(Closed) What to do with this wood?? And paint color advice please!

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 6
781 posts
Busy bee

@FutureMrsMK:  Dark. The darker you go, the less you would notice the textures of the paneling. 

Post # 7
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Paint the paneling once you pick out a color, painted wood paneling acually looks really good. I think dark wood would still look outdated and could make the room look dark too, although , if other design elements in the room are done very well, it could look nice. And if you LIKE the wood look, then , of course, you should keep it.


As for paint colors I think this blog has a lot of reallyt good advice. http://thedecorologist.com/category/color-consultation


Post # 9
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

Paint it for sure.

Post # 10
9952 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

The wood I see in Pic # 1 and Pic # 2 is quite different.

One appears to be pine perhaps laid on the diagonal.

The other, I’m not sure what you are referring to… Window & Door trim… or the Cabinets themselves.

Wood is tricky… oftentimes it needs to be sealed or primed (or god forbid sanded), or else it is “raw” and will soak up GALLONS of paint… or do streaky wacky things.

I’d take better photos and take them to a Paint Store… my fave here in Canada is a Benjamin Moore Store… Bridesmaid or Best Man makes great products that can often be applied in one easy application and then you can get on with what you need to do (little to no sanding etc)

Hope this helps,


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