Last month’s Instagram Saves post became a very strong argument for us to keep the oak throughout our home. The more photos I found of spaces with beautiful wood trim, the more I fell in love with the warmth it so effortlessly brings into a space. I went in search of inspiration to work our own oak trim into the design plans for our entryway and study and, not surprisingly, Instagram delivered in spades. What I wasn’t expecting, was to find so much inspiration for bold wall colours to go with it though!
I came into these rooms fully expecting to stick with a lovely, warm white colour – honestly, thoughts of anything else hadn’t even really crossed my mind until I started searching out ways to work with all that wood. I hadn’t expected so many spaces to pair bold colours with all that wood and even more, to do it so beautifully. The more rooms I saw with those bold colours, the more inspired I felt to think outside the box a little more with our own spaces. I found myself saving photo after photo of wall colour inspiration that would pair beautifully with our oak and today, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourites with you. So grab yourself a cup of coffee my friends and let’s take a scroll through some wall colour inspiration…
Wall Colour Inspiration to Pair with Oak Woodwork
While I still really love the lightness and warmth of a nice, warm white paint paired with wood trim, these bold spaces definitely gave me some other colours to consider. I’ve already painted our entryway white, but I’m still undecided on a wall colour for the study that opens off of it. What do you think? Would you go with a bold green/blue? Or maybe a lighter, but still bold grey? Or, should I stick with the tried and true Cloud White I’ve been painting everywhere else and maybe play around with some bold fabrics in there instead? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Let me know what you’d go with in the comments below!