13 Colors that Go With Cherry Wood Bedroom Furniture

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This article has been written by Miljana Drincic – a professional architect and interior designer – to ensure the content is unique and insightful.


If you have cherry wood furniture in your bedroom – or plan to make it part of your design – then you might be wondering which colors go best with this type of wood.

The best colors that go with cherry wood bedroom furniture are oakmoss green, warm gray, beige, or white for the walls; pink or mint green for the bedding; beige or gray for the carpets; and orange or yellow for the accent colors.

In the rest of this article, I have listed 13 of the best colors that go with cherry wood bedroom furniture – complete with hex values, a design image, and a section that explains how to copy the look accurately.

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13 Colors that Go with Cherry Wood Bedroom Furniture

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Below are 13 colors that go with cherry wood bedroom furniture – I’ve grouped the colors in relation to the walls, bedding, carpets, and accent features so you can pick a color palette that works for you.

I’ve also included the hex values for each color, so you can paste them into the Adobe Color Wheel to create a cohesive design.

1: Walls

Cherry wood tends to darken over time – so this should be taken into consideration when choosing the colors for your bedroom walls.

Avoid a busy appearance by choosing a light paint, leaning towards either the cold or warm tones.

When using a dark tone, be sure to add lighter accessories to open up the space.  

1.1: Use Oakmoss Green to Evoke a Feeling of the Outdoors

Nature-Inspired Bedroom with Oakmoss Green Walls
Nature-Inspired Bedroom with Oakmoss Green Walls

Oakmoss green hex value: #6A6C51

Green and brown create one of the most soothing color combinations because they represent nature.

The deep, red-brown of the cherry wood contrasts with the dark, subdued green in this example.

Additionally, oakmoss green has an ivy undertone that brings serenity and formality to the space.

To make the bedroom feel lighter, I like to add a white piece of furniture, preferably in a textile, as it looks warmer.

Pillows and bedding are a perfect way to introduce more earthy tones, like beige.

Since cherry wood is dominant in both its color and texture, the décor in this image mostly includes black and white pieces that make the space more dynamic, while the palette remains simple.

Light blue plant pots are a great way to incorporate refreshing colors, and make the design more lively. 

Get various furnishing pieces made of solid cherry wood, or veneer.

The distribution of these pieces in various positions will make the space look coherent.

In this design, the credenza, bed, nightstand, and pendant lamp are made of cherry wood.

Transparent white curtains make the space brighter and more intimate.

Subtle patterns – like the light blue flowers – are a fine fit, especially when combined with vases, pots, or similar elements.

Add houseplants to enhance the natural feel, and widen the texture palette.

I like to add flowers because they create a wonderful contrast and nicely disrupt the monotony of the green walls.

How to Copy This Look:

Paint the walls an oakmoss green tone.

Furnish the bedroom with various pieces of cherry wood furniture – such as a solid credenza, night table, and veneer pendant lamp.

Choose beige accessories, like pillows and blankets, to complement the earthy palette.

Put up cherry wood shelves and black and white wall art to enhance the dynamics.

I suggest picking out nature motifs to make the theme stronger.

Install white, transparent curtains to let in sunlight, and enhance brightness.

Pick out a subtle design with a light blue pattern, and match it with the flower pots.

Add several houseplants and flowers for natural textures and splashes of color.   

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1.2: Choose Warm Gray for a Refined Look

Cherry Wood Bedroom with Warm Gray Walls
Cherry Wood Bedroom with Warm Gray Walls

Warm gray hex value: #897E78

Creating a neutral backdrop is a nice way to open up possibilities for details.

This example shows light, warm gray walls that match the warmth of the cherry wood. 

Light green is a wonderful addition that adds crispness to a space.

A mint green, fluffy blanket provides an inviting atmosphere. 

The pillowcases introduce playful patterns, and create a visual unity with the canvas on the opposite wall.

The light blue abstract piece above the bed enhances the refreshing feel.

Blue and green make a nice combination, since both belong to the cold spectrum.

