You are here:

Decorating & Furniture/Wall color with laminate floor and cherry furniture


I've recently starting converting a bedroom into and office and am putting down light oak laminate floors with a cherry desk and credenza.  What color should I paint my walls.  I was looking at the Sherwin Williams Nomadic Desert or Blond but am concerned of too much brown.  I could paint all the trims a bright white and maybe include a ceiling border.  Any direction you can provide is appreciated.

Here's my suggestion on the wall paint color...go for a color that increases relaxation and productivity.

Take a look at color samples in the "sage" green family.  These are mid-tone colors, not too light nor too dark.  You can easily select the perfect color that will be suitable for your taste.  Purchase a small sample of at least three colors and paint swatches on a wall.  Each swatch far apart from each other is ideal. Live with them for a week or so and then decide which is best.

Sage green works wonderfully against cherry and will contrast nicely with the light floor and white trim.  Its an elegant look that's easy and comfortable, yet is quite upscale in the total look.  Also, green is calming and perfect for an office environment.  Try it!  

Good luck to you!
Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied Member ASID

Decorating & Furniture

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied Member ASID


Whole house interior space planning and decorating; kitchen layout, and design trends; residential themed environments; selecting furnishings and accessories for your lifestyle.


12 years experience as an interior designer, FIDER graduate and business owner for 5 years. Speciality area: residential interior designer, NKBA certified kitchen designer, and home office designer


Homes of Color magazine, Las Vegas Life magazine, Tucson Home and Garden magazine.

B.A. Interior Design, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

©2017 All rights reserved.