Show off your solid oak furniture - with colour!

Show off your solid oak furniture - with colour!

There seem to be two schools of home decor. One treats furniture as a necessary evil that has to fit around the home's style and colour scheme, while the other considers solid oak furniture to be the star of the show, able to draw all eyes in a room.

Neither is wrong, but - unsurprisingly - we're coming down on the side of the "furniture as a statement" argument. If you've seen our amazing oxbow dining table, or the biggest of our sideboards, then we won't have to explain this one. But even smaller pieces of solid oak furniture can stand out - and all it needs is colour.

Wall colour, to be precise. A backdrop that will show off the beauty of lacquer and wax, highlight shapes and edges, and make handles and hinges stand out.

If you're looking for the perfect wall colour to complement your solid oak furniture, then look no further! We've got some great suggestions to help show off that stunning piece of furniture you adore.

Firstly, there's the classic choice of white. It's a godsend for anyone who gets the jitters as soon as the phrase "statement wall" is mentioned.

Besides, a clean, crisp white is a timeless backdrop that will never go out of style. It's a great choice if you want to keep the focus on your furniture and create a light and airy feeling in your space.

If you're looking for something a little warmer, consider a soft beige or cream. These neutral shades will create a cosy atmosphere and provide a subtle contrast to your oak furniture.

For a bold option, try a deep navy or indigo blue. This rich hue will make your oak furniture stand out and add a touch of sophistication to your space. Plus, it pairs well with other natural materials like leather and wool.

Lastly, a soft green, like sage or olive, is another great option. It complements the natural tones in the oak and creates a calming effect in your room.

No matter which colour you choose, make sure it speaks to your personal style and makes you happy every time you walk into the room.

Share pictures of your oak furniture and wall colour combinations with us in the comments below!

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  • Gary Anderson
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