As for additional furniture pieces, I always advise my clients to predominantly use white, for a lighter design.

The textile table lamp and the armchair add to the texture palette with their organic attributes.

How to Copy This Look:  

Use warm gray wall paint to create a neutral backdrop that matches the color temperature of the cherry wood.

Soften it by adding simple white curtains.

Choose light and mint green details, like pillowcases, wall art, and a fluffy blanket that enhances the comfort level.

Glimpses of light blue make the room feel more refreshing. 

Combine simple patterns to enhance playfulness, like the linear art and abstract pillowcases in the image.

Use white for the additional furniture pieces and accessories, like an armchair, curtains, and lamps.

I advise picking out several elements matching in texture, to unify the look. 

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1.3: Combine Beige with Black Details to Create a Dynamic Look

Dynamic Bedroom in Cherry Wood, Beige, and Black
Dynamic Bedroom in Cherry Wood, Beige, and Black

Beige hex value: #AF9C8B

Beige, cherry wood, and black form an elegant color palette.

Beige and cherry are warm color tones, and therefore, black accents create a striking contrast, enhancing the dynamics.

Since the color and pattern of the cherry dominate the space easily, black details must be carefully incorporated, so that they do not clash with the furniture, creating an overwhelming look.

The black armchair matches the bedding, while distributing color through the room.

This visual counterweight is important when using dark accents, as it influences the appeal of the composition.

Warm white draperies are a great asset to this look.

They are bright, yet opaque, enhancing spaciousness while enabling privacy.

Additionally, they provide continuity, extending the light backdrop of the walls.

For a contemporary approach, use black and white chic bedding.

In this example, it matches the canvas on the opposite wall, creating flow.

Different patterns effectively introduce playfulness to the bedroom.

The simple, thin décor above the bed adds detail, while allowing the space to breathe. 

How to Copy This Look:  

Paint the walls a light beige, and choose warm white draperies for privacy and light control. 

Use a black armchair and white lamps to make the design more sophisticated. 

Choose black and white pillowcases with contemporary patterns, and a black blanket.

Put thin, abstract wire décor above the bed, to add detail without congesting the room. 

Hang a piece of black and white wall art on the opposite wall to create flow.

I suggest choosing simple, contemporary, abstract designs, as they look crisp and stylish.

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1.4: Use White to Maximize Brightness

White Bedroom with Cherry Wood Furniture Set
White Bedroom with Cherry Wood Furniture Set

Floral white hex value: #FFFAF0

Floral white has a slight yellow tint, that makes it warmer than pure white.

I love this combination, because it resembles the comfort of a rural home, and its brightness is soothing.

The lighter flooring further lifts the atmosphere.

A long, transparent curtain lets in natural light, and creates beautiful shadow patterns.

Adding natural materials to this design, like the plant pot in the image, makes the room more inviting, and the small palm tree in the pot further replenishes it.

Wall art with animal motifs, and groups of small pictures create a dynamic look, along with the white walls which reflect the natural light.

Light gray pillowcases enhance playfulness, without standing out much.

The mirror on the opposite wall creates an intimate atmosphere, and its wooden frame matches the overall look.

How to Copy This Look:  

Choose a floral white tone for the wall finish.

Use light flooring to lift the design, as well as white polished lamps for the same effect.

Get a light green blanket and simple gray pillowcases.

Place a large houseplant in a woven pot, and make it the focal point of the bedroom.

Put several small pictures up on the walls, some in groups, and some individually. 

Add a mirror with a wooden frame to enhance brightness and spaciousness. 

1.5: Use Dark Blue to Create a Classy Atmosphere

Classy Bedroom with Dark Blue Walls
Classy Bedroom with Dark Blue Walls

Dark blue hex value: #4B525A

Much like oakmoss green, dark blue looks bold and classy when combined with cherry wood furniture.

Low-saturated, dark blue walls contrast with the warm, vivid color of the wood.

However, these tones are both dark, creating a backdrop that works well with lighter furniture and accessories. 

