Decorating & Furniture/Dining Room


Hello there,

I have got a beech wood dining room set.  I need to know what colours work best to make the room cosier and tone down the orange in the wood.

Hope you can help.


Hi Nikki -

Thanks for the question! I would go with some cooler colors to tone down the wood - Blues and green, which you could pair with a warmer brown to tie things together. Avoid strong reds and yellows as they will reinforce the orange.

Best of luck!


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