White Crown Molding with Oak Cabinets???

Dora Vann SniderDecember 12, 2007

Our dining room, kitchen and family room is an open plan. The kitchen cabinets are oak and there is a large entry to the dining room that is oak. The walls are a warm brown. I am wondering if it would look ok to put white crown molding around all of these rooms. The cabinets are dropdowns. I want to continue the white crown molding down the hall which is the same color of brown.

Thought about staining the crown molding oak, but really hate to put it down the hall and you can see the whole layout as you walk in the door.

Any suggestions would be welcomed.

Dora Lou

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jvmagic

I have some maple cabinets that are drop down and installed white crown molding as well. we really like the look.

~jv

    Bookmark   December 12, 2007 at 2:17PM
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creekylis

In my last house I had oak cabs and white crown throughout. Looked great!

    Bookmark   December 12, 2007 at 8:05PM
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Dora Vann Snider

Thanks for your replies. Makes me feel much better. Will probably do this in the spring.

DL

    Bookmark   December 13, 2007 at 8:49PM
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sewwhatsnew

Does anyone have a picture of oak cabinets with white crown molding.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2009 at 10:26PM
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live_wire_oak

As long as the crown molding is for the walls and not on the cabinets, white crown molding will look fine with whatever other woods you have in the home.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2009 at 12:25PM
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palimpsest

Crown moulding around the ceiling can always be considered part of the ceiling rather than part of the wall. Its just a different way of looking at it. I have even seen wood paneled rooms with white crown: not the way it is usually done, but it looked fine. It just read as "ceiling" detail, not as "wall" detail.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2009 at 1:40PM
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