To enhance the dynamics, place a gray carpet to create zoning, like in the image.

Above the bed, a floral wallpaper imitates the headboard, and creates a counterweight to the carpet on the opposite side.

I always advise my clients to use a maximum of three different wood types, for a coherent design.

In this example, the floor and the bed frame soften the vivid cherry wood color.

Simple white lamps make the space seem brighter and more relaxing, their sculptural quality enhancing the appeal.

The floral curtains work well with the wallpaper, creating a beautiful floral theme.

Small framed pictures are arranged so that they create a pleasant rhythm, the same as the shelves next to the bed.

How to Copy This Look:  

Paint your bedroom walls dark blue.

Use two types of wood – cherry for the furniture, and an additional wood tone for the floor and the bed frame.

Incorporate a lighter tone that works as a pleasant counterweight to the cherry.

Lay down a gray carpet, and place a reading area here, using white furniture to enliven the bedroom. 

Install simple lamps as task lights, such as a table lamp beside the bed, and a floor lamp that serves the reading area.

I suggest choosing appealing pieces with clear lines, that contrast with the blue walls.

Choose transparent curtains with a floral motif, that can become the theme of the room.

Place several small picture frames in a line, making sure the dominant color is white.

Support the rhythm of this arrangement by putting up wall shelves in the same manner. 

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2: Bedding

In the previous section, you saw how some bedding options work well with certain wall paint tones.

In the following section, you will find additional bedding colors that look nice with the light backdrop of the walls.

2.1: Choose Plymouth Pink to Achieve a Soft Look 

Bedroom with Plymouth Pink Bedding and Light Green Walls
Bedroom with Plymouth Pink Bedding and Light Green Walls

Plymouth pink hex value: #997A8D

This grayish-mauve tone enlivens the space, while providing warmth that complements the cherry wood. 

Combined with a light green wall, it makes for a pleasant contrast.

The houseplants instantly replenish the room.

White revitalizes the space, so white furnishing pieces, as well as accessories and décor, make a nice asset. 

You can use sheer transparent curtains for a soft, homey look, and choose simple patterns in pink or brown to unify the design.

I also like to use nature motifs when it comes to wall art, like the scenery canvas in this example.

Grouped artwork is a simple trick to add appealing décor.

How to Copy This Look:  

Get dull pink bedding, like Plymouth pink, and combine it with light green walls to achieve a soft contrast.

Decorate the room with pictures of scenery, and grouped artworks.

Add several houseplants for a fresh look.

Make sure that the plants have proper conditions to grow.

Incorporate white furnishing pieces, such as a comfy armchair and a white floor lamp, that create a nice reading area.

Choose transparent curtains with a simple brown or pink pattern, to bring the design together.

2.2: Use Pale Mint Green for a Rejuvenating Effect 

Rejuvenating Bedroom with Pale Mint Bedding
Rejuvenating Bedroom with Pale Mint Bedding

Pale mint hex value: #C2E5D3

Pale mint is a rejuvenating color tone that makes the space feel more pleasant.

Dark wood pieces nicely contrast with its calming quality.

I personally like to combine it with beige walls, since this makes for a soft combination.

The mint textile stool looks inviting, with light blue cushions that match the wall art.

Install light wooden flooring to lift the design, and make the space feel more open.

You can use a light cherry veneer lamp to enhance the gentle impression.

Long, white, transparent curtains let in plenty of sunlight, and create an intimate feel. 

How to Copy This Look:  

Paint your bedroom a light beige tone, and use a light floor finish.

Furnish the room with a cherry wood credenza, nightstand, and veneer pendant light.

Get pale mint bedclothes, and a matching textile stool.

Add light blue cushions and wall art.

Install multiple task lights in the established color palette.

I suggest using a ceiling light as general lighting for more comfortable use and flexibility, and several task lights. 

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2.3: Implement Animal Print for a Homey Feel

Homey Bedroom with Animal Print Bedding
Homey Bedroom with Animal Print Bedding

Warm gray hex value: #B7AFAC

Animal print bedding works great with warm gray wall paint and dark cherry wood furniture.

