Honey oak molding is exactly what it refers to; it's decorative material made out of oak, the color of light caramel and it traditionally goes at the point where the walls meet the ceiling or where the walls meet the floor. Honey oak is a wise choice for interiors because of its versatility; it can look classic, old-fashioned or modern.
Cool colors, such as shades of blue, green and purple are appropriate if you really want the honey oak molding to represent more than just a slight detail of the room and really pop out. Honey oak has such an inherently warm color that cooler colors create distinguishable contrast, causing the molding to stand out. Because honey oak is warm without being too bold, stick to more pastel shades of cooler colors. For example, mint green, sea foam blue, lavender, light lime green, light teal and pale blue gray cause the colors to stand out against each other. These pairings are both suitable for modern and traditional styles of decor.
If you want the room to glow with a bright, welcoming atmosphere, the honey oak molding is simply the first step in a room full of warm colors. Select paint colors stationed on the warm section of the color wheel: shades of red, orange and gold. For a more understated look, select shades with the same lightness as the molding, such as sienna, peach, mauve, dusty rose, butter yellow, coral and other light shades. Because the honey oak molding is already a warm color, you can go bolder with warm paint colors, selecting darker shades without it looking overwhelming. For example, colors like cranberry, apricot, lemon and even fuchsia look striking with honey colored molding.
Neutral colors are less saturated colors, most commonly seen as creams, grays and browns. These colors truly give you the height of versatility in a given room as they go with any type of decor scheme. Paint your walls a dark cream, a light tan or a pastel gray if you'd like to decorate with an earthy style or a sleek modern one; the results are always harmonious. The colors work with both warm and cool accent colors. For example, decorate a room in full on neutral colors and "warm it up" with warm colored accessories, such as a cranberry throw pillows and a copper urn. Alternatively, "cool down" the room with cool-colored accessories such as blue and green glass vases or a aquamarine throw rug.