Coordinating with Oak Furniture

Coordinating with Oak Furniture

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Carrie McBride
Sep 15, 2011

Q: I have been meticulously picking out decor for my son's big-boy bedroom and I would really like to do a gray-navy-orange color combo. The only problem is, I have to work with my husband's old honey oak furniture in order to stay on budget (or to justify splurging on something else!) Would slightly blue gray walls look horrible with the honey oak? The oak seems to look brassy with everything!

Sent by Lisa

Editor: If you're starting from scratch I think you can pick woods that work best with the colors you're planning, but if you already have the furniture I think you should forge ahead and not worry about it. If you don't love the oak wood, perhaps painting it is an option? Readers, what do you think?

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