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Paint Colors for Kitchens with Oak Cabinets
Have you decided to redo your house completely and are planning to repaint the kitchen? Are you unsure about the good paint colors for kitchens with oak cabinets. Here, we answer all your questions.
Tulika Nair
Last Updated: May 31, 2018
When repainting a house, there are many questions that you may be bothered by. Which colors should you choose for your bedroom, which are the colors that will match your living area the best, and which are the paint colors that you should use for your kitchen? The questions are endless and the confusion can get even more befuddling. Thanks to the sheer number of shades and hues in which paints are available today. While this article may not solve all your problems; we can definitely help you decide how to choose paint colors for a kitchen with oak cabinets.

A kitchen that has cabinets made of oak, generally tend to be the point of all attention and you need to choose colors that complement and accentuate the beauty of the cabinets.
Choosing the Right Color to Complement Your Oak Cabinet
Choosing a Color
Woman selecting color
There are many factors that will help you decide what paint colors you should opt for a kitchen that has oak cabinets. One of the factors that will help you make this decision is the size of the room. With a small kitchen, it may be a good idea to use a color like a pale shade of yellow or even a shade of tan which will give you the feel of an open room that welcomes you. With a spacious kitchen, you can opt to use darker shades like blue or even purple. This will give the room a very cozy feel.
Type of Oak
Oak cabinet
Another factor to consider is the kind of oak that has been used for the cabinets, as they are available in many shades, from light hues to darker stains. Depending on type of cabinets you have in kitchen, choose the colors. For honey-colored cabinets, use colors like burnt orange with a combination of sienna. For kitchens that have light-colored cabinets, get your walls painted in pastel shades. You can also opt for chocolate brown walls or slate gray walls if your cabinets are a shade of java.
Shades of Green
Mint green cabinets
A good shade for cabinets is green. If you think green works for your aesthetic sensibilities, then this is a shade that can work very well for the kitchen. For cabinets that are stained a light color, opt for deep green shades with golden accents. Teal in a deeper shade and blue-green shade also works very well in case of light-colored cabinets. For cabinets in a darker shade, stick to lighter shades of green like mint green, pale green, and pastel green. If your cabinets are a shade of orange, then try out shades of green with tinges of blue in it. For cabinets with a yellow tinge, opt for shades like sage or other greens with a hue of gray in them.
Other good colors for kitchens with oak cabinets are reds, yellows, and oranges, all of which are very warm colors and work well with these cabinets. These colors hold an appeal to the senses and usually make a room more hospitable and cozy. You do not have to necessarily stick to the brighter shades of reds and oranges. You can choose from a whole range of different hues and shades like terracotta reds, cork yellow, and even mixes of yellows and greens. If you are up for a challenge, then try shades of gold and copper which can look gorgeous for a kitchen with cabinets made of oak.
Flooring Color
Dark colored furniture
For the flooring, choose a color that contrasts with the cabinet color. If the oak cabinets are a bright color, choose a flooring that would tone it down. A lighter-colored flooring accentuates the cabinets. So choose light-colored wood for the kitchen flooring if you want the oak cabinets to be the highlight.

Wooden flooring is perhaps the right choice for the classy look it renders to the room, and because it would blend well with the cabinets.
A good way of making a decision about which paint colors to use for your kitchens is to use trial packs of paints which will help you decide which shades you should pick. After applying a slight sample, you can easily scrape it off, prime the wall, and then apply the final paint color.

Choosing paint colors for a kitchen with oak cabinets is not a difficult task at all, as long as you are sure of what colors you like best.
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