Grey walls with cherry wood?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@nellie_pie:  Get a sample size can of paint and try it out. You need to see it in the room next to the cabinets in the light that you will be dealing with.

It’s next to impossible to decide on colors based on pics online.Everyone’s monitor settings are different.

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@nellie_pie:   I agree, you have to see samples or a paint chart in the room with the cabinets.   There are many shades of grey, too –  with Cherry, on the whole, I like a creamy off white.  You’ll know when you see the paint charts what looks good.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@nellie_pie:  We are planning on painting grey and the house has a majority of cherry wood.We chose Broadway and Trail Print from Behr for our walls, they are warmer grays so we feel that they play off well together and dont really fit as some greys are cooler and looked weird.

They also have virtual rooms online that you can see the paint colors against different wood stains in the kitchen to help you visualize better to narrow down choices for sample tins.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think a warm shade of gray would look very nice, or maybe a taupe

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have cherry cabinets in my kitchen, and used Benjamin Moore Horizon Gray.  It is a gray that has greenish blue undertones, and it looks great, IMO 🙂

Here’s a blogger’s post on the color, and the buffet server in her dining room is more cherry colored so you can see what it would look like:

http://evolutionofstyleblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/hello-horizon-gray.html

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t have a specific color in mind, but definitely invest in sample sizes and put up huge patches on your wall.  Greys are very tempermental, but a great neutral cause of all the different undertones it could have.  It may take some trial and error but I’m sure there’s one with the right undertones to go with cherry.  I almost bought an entire can of paint for our exterior cause it looked SO perfect on the little swatch, but my husband convinced me to get a sample and thank god he did!  It was so much lighter and so purpleish once we put up a big test patch.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Actually, I used Ben Moore Galveston grey in my bedroom.  Very warm grey, which I love with my wood trim/doors.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

In general, I love wood and gray! If the wood is darkish, you’ll want to keep the gray fairly light. This is a pic of our wood and gray house 🙂

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think a light grey would look awesome with that. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@nellie_pie:  Try a warm grey (a “griege”) instead of a cool toned grey. 

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