Transform your wine cellar into your very own wine country by painting the walls in deep earth-tone colors. Incorporate the elements present at a vineyard, such as grapes, vines, wine barrels and sunshine, by choosing shades of burgundy, green, brown and gold for your walls. All of these colors will also complement your wooden wine racks whether they are light or dark.
Burgundy Like Red Wine
A deep, dark burgundy color will create a bold yet rich environment, all while complementing your red wines and representing the red and purple grapes. Consider the colors of Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon when selecting the shade of burgundy for your wine cellar. Balance your dark wooden wine racks by choosing a burgundy with brown and purple undertones, or create a nice contrast against light-colored wine racks by opting for a burgundy with redder undertones.
Green Grapes for White Wine
Convey a strong sense of nature while incorporating the green grapes from a winery by painting your cellar walls a shade of green. Although white wine grapes are bright green, opt for a darker, more muted shade of green, such as forest green, when painting your walls. If forest green is too dark for your liking, sage green is a solid lighter option. Given that green is the complementary color of red, and your cellar will probably contain a large amount of red wines, green walls will create a visually appealing balance in your cellar.
Brown Like Wine Barrels
Brown walls convey a sense of coziness while creating a dramatic and luxurious environment. Since brown is the color not only of wine barrels, but also of the soil and the vines from which grapes grow, your wine cellar will feel even more like a vineyard with rich brown walls. Select a dark brown color such as chocolate or molasses with tints of red in it for a bold and earthy wine cellar. For a more rustic feel, opt for a lighter shade of brown, such as oak.
Golden Like the Sun
Take a step into Tuscany and add a bit of sunshine and warmth to your wine cellar with golden walls. Picture yourself sitting in the sunshine at a winery and enjoying white wines when choosing a light gold color for your walls. For a slight representation of Chardonnay, opt for darker hues of gold with honey and butter undertones in it. Or for a sensation of Pinot Grigio, choose a lighter gold with tones of white and light yellow. Gold will also harmonize well with honey-colored wooden wine racks or create a soothing contrast against dark wine racks.