The best paint colors to go with cherry wood furniture

A number of paint colours 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 colour schemes.

Make it Stand Out

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

Decorating Style

In some cases, it behoves 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 colours go well with cherry wood furniture and fit the decorative motif. This kind of colour combination has been used quite a bit in traditional decorating styles featuring cherry wood.


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 colour you'd like to try out against the cherry wood, use some paint chips to see if you like it.

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Buffy Naillon has worked in the media industry since 1999, contributing to Germany's "Der Spiegel" magazine and various websites. She received a bachelor's degree in German from Boise State University. Naillon also attended New York University and participated in the foreign exchange program at Germany's Saarland University. She is completing her master's degree in educational technology at Boise State.