Wine on the Walls

By Kate Riley October 20, 2023

Whenever I consider a dark tone paint color, my eye always goes straight to the olive green or slate blue families. Rarely do I consider a dark red or deep burgundy as a color to layer on walls, but that’s a personal preference.

I will admit that wine and burgundy tones do have an allure, they feel sensual and romantic when subdued, especially this time of year when moody spaces feel extra cozy. I especially like the use of deep wine tones in dining rooms, a small bathroom, or a study.

But I know myself, as attractive as these tones are, I know if I painted my walls a burgundy color, I’d want to change it six months later when spring arrives.

Are you like me? Would you never commit to a burgundy paint on the walls? These sophisticated spaces may have you reconsidering!

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Not just for walls, consider burgundy tones for cabinets too. These feel like the perfect shade of lipstick, no?

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devol kitchens

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Would you be so bold? Would you paint your cabinets in a wine or burgundy color? Or the walls in your home?


  1. I certainly wouldn’t paint my cabinets burgundy. If you tire of it, it is an expensive repaint. While I may enjoy it in someone else’s space I would not want it in mine. I like light & bright, not dark & moody.,

  2. I used a cranberry color paint for my mudroom walls. It is offset with white cabinets, 3 white doors (bathroom, garage and backyard) and a large white radiator and that’s what made choosing a dark color feel okay for me. The white elements keep it on the light side and there’s also natural light from a window in the back door. The floor is various shades of gray wood look luxury vinyl. It came out great. The contractor said he was concerned I was choosing something too dark, but that it really looked good in the end.

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