This design is a mixture of chic and rural, resulting in a cozy environment.

Gray walls provide a neutral surrounding, and a contemporary approach.

The steel floor lamp enhances this look, whilst the soft white armchair looks inviting and warm.

The bedclothes complete the homey feel, and the irregular, organic pattern on the curtains complements it.

Although transparent, the curtains are slightly tinted to match the walls.

Pink details are incorporated through wall art, making the bedroom feel more lively.

How to Copy This Look:  

Get white and brown bedding in an animal print.

Combine it with transparent, tinted curtains with an organic design.

Paint the walls with warm gray paint.

Install a black metal floor lamp to create contrast, and enhance the contemporary look.

Place a comfy white armchair to complete a relaxing reading nook.

Lift the atmosphere by adding pink wall art.  

3: Carpets

When it comes to choosing the right carpet, I always advise my clients to go with the most simple and effective approach – which is light carpets on dark flooring, and vice versa.

Vivid tones might look overwhelming, so I usually apply beige or gray.

3.1: Place a Beige Carpet on a Dark Floor for a Classical Look

Bedroom with Beige Carpet on Dark Floor
Bedroom with Beige Carpet on Dark Floor

Beige hex value: #F0E4D6

In this example, the beige carpet unifies the dark floor and cherry wood furniture with the surrounding walls.

Black and white décor and accessories have a contemporary character.

The varying patterns of the bedclothes and curtains introduce dynamics, while unifying the design.

The textile stool looks inviting, with pillows and a practical task light.

I advise choosing lamps made of steel and matte glass, to contrast with the character of the cherry wood. 

Beige walls open up the space, especially with the dark floor finish as a counterweight. 

How to Copy This Look:  

Place a light beige carpet on a dark wooden floor, and paint the walls a similar beige.

Get a matching textile stool to contrast with the cherry wood furniture, and make it more inviting by adding light gray cushions.

Choose black and white bedclothes and curtains for a playful look.

Add neutral wall art, and simple table lamps made of steel and matte glass, as these pieces create a contemporary feel.

3.2: Incorporate a Gray Carpet on Light Flooring to Achieve a Contemporary Feel

Bedroom with Dark Gray Carpet on Light Flooring
Bedroom with Dark Gray Carpet on Light Flooring

Dark gray hex value: #837F7C

A dark gray carpet contrasts with the light floor, while its neutral look matches the wooden tones.

The tones of the wooden bed, floor, and windows are the same, so they don’t look incoherent with the cherry wood furniture.

The gray silk bed sheets and fluffy carpet create a sophisticated look, enhanced by the black décor and table lamp.

Transparent curtains with light blue flower motifs match the light gray walls.

A single piece of neutral wall art serves as a focal point, and a counterweight to the bed.

By leaving the rest of the walls empty, you can achieve openness.  

How to Copy This Look:  

Use two types of wood – cherry wood, and an additional wood tone for the floor, the bed, and the window frames.

Make sure that it’s a lighter color tone that makes the design feel more open.

Lay down a dark gray carpet, and match it with light satin or silk bedclothes, and dark gray pillows.

Paint the walls a light blue that leans towards gray.

Choose transparent curtains with light blue motifs that match the walls.

Place a single piece of neutral wall art as a counterweight to the bed.

I suggest leaving the rest of the walls empty if you wish to enhance the openness.

Add black details, such as small décor, and table lamps.

4: Accents

By including colorful accents, you can create an appealing, balanced space.

Make sure to arrange them throughout the space to unify it, instead of piling them up in one area.

4.1: Incorporate Orange Details to Form a Playful, Warm Color Palette

Warm Bedroom with Orange Accents
Warm Bedroom with Orange Accents

Orange hex value: #9F6442

This design works great in a beige surrounding, where the orange details attract attention.

Pillows, carpets, and picture frames allow for even distribution of color throughout the space.

