What colour would go best with oak wood cabinets and shelves that have been stained with “Special Walnut”?

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Q: I was wondering if you could suggest what laminate wood/colour would go best with oak wood cabinets and shelves that have been stained with “Special Walnut” (by Minwax). Does it need to be a walnut coloured floor or is there a contrast colour to create a lighter look? (Btw, my wall paint is light, parisian taupe by Behr paint.)

A: I don’t think the colour has to be exactly like the cabinets but it has to compliment either them or the paint colour. I couldn’t even suggest a laminate colour because every manufacturer has a different line-up. Special Walnut stain I know.

Note from Rachel: In the future I’ll work up an article on choosing colours, matching floors with cabinets, figuring out undertones, etc.

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