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Whether you’ve just invested in some shiny new oak furniture for your home or you’re planning style overhaul, knowing which colours work with oak is key. At Oak Furniture Solutions, we’ve had tonnes of experience (and fun!) decorating rooms to match and show off our favourite kind of wood, and we want to share what we’ve learnt with you.
Trust us when we say, any colour can go with oak furniture, it’s one of the reasons it’s so versatile! Oak furniture doesn’t just come in one colour, you can get dark oak furniture, golden oak furniture, light oak furniture, two-tone oak furniture and the list goes on! The huge variety of oak wood gives you endless possibilities for lovely and surprising colour matches – which is great, because you never have to rule out a colour you love.
Choosing the right colour to match your oak furniture all depends on whether you want to highlight or accent or oak furniture, or whether you would like it to blend in more with the décor. So it’s not really about picking yellow or blue, it’s more about finding the right shade and tone of the colour you love to create the effect you desire.
If you love your oak furniture like we do, and you want to make it appear more prominent and colourful in your room stick to cool colours like grey and ivory. These colours lie at the opposite end of the colour wheel to oak, so they will always make a your furniture stand out and look more distinct. Choosing colours that are a few tones lighter or darker than the wood also adds to the contrasting effect.
If you are looking to neutralise your oak furniture and create more of a subtle, harmonious décor opt for a warm colour palate. Warm hues will always blend well and compliment your oak furniture. Keeping the depth of the colour similar to the grain of wood adds to the seamless effect, while selecting tones that are slightly darker or lighter than your furniture stops a room from looking bland.
So, that’s the technical no-how about colour choosing done, now for the fun bit, the visuals!
Posted 22 January, 2016
It’s raw, it’s utilitarian and it’s one of the most adaptable modern trends for styling your home. Industrial interior design is not solely reserved for your local coffee shop and the trendy lofts in Manhattan. You can easily recreate this look in your home and make it your own. We’ll show you how…
Posted 17 December, 2015
The country cottage style has been around for over a century and is still popular because of its simplistic and welcoming atmosphere. This nostalgic and heart warming style is still the aspiration of many a homemaker looking for that comforting and homely feel.
Cottage style interiors provide you with a personal and familiar home that does away with all the clutter and loud embellishments of modern interiors. You should consider this style if you’re into comfort and practicality; with a retiring style and simple charm.
Posted 27 November, 2015
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If you haven’t already been swept up by the growing mid-century modern trend, you probably don’t spend as much time on Pinterest as we do. Though once written off as kitsch, this style has been given a sleek new look for 21st century. So, if you’re thinking about modernizing your home Mad Men style, read on. We’ll show you how to recreate a contemporary mid-century modern look in your home.
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