We do not take it for granted that kitchen remodeling is mighty expensive. That said, one of the easiest and most affordable ways to give your cooking space a new look is with a fresh lick of paint. But if you are wondering what colors work best with your oak cabinetry, we have great news. Here we share our favorite paint colors that look absolutely amazing with oak cabinets.
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Best Neutral Shade of White: Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White CC-20
If you are looking for a pure shade of white that does not feel too cool or too warm, consider Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White. The lovely hue was designed to create a pitch-perfect backdrop for both serene and vibrant spaces. And because white walls are reflected, this particular shade will beautifully reflect the golden honey color of oak.
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Best Shade of Navy Blue: The Spruce Best Home Cosmic Sapphire SPR-18
Many interior decorating experts agree that vibrant shades of blue beautifully harmonize with natural wood tones. That said, The Spruce Best Home Cosmic Sapphire is quickly becoming a crowd favorite for those in the know. The lovely shade has a subtle charcoal undertone, which gives it a contemporary edge over other variations of navy blue.
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Best Shade of Warm Beige: Sherwin-Williams Natural Linen SW 9109
Some creamy, beige colors can have a heavy brown undertone that feels sad and drab, but that is not the case with Sherwin-Williams Natural Linen. It has a slight tinge of yellow that instantly perks up any space. Even better, the hue warms up a room without feeling overbearing, which will allow furnishing like natural wood cabinets to be the star of the proverbial show.
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Best Shade of Aqua: The Spruce Best Home Distilled Aqua SPR-10
Your search for the ideal pastel paint color that toes the line between blue and green is over. The Spruce Best Home Distilled Aqua is a gentle hue of dusty blue with a lovely ocean green undertone that pairs beautifully with both dark and light wood tones.
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Best Shade of Greige: Benjamin Moore Collingwood OC 28
When you combine gray with beige you get a fantastic neutral tone called greige. Benjamin Moore Collingwood is a massive crowd-pleaser with a robust cool undertone that makes warm wood tones simply sing, especially oak cabinets with red tones.
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Best Shade of Earthy Green: The Spruce Best Home Matcha SPR-07
Sure green is a fresh and cool color. But The Spruce Best Home Matcha is an outstanding green hue with a gorgeous warm undertone, which makes it an ideal companion for lovely and warm golden wood tones, such as natural oak.
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Best Shade of Charcoal: Farrow and Ball Down Pipe No. 26
If you are looking to appease your dark side, give in to this decadent shade of charcoal by Farrow and Ball Down Pipe. It is an incredibly rich shade of gray that works with a broad range of contrasting materials with light and bright finishes—for instance, picture dark charcoal wall with honey-toned, oak wood cabinets with brushed brass hardware.
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Best Shade of Orange: Dutch Tulip: Magnolia Home
You like the color beige, but you are looking for a similar neutral color that adds a little zest to your kitchen walls. Enter: Dutch Tulip by Magnolia Home. The soft and creamy pastel has a hint of orange, which blends beautifully with all types of natural wood, no matter the undertone, including yellow and red.
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Best Shade of Red: Vine Ripened Tomato by Magnolia Home
Nothing spells drama in a cooking space like a tomato red wall. This drool-worthy shade called Vine Ripened Tomato by Magnolia Home will add an inviting burst of color to walls that lend vibrant contrast to oak wood cabinets. To help you achieve the farmhouse kitchen of your dreams, you may also want to consider soapstone countertops and a wood slat backsplash painted the same shade of red.
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Best Shade of Cheerful Green: Farrow and Ball Breakfast Room No. 38
As the name implies this gorgeous shade by Farrow and Ball named Breakfast Room Green, we give any cooking space a cheerful Sunday morning vibe. When it comes to coordinating this shade with woodwork, it is a slam dunk. The particular shade of green was designed to pop against different brown and wooden tones