What color paint on walls for natural oak floors?

homeseller2010December 3, 2010

Hello All,

I am planning to put my house in the market early next year.

Right now, the walls through out the house is "Bone white"(Benjamin Moore)---half white.

My living room/dining room floors are natural oak. I tried several neutral colors on the wall to complement the floor color. However, nothing seems to work!! They look even more uglier than Bone white. I tried "Tan" colors from BM just so not to overwhelm the buyers. They do not match my floors. I tried dark color below chair rails and lighter color above chair rails but below the ceiling crown molding--but some how I feel that was too many colors!!

I would like to use only one paint color through out the Living/dining room.

Can any of you suggest paint color to complement this natural oak floors?

Thanks guys

Jim

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
retiredprof

Jim: You might try this. In my last house I had natural oak floors, too. The wife of a buddy of mine (the guy who actually did the painting) recommended I go with a light gold. I was really hesitant, but when it was done it was knockout. The gold really brought out the warm tones in the wood. Her advice to stay away from the tans/browns was spot on. Guess it helped that she has a degree in interior design.

Take a look at these BM colors: America's Heartland (197), Windham Cream (HC-6), Woodmont Cream (204), and Vanilla Ice Cream (2154-70).

    Bookmark   December 10, 2010 at 8:19PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Cast iron table on the patio rusting?
A small cast iron table has been outside for 15 years,...
yugoslava
Paint to contrast molding
Hello, We just moved into a five year old townhouse...
JoAnn Babish
Paint for basement stairs
I'm planning to repaint my basement stairs. Is SW Porch...
corgimum
Is the burgundy / red accent wall dated?
Hi all! Would love your opinions on this ! My husband...
eesmerelda
Wall color for dark gray couch with yellow accent pillows
Wondering what wall color would look good with a dark...
hammy5
Sponsored Products
Illumine Lamps 14.75 in. Green and Chrome LED Desk Lamp CLI-LS445982
$74.47 | Home Depot
Hinkley Lighting | Lanza 5102 Bath Bar
$179.00 | YLighting
Illuminati Wall Sconce
$139.90 | Bellacor
Bronze Chrysanthemum Shade Brass Beaded Swing Arm Wall Lamp
Lamps Plus
Capital Lighting Loft Traditional Wall Sconce
1800Lighting
Toned Mahogany Wallpaper R1553, double roll
Walls Republic
'Irish Luck' Wall Art
$39.99 | zulily
Traditional Vertical Radiator Heater Cast Iron White 71 x 7 & Brackets
Hudson Reed
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™