A couple of important things to remember when decorating with unpainted knotty pine walls: Knotty pine is busy. It's usually orangey brown and full of dark knots. Colors that pair nicely with orange knotty pine include medium greens and blues and pops of bright, warm colors like yellow and red. Avoid neutrals like browns, tans, and grays, as they will look nothing but dreary in your space.
Real knotty pine wood paneling from the 1950s is fabulous architecture to have. However, I prefer to paint it a light color to brighten the space while maintaining the texture of the tongue and groove boards.
Because knotty pine is so inherently busy, it's important to keep other things in the space simple and clean. Clutter becomes visual chaos very quickly. Knotty pine rooms often Omega Speedmaster Racing 40mm
Sometimes wood paneling can't be painted. Maybe because the man of the house feels strongly about preserving the natural wood. Other times, it is an issue of cost. If you have knotty pine paneling professionally painted, it requires a heck of a lot of prep, priming and painting to permanently cover those dark knots.
Knotty pine rooms are inherently busy, so keep wall hangings simple and choose solid colors for large upholstery items.(Photo: Photos by Kristie Barnett)
the wood backdrop of the walls. A collection of colorful art pottery will look great on shelves or in a built in knotty pine bookcase, as well.
What do you think? Do you still love the warmth of knotty pine or have you painted it over in your home?
The best finish for light fixtures and hardware in a knotty pine room is black or wrought iron. That's why you will typically find black strap hinges on the cabinets of original knotty pine kitchens.
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Furniture with a mid century modern style looks perfectly at home with knotty pine. Consider painting a few pieces of your wood furniture to ensure contrast with Omega Seamaster Automatic Chronometer 200m
require ruthless editing. Simplify, simplify, simplify. Then you can let the knotty pine shine.
Avoid bringing in lots of fabrics and patterns, like those found in very busy quilts. Instead, choose one or two patterned throws or blankets to make a bit of impact. A southwestern or geometric patterned blanket can bring a surprisingly contemporary look to the room. Colorful pillows will also liven up a dark room of knotty pine.
In knotty pine rooms, keep wall hangings/art simple. Hang only a few carefully selected pieces so that Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Replica
they are truly noticed. And it's probably best to keep large upholstery in solid colors not busy patterns.
This is an article I never thought I'd write, because I'm a paint the paneling kind of girl. If you read my style blog on a regular basis, I'm pretty sure you know how I feel about wood paneling. To clarify, it's not that I don't like it I just like it painted Omega Seamaster Gmt Blue out.
There is a new generation of homebuyers who may have never been exposed to the infamous knotty pine. They didn't grow up with it and haven't tired of its moody darkness. Maybe they are embracing the past and rediscovering the coziness of knotty pine.
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