Kitchen paint colors with oak cabinets combinations are something you must consider thoughtfully to create a fabulous interior design.
Just like any other wooden material for this furniture type, oak is also available in some different looks based on the species. That is why you must know about the right paint color to pair with the oak cabinets in your house.
In this post, we will focus more on the five most popular combinations, including also on the right wall tones that are compatible to use in each of them. You can use the information that we will share here as a guide to design your kitchen interior at home.
- Kitchen Paint Colors with Honey Oak Cabinets
- Kitchen Paint Colors with Light Oak Cabinets
- Kitchen Paint Colors with Oak Cabinets and Stainless Steel Appliances
- Kitchen Paint Colors with Oak Cabinets and Black Appliances
- Kitchen Paint Colors with Oak Cabinets and White Appliances
Kitchen Paint Colors with Honey Oak Cabinets
The first combination that we will talk about here is between honey oak cabinets and some wall paint choices that you can pair with them. Before talking further about the main topic, you need to know first.
Many people do not like the tone of this furniture. They say it makes it hard for them to design the color scheme to make their kitchen looks fantastic. Many even mention that the wood tone makes the interior seems outdated.
You only need to pair the honey oak cabinets with the right wall paint, and you will see how amazing your kitchen design will be. As examples, we have two suggested tones, as explained in the following.
Darker Grey Wall Paint and Honey Oak Cabinets
The first wall tone that we suggest you pair with honey oak kitchen cabinets is grey, particularly the darker one. The reason is that such color can help to erase the outdated appearance of the furniture by giving a more modern feel to the interior.
You can see the photo of an eclectic kitchen above if you need an example of how the combination looks. As shown in the image, this kitchen does have not only a set of base and wall honey oak cabinets but also darker grey wall paint.
If you are curious about the wall tone used here, you need to know that it is something resulted from the mixture between two paints. The designer mentioned that it was 75% Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray HC-169 and 25% Intrigue 1580.
You can create a custom mixed paint like this if you cannot find a suitable option for your kitchen design. As a suggestion, mixing colors from the same brand can give you a better result because of the same formula contained in each product.
There is one last but not least thing that we want you to notice from the photo above. It is about how the wall paint can help to make the stainless-steel appliances installed as parts of the cabinet design, and the light grey subway tile backsplash looks compatible with the honey oak color. The wall tone here seems to become something that blends everything to look compatible with one another in the interior design, which is a nice thing.
Pastel Yellow Wall Paint and Honey Oak Cabinets
The second wall paint that we thing will look fabulous to pair with honey oak cabinets is pastel yellow. The color of the furniture usually has yellow undertones in it. That is why a shade of yellow for the wall will be a compatible option.
Another reason is that pastel yellow paint will not overpower the honey oak cabinets. The most important thing is that it will make the room seems too yellow.
You can take a look at the photo above as an example of the combination. As you can see, this traditional kitchen has both of the honey oak cabinets and pastel yellow paint.
Unfortunately, there is no information about the specific product used to color the wall here. However, you can always use any other paint that has a similar look. As an example, there is Benjamin Moore Yellow Lilies 346.
If you are still afraid that this kind of combination will make your kitchen looks outdated, you can find some good tricks in the photo above. The first is about the use of sleek stainless-steel kitchen appliances that boosts the modern look in there.
The second is the use of black color in the countertops and some other appliances that add bold touches in the room. It is another simple yet effective trick to avoid the kitchen from looking outdated when you use the combo of honey oak cabinets and pastel yellow wall paint.
Kitchen Paint Colors with Light Oak Cabinets
This next combination will not give you a headache. The reason is that light oak cabinets are more on the neutral side.
Do you know what it means? It means it will be easier for you to pair it with any wall color.
Still, however, we will recommend some of the best kitchen paint choices that will finally result in the fabulous look that you will love. Here are the two most popular options.
Pure White Wall Paint with Light Oak Cabinets
Light oak cabinets will look the best when paired with pure white wall paint. With this combo, you will get a clean, trendy, and bright look in the kitchen interior.
If, by any chance, you have quite a small kitchen, the combination is also a perfect choice. The color of the light oak cabinets is just suitable for the tiny place because of the neutral characteristic. Pairing it with the pure white wall paint can make everything even better because it will look bigger.
For a bigger kitchen, the trendy appearance resulted from the combination is just amazing. If you need proof, you can look at the photo of a contemporary kitchen above.
