The red tone of cherry dining tables allows for a wide range of organizing carpet options. Rugs with greenish or bluish tones show the complementary contrast of colour wheel opposites, as do a variety of cool grays. Warm rug colors produce an analogous colour scheme with adjacent color wheel hues, and red neutrals provide a tone-on-tone choice, which is brightened by accent colours.
Maximum color contrast is supplied by rugs with overall shades of blue, green, blue-gray or green-gray. A bluish or greenish rug with a red accent color adds to this interplay of contrasting hues; warm greens, such as spring or olive green, are natural partners for cherry tables.
A cherry dining table contrasts gently with a carpet in yellow ochre or one with a mild, orangish tone, such as tan. Darker orangish tones provide less tonal contrast, but cherry dining tables coordinate with the pinkish-orange undertone of light colored or light adobe, particularly with accents in olive.
Sharing the table red undertone, a carpet in light warm gray gives visual cohesion. The lighting carpet contrasts with the table. A carpet in Tuscan red contrasts with skirted dining chairs in light warm gray, and the palette is enlivened with accents in mint green, spring green or peacock blue.