Colours like cherry red, ochre yellow, lime green or rusty orange will bring out those warm hues in oak for a zesty palette that warms up a space. With cooler brights like vivid blue, deep teal or raspberry reds, oak will bring in the warmth to these spaces, balancing out the cooler palette and grounding the space.
Oak is a very versatile wood when it comes to building furniture . It is often used for cabinets, flooring and furniture . The grain looks similar for both varieties of oak with slightly longer, yellow rays and flecks noticeable in white oak and swirling patterns in red oak .
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! Light blue, dark blue, turquoise – we adore all of them!
Although oak will mellow and darken a little over time, it takes hundreds of years to develop the rich dark patina of aged oak . If you have existing dark oak furniture or more traditional décor, you may prefer a dark oak floor to match.
1. Light, neutral colours. For a contemporary feel, you can ‘t go wrong with white or light grey . All of these pair especially well with the yellow tinges of light oak .
White or black furniture looks impressive against the honey oak color . This furniture stands out against the light color and makes the room come to life. You can also incorporate both white and black coloring in your décor to add a modern flair to your décor.
Oak. Oak is the hardwood most commonly used for fine, durable furniture. A very hard and heavy wood oak can be found in red and white varieties throughout North America and Europe. Red oak , also known as black oak, has a pinkish hint and is more popular than white oak, which has a slightly greenish cast.
There are few knots in red and white oak , but a distinctive feature that makes it easy to identify the species is visible in a certain cut of the wood, called quartersawn, where it displays strong flecks of rays (cells that run perpendicular to growth rings).
As I’m sure most people know, oak wood is rather expensive . However, it is also the second most popular material to make furniture from, the first being Pine wood. Many people just write Oak wood off as a needlessly expensive material to use.
With its warm tone, you can pair a red oak hardwood floor with colors like yellow or apricot to create a warm effect in your room. Be bold and paint your walls red to turn up the heat to the max. Blue is also a great choice for red oak hardwood floors. You can consider pastels, aquamarines and darker shades as well.
Warm Neutrals If you have dark wood cabinets , try a color palette that brings out the warmth in the wood . We recommend that you choose lighter neutrals with warm undertones, such as creamy white, beige, taupe, warm-toned grays, linen, or a very soft blush pink.
Other paint colors that would look beautiful with honey oak wood trim are warm grays with green or bronze undertones. In bathrooms and bedrooms, blue -greens can also look lovely. Stay far away from any beiges with cool-pink undertones and grays with true blue or violet undertones.
You’ll need to wax your furniture at least every six months, to nourish the wood and form a lasting seal for your furniture . This may sound daunting, but it’s worth it, to help your furniture really last a lifetime. Waxing protects the grain, and makes the wood crack resistant, keeping any finish in the best condition.
You can usually determine a wood piece as oak by running your hand across the piece. If it’s completely smooth, chances are it’s not Oak .
A nice contrasting wood with red oak is Port Oxford Cedar, the grain textures match and the color contrast is pleasing. I also like walnut or mahogany as a dark options.