The cabinets you see in the image above are light oak cabinets with a clear coat and a custom stain. The pair for this furniture is Benjamin Moore White Heron OC-57, which shade belongs to the pure white category.
The best thing about this design is that the designer also used pure white color for the other details in the kitchen area, including the cabinets, lamp pendants, kitchen island, and stools. The white tone seems to spread even broader in the room and makes it look bright and airy.
Light Gray Wall Paint with Light Oak Cabinets
Another paint color that we suggest you pair with the light oak cabinets is light grey. This tone can be an alternative to pick if you are not interested in the too-bright appearance resulted from the use of the pure white wall tone.
A light grey paint has a more subtle appearance that, for some people, can seem relaxing. At the same time, it still has the neutral characteristic that you can pair effortlessly with the oak cabinets.
The photo that you see above shows a contemporary kitchen design. The flat panel light oak cabinets here look amazing when paired with the Benjamin Moore Nimbus 1465 light grey paint. Together they create a sleek look.
As you can see, even the wall paint used here is light grey and not white, the kitchen area still looks bright. Simultaneously, the subtle brightness creates a relaxing atmosphere that makes every cooking activity more fun to do.
FYI, a combination like this is also perfect to pair with stainless-steel appliances. However, if you want some bold accents, you can choose the black ones instead.
Kitchen Paint Colors with Oak Cabinets and Stainless Steel Appliances
Another thing that is often included in the pairing between kitchen wall paint and oak kitchen cabinets is the appliances type. Particularly for this subheading, we will talk about the one made form stainless-steel material.
This type of kitchen appliances is suitable to call as the most neutral option. It means they are fit to pair with any kitchen elements, including the oak kitchen cabinets and the wall paint that is paired with them.
Below, we will show you some of the best combinations that we can find.
White Wall Paint with White Oak Cabinets and Stainless-Steel Appliances
If you have oak cabinets and stainless-steel appliances in your kitchen design, you may wonder what paint color will go well with them. If you do not have any option in your mind, you can just choose the easier choice, which is none other but white.
Depending on the cabinet style as well as the oak wood species, the combination can result in a different look. If you need an example, please take a look at the photo of an open-style contemporary kitchen above.
The type of cabinets you see here is from rift white oak. The furniture is in a flat-panel style that is just an excellent match for the contemporary interior.
The color of the wall in this design comes from Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17. The white tone is not too bright, so it gives a relaxing feeling in the interior.
The white wall paint in this design is not only a perfect match for both of the white oak cabinets and the stainless-steel appliances. It is also an excellent selection for the whole area, generally.
As you can see, the kitchen is filled with light brown tones that come not only from cabinets but also from the ceiling, floor, island, and chairs. Without the white walls, which also become the background of the place, the kitchen will look too monotonous.
Dark Bluish Grey Wall Paint with White Oak Cabinets and Stainless-Steel Appliances
When the combination includes oak cabinets and stainless-steel appliances, the choice of wall paint you can pick can be various. Here is a fascinating and fabulous example that we found.
The photo above shows a contemporary kitchen complete with a set of custom flat-panel rift sawn white oak cabinets and stainless-steel appliances. Another detail that you must look from it is the use of dark bluish grey on the wall.
We do not know what the brand of the paint used here is. However, you can always replace it with something similar. In this case, we think that Sherwin Williams SW 6223 Still Water is a quite identical alternative to consider.
Here is a closer look at the wall tone. It lets you know that the grey wall color has a blue undertone.
The thing that we want you to know precisely from this kitchen example is the fact that the wall tone can build up an elegant and contrasting look in the design. The dark tone even creates a balance to complement the white oak cabinets. Even the kitchen design uses multiple colors; you can see that everything is not too much.
Creamy Wall Paint with Stained Red Oak Cabinets and Stainless-Steel Appliances
If your oak cabinets have a bolder look, the best wall paint choice to pick is something with a similar trait or something from the neutral side. Here, you must consider the cabinets more than the stainless-steel appliances because the appliances are more neutral.
As an example, in the craftsman kitchen photo above, there are stained red oak cabinets that have a warm appearance because of the color. The type of wall paint chosen for this kitchen has a creamy color that is quite similar to Sherwin Williams SW 7106 Honied White or Benjamin Moore Windham Cream HC-6.
The similarity between the oak cabinets color and the wall paint in this kitchen is that both of them look warm. Something like this can build up a cozy atmosphere there too. As you can see, the kitchen above is quite small, but it seems quite comfortable because of the color scheme.
