent Oak Furniture

If you love your oak furniture as we do, and you want to make it seem more prominent and colourful in your room stick to cool colours like grey and bone. These colours lie at the counter end of the colour disk to oak, so they will always make your furniture stand out and look more distinguished. Choosing colours that are a few hues lighter or darker than the wood also adds to the different influence.

Oak Direct Aspen Dark Sideboard
Picking Colours to Blend With Oak Furniture

If you are looking to offset your oak furniture and create more of a subtle, peaceful décor opt for a warm colour palette. Warm hues will always blend well and applaud your oak furniture. Keeping the depth of the colour related to the grain of wood adds to the seamless effect while choosing tones that are somewhat darker or lighter than your furniture stops a room from looking dull.

So, that’s the technical no-how colour choosing done, now for the fun bit, the visuals!

Oak Furniture With White

It may be the obvious choice for your oak furniture, but white is a fantastic canvas on which you can experiment and build. There are many shades of white to support the many shades of oak furniture. Creamy white, bone, are all great with dark, light & honey-coloured oak.

Choosing white as the main force for accessories or soft furnishings in space will keep things looking new.

Shades of white can either accent or blend with your furniture depending on whether you go for warm creams or cool ivories. White is an excellent choice for any room, though it works exceptionally well for multi-functional spaces as it helps to create the idea of space.

Oak Direct White Furniture With Oak

Oak Furniture With Grey

Grey works well with most kinds of oak, but in our opinion, it is particularly lovely with lighter, blonder, oak furniture. This fresh colour will instantly modernise any room!

Oak Furniture With Shades of Blue

Light blue, dark blue, turquoise – we adore all of them! This smart tone not only works well with oak furniture but also in the types of rooms around your house.

Oak Furniture With Green

Olive green in all shades looks excellent with oak furniture. Green is of course, compatible with nature, so it’s fantastic if you would like to introduce the vast outdoors into your home.

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