Paint Colors That Go With Honey Oak


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.

Like many things from the 80’s and 90’s, honey oak had its hay-day and probably will not be making a come back any time soon.

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 (used as a focal point)

Understanding Color Theory

Figuring out the perfect color for your honey oak cabinets, trim or floors comes down to finding a harmonious color palette, whether that be using analagous colors or complimentary colors.

Figuring Out The Perfect Color

If we want to make those cabinets the focal point and really pop, we’ll focus on the complementary colors and bring in some blues and greens.

Paint Colors That Work With Honey Oak

Some paint colors that will actually work.


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.

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter