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Complementing your Wood Finish – the Secret to Success

Bespoke furniture instantly evokes luxury and elegance in any room. However, while the wood grain is often characterful, thanks to its warm and natural tones, your fitted pieces can rarely make your desired statement by themselves. Your space’s personality and charm will always comes from the way you decorate and accessorise those key furniture designs.

The shades you select to harmonise with your furniture are a reflection of your taste and individuality. All you really need to create a distinctive and stylish statement is a little guidance and know how about the latest colour trends.

Dark Olive

A city smart, sophisticated air can be achieved through the marriage of rich tones and a pronounced wood grain finish. Set this against an understated backdrop of cream or neutral grey, which is set to be a popular shade in 2015. The simple shades with the deep, dark colouring of Olive will appear ultra sleek and modern to even the most discerning eye.

Optima bedroom in an Oyster & Dark Olive finish

Optima bedroom in an Oyster & Dark Olive finish

Walnut

The richness of Walnut is an excellent choice in modern and period residences alike. To create a truly relaxed ambience, walls and soft furnishings should remain neutral. Off-whites, neutral greys and delicate duck egg blues will draw the eye towards the warm, orange hues that Walnut has to offer. If your room enjoys good, natural light, add a flourish of individuality by considering a dark tone for one wall or the floor to create a stunning contrast.

Verona lounge in an Uno Walnut finish

Verona lounge in an Uno Walnut finish

 

Oak

The love affair with Oak continues. Its delightful mid-tones bring light and warmth to a room with a calm, delicate palette. Soft whites and creams complement Oak beautifully. Accent colours, such as deep reds, striking blues and shades of green, from teal to sage, can be added in soft furnishings to complement Oak’s understated colouring, as well as adding colour to your space.

Alto fitted bedroom in an Oak finish

Alto fitted bedroom in an Oak finish

 

Beech

Beech is a natural choice for a light and airy study or bedroom. Its pale finish has a discernible warm tone that lends itself wonderfully to richer autumnal shades, such as burnt orange or warm reds. Retaining one wall in a pale cream will maintain a pleasing balance to your décor.

Alto home office in a Beech finish

Alto home office in a Beech finish

 

Granadillo

At home in a stylish modern décor, Granadillo’s signature wood grain is charmingly distinct. Co-ordinating your walls in any of the warm tones within Granadillo’s finish will create a calm, elegant quality. Pair this with tones from a warmer colour palette, such as Sage green or Truffle grey, or alternatively, use it alongside bright whites and clean finishes for a strikingly contemporary look.

Optima lounge in a Soft White & Granadillo finish

Optima lounge in a Soft White & Granadillo finish

Maple

Lighter wood finishes, such as the refined Maple finish, help to create a sense of abundant space. Blend this wood grain with pale, neutral tones, for instance almond white or biscuit, on your walls and floors. This will create a spacious and tranquil atmosphere, making it an ideal choice for bedrooms and home offices. Key furnishings in favoured bold, accent colours would create a more contemporary interior.

Alto bedroom in a Maple finish

Alto bedroom in a Maple finish

Colour trends may continue to change with the season, but your bespoke fitted furniture from Strachan will always provide the perfect backdrop for any interior with its timeless appeal.