I suggest using a low-saturated orange tone that, when combined with the cherry wood, calms down the atmosphere.

The abstract motifs of the wall art and the carpet bring a contemporary feel, their patterns enhancing the liveliness of the room.

The beige armchair and fluffy blanket look inviting and soothing.

Transparent white curtains let in plenty of sunlight, enhancing the openness without disrupting the design.

For additional dynamics, I like to use glimpses of black, especially in décor or small furnishing pieces. 

How to Copy This Look:  

Use light beige paint for the walls, bedclothes, and armchair or textile stool. 

Add light orange pillows, and a carpet with an unobtrusive pattern.

Match abstract art pieces in orange frames with the carpet.

Choose transparent white curtains to let in plenty of sunlight.

Install white lamps as task lighting.

Incorporate small decorative or furnishing pieces in black, to enhance the dynamics.

Place them in different areas of the room for a balanced look. 

4.2: Introduce Yellow to Create a Lively Design

Lively Room with Yellow Accents
Lively Room with Yellow Accents

Yellow hex value: #CFB655

Yellow creates an impactful contrast that creates an appealing atmosphere.

To make it stand out, use light gray wall paint for a soft background.

The sunflowers above the bed are additionally accented by a thin, black frame.

I advise using yellow curtains, as they lift the atmosphere and personality.

The intertwining of black and white is important, because it balances the look.

This is common for all design approaches.

Here, the white plastic lamps look light in comparison to the walls, whilst the thin black lampstand and pillows tone down the yellow accents.

Beige fits in well in warm materials, like textiles and bedclothes, which make the bedroom feel cozy.

How to Copy This Look:  

Use warm gray wall paint to create a neutral backdrop.

Put up a large piece of wall art with yellow as the dominant color.

Get yellow curtains for a personalized look that is full of character.

Implement traces of black through a lampstand, thin picture frames, and pillows.

Make sure to add white pieces as well, such as lamps, and soft beige textures that lift the design.

4.3: Put Together a Pastel Palette for an Uplifting Look

Uplifting Bedroom in Pastel Colors
Uplifting Bedroom in Pastel Colors

Blue hex value: #AFBDC6

Pastel tones are refreshing and uplifting because of their brightness.

This color palette takes the weight off the dark cherry wood furniture.

The rejuvenating character of this design lies in the casual and simple design of the furniture, as well as the use of plants.

I suggest using light yellow wall paint for a bright backdrop.

A light cherry pendant light and wall shelf make the design feel lighter.

Add an attention-grabbing piece of art within the established palette.

Feel free to use a variety of colors, as the pastel range creates a soft look.

How to Copy This Look:  

Paint the walls a yellow-tinted white tone.

Get pastel blue bedclothes and pillows.

Match a pale turquoise carpet with a polished table lamp.

Furnish the room with casually-designed pieces, like a pastel pink stool and a yellow vase.

Add a houseplant to create a soothing atmosphere.

Make sure to use houseplants that are suitable for the conditions in your bedroom.

Hang up an art piece in the established color palette.

Install a light cherry veneer pendant light and wall shelf.

Summary

Cherry wood eventually darkens, so light colors are crucial for creating a balanced look.

This is especially important when it comes to using dark wall paint.

A light floor finish plays a big role in taking the weight off the design, as well as accessories and details that contrast with the walls.

Light wall paint instantly creates contrast, while opening up the space.

When incorporating a new type of wood, make sure that it’s lighter than cherry, and low-saturated, so that it does not overwhelm the bedroom. 

Black and white make the space more sophisticated, and their role in creating a dynamic look is extremely important, so I would consider implementing them into the design.

Abstract patterns create a contemporary feel, and uplift the atmosphere.

Combining various patterns works well, either in matching colors, or if one of the accessories is fairly pale and unobtrusive.

Pay attention to the color combinations given in these examples, especially the relationship between the wall finishes and accent colors.

When properly combined and distributed, accessories and décor support a coherent, tasteful design, and make for a harmonious look with cherry wood furniture. 


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