I know many of you have this:
You have some orange colored stained wood hanging around in your house.
Because we all know that, even IF that wood didn’t start out orange-colored, it will most likely turn a little orange over the course of 10-20 years.
So how do you make the color work?
You may be in a situation where painting or re-staining that wood for now, for you, is out of the question. It’s too costly, too messy, and perhaps there’s a guy in the house who has put his foot down about painting the paneling or wood cabinets, for now. :-/
Here's a color scheme that can deal with this - it will make that wood color look purposeful and beautiful:
Use a cool, dark gray or slate color to accent the warm orange wood.
It’s that opposite-sides-of-the-color-wheel-thing. If you’ve got a slate gray color scheme that’s dark and moody, an orange-colored wood tone adds richness and color to that space. It’s the perfect foil for all that dark coolness. It creates balance.
So, if you have some orange colored wood hanging around your house you can’t get rid of, don’t fret. Apply this idea and watch that wood come alive!