What Wood Finish Matches My Fabric?

Dear Style Studio,

I have a large master bedroom sitting area that incorporates dark blue, white, grey and yellow accents.

I have a writing desk that I’ve painted the back of yellow so it shows through the drawers.

I also have a grey recliner and a yellow garden seat from Ballard Designs as my end table.

I want the Louis XVI chair in the fabric grey chevron. What color should the wood finish be? Distressed white? Or should I go with mahogany?


Reshma P 1

Reshma P 2


Gray is the fresh trending color for all things beautiful so we love the direction of choices.

Since you are upholstering the Louis XVI in Chevron Stripe Gray, the distressed white finish is the ideal choice for your color palette.

Louis XVI White

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Happy Decorating!

The Style Studio Team

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