, November 14th , 2017.
An agreeable pastel to pair with cherry wood is its color opposite from across the color wheel: green. For something shabby chic, use pale minty green -- or opt for an analogous pink. To achieve a country-meets-city atmosphere, give light blue-green or almost-aqua a go. Create an earthy bedroom escape with cool cucumber, subtle sage, or muted moss, or warm up to energizing pastel coral or salmon in the kitchen or home gym. Cherry wood already has dark, dramatic notes of burgundy, chocolate and sometimes, charcoal, so keep the drama going with a paint color plucked from its color striation. So that it doesn't say "subterranean dungeon," finish a dark space with plenty of light-reflective metal and mirror accessories, white drapery and off-white furnishings.
Charcoal off-grays have very subtle differences in the RGB values but remain true neutrals, making them the perfect complement for most colors, especially bright whites, warm citrus hues and pinks. Because it appears so often in nature — think stones, storm clouds and the North Atlantic — it also works well in with natural materials like wood, marble and greenery. Cool charcoal pairs well with bright white trim and works with most wood floors. In a house like this, with period details and nice bones, it highlights the architecture while modernizing the room. Warm charcoal above the bright white wainscoting adds a lot of drama to this dining room but doesn't get too flashy about it. "A common mistake people use in selecting gray is using a 'cold' gray for a wall color. Grays with brown undertones can really warm up a room.
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