Kitchen Paint Colors with Oak Cabinets and Black Appliances
Black appliances are another type that you can pair with oak kitchen cabinets. One thing you must remember is that they have a bolder look.
Based on that reason, it would be best to pick a wall paint that will help make the bold combination between the cabinets and the black appliances more prominent. In this case, light neutral tones are ones that we suggest you choose.
Off-White Wall Paint with Oak Cabinets and Black Appliances
The first color that we think to be an excellent option is off-white. This neutral tone has a warm undertone that matches the natural appearance of the oak cabinets.
Another good thing is about the compatibility between this color and the black appliances. A light tone like this will never steal the bold and fabulous appearance of the appliances.
Everything that we just mentioned appears in the picture of a traditional kitchen above. The oak cabinets that you see here are stained, and the appearance matches the glossy look of the black appliances.
We do not know from this exciting kitchen design the wall paint that the designer used. There is no information about it mentioned.
If you are interested in the look, you can always choose another option that has a similar look. Some that we think have a resemblance is Sherwin Williams SW 8917 Shell White, Sherwin Williams SW 7563 Restful White, Benjamin Moore Floral White OC-29.
Very Light Grey Wall Paint, with Light Oak Cabinets and Black Stove
The next interesting wall paint option that you can choose to pair with oak cabinets and black appliances is the one that has a very light grey tone. Something like this looks fantastic to pair with light or white oak cabinets like the one you can see in the picture above.
As you can see, the very light grey wall paint does not look as bright as pure white, so it will not steal the gorgeous natural look of the wooden cabinets as well as the boldness of the black appliances. We do not know the brand of wall paint used in the picture. However, we managed to find one that possibly creates a similar look. It is Benjamin Moore Distant Gray OC-68.
Another thing that we love about this picture is that the designer paid attention to details to create a coordinating look in the whole kitchen area. Here, we mainly talk about the gold accents as appear on the black stove, the cabinets, and the wall lamp. These details seem to connect everything in there in a fabulous way.
Kitchen Paint Colors with Oak Cabinets and White Appliances
The last but not least point that we want to discuss in this post is about the suitable wall paints for oak cabinets and a combination of white appliances. We cannot deny that the combo itself is fascinating.
The addition of a white tone on oak cabinets creates a contrast color in a unique way. It seems to create more opportunities for you to color the wall. That is why for this subheading, we will give you two very contrast options of wall paint that you can pick to pair with the combination.
Dark Blue Wall Paint with Honey Oak Cabinets and White Appliances
The first wall paint inspiration comes from this picture of a mid-century modern apartment. As you can see in the photo, the open-style kitchen has a combination of honey oak cabinets and white appliances, which here are stove and dishwasher.
For the background, the designer uses dark blue wall paint. FYI, the specific brand used here is Behr Starless Night PPU14-20.
We know that the colors of the three elements, including the wall, the cabinets, and the white appliances, are very different. However, the final result is just gorgeous.
The dark blue wall paint does not make the kitchen looks boring. With the help of the white appliances, the wall tone can erase the outdated visual that often appears because of the use of honey oak cabinets.
Creamy White Wall Paint with Oak Cabinets and White Appliances
If you do not want to go bold, you can choose something like a creamy white wall. When paired with oak cabinets and white appliances, this wall tone can build up a cozy atmosphere. Besides, it seems to tame the bright look that usually appears from white appliances.
A good example exists in the photo of a small kitchen above. This kitchen does not only white appliances and honey oak cabinets but also creamy wall tones.
Again, we cannot find the exact information about the wall paint used here. Some similar suggestions that you may be interested in using to create the look are Sherwin Williams Summer White SW 7557, Benjamin Moore Mayonnaise 2152-70, and Benjamin Moore White Vanilla 2017-70.
That is all the information that we can share with you about the kitchen paint colors with white oak cabinets. The sure thing that we want to say here is that the wall tone’s choice does not depend only on the type of wooden material used for the cabinets.
You can choose the right wall paint by paying attention to some other elements in the kitchen area. In this post, the example that we gave to you is the type of appliances paired with the cabinets.
Lastly, never forget to check on how specific wall paint looks like in your kitchen interior environment. There is a big chance that specific wall paint may look different from the result you see on the photos on your device because of many factors. Please do sampling before deciding to paint the whole kitchen walls with a tone that you choose.