16 Paint Colors That Go With Honey Oak Trim or Cabinets


If you are looking to update your home and need to work around the expanse of honey oak kitchen cabinets or trim, then a few coats of the right shade of paint can instantly bring your space into the modern era.

In order to figure out what paint colors will work alongside these wood tones, it’s first important to understand the basics of color theory.

Will Honey Oak Come Back in Style?

There are two main ways of working with any existing element in a home: - it can either be downplayed (neutralized and camouflaged) - or enhanced (highlighted and used as a focal point).

Understanding Color Theory

So let’s get down to the nitty gritty and talk through some paint colors that will actually work.

Paint Colors That Work With Honey Oak

This is a warm gray with a green/beige undertone. It can be quite saturated in color if you don’t have a lot of natural night so definitely test it before committing.

1. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

I love this paint color anytime, but it does wonderful things alongside the honey oak. It has that modern look of a greige but lots of cozy warmth that works well with the orange undertones.

2. Benjamin Moore Collingwood

This is as gray as I would go. Repose Gray has a slight purple undertone as well as green that stops it from falling completely flat.

3. Sherwin Williams Repose Gray