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31 Brilliant Ideas To Mix Wood Tones
Matchy-matchy interiors aren’t on trend, and we mix and match everything – colors, prints, metals and other stuff, and of course sometimes it comes to mixing wood tones. Let’s find out how to mix and match wood tones to achieve a stylish look.
Think Of Undertones
Each type of wood can be categorized under having either warm or cool undertones. Warm undertones include hints yellow, orange, and red, while cool undertones are closer with blue, green, black, and gray. When mixing woods, you’ll want them to all have the same undertones – all warm or all cool. This will help make the space feel cohesive and blend together rather than overwhelming the room. Not sure how to collect that all? Get samples of the woods that you’re considering using in your space and compare the wood’s undertones next to each other before getting started.
a beautiful and relaxed space in white, with a light-stained floor, rich-stained furniture, a white sofa and chairs, a black chandelier
a beautiful and serene kitchen with reclaimed wooden beams, light-stained cabinets, white stone countertops and a black pendant lamp
a contemporary Scandi kitchen with a white tile backsplash, dark-stained countertops, a herringbone wooden floor, a light-stained table, dark-stained chairs and a black chair
Pick A Dominant Wood
As it works with metals – choose a dominant tone to serve as the base for the entire room. The dominant wood is either the flooring, the ceiling, the cabinetry, or the largest piece of furniture in the space. Based off of the dominant wood, select accent woods that compliment it and bring some contrast and layers to the overall look. Don’t stick to the same wood tone to avoid those too matchy looks.
a cozy farmhouse entryway with a blonde wood console table with baskets and a reddish door for a vintage look
a cozy Scandi space with a hearth, a grey stained planked floor, rich-stained planked walls and a staircase and grey furniture is welcoming
a farmhouse space with a dark-stained wooden floor, a light-stained ceiling and sliding doors plus elegant furniture, art and pendant lamps
a historic house with light-stained floors, dark-stained railing, white paneling, lots of refined vintage artworks
a light-filled dining space with a very dark-stained table that makes a statement, rich-stained chairs and a light-stained floor, a black pendant lamp and open shelves
a light-filled living room with built-in shelves, a fireplace, comfortable modern furniture, a catchy laminate floor with several tones and light-stained furniture legs
Keep Natural Variations In Mind
Since wood is a natural element, there are usually natural variations seen across each wood type. You’re going to notice some differences in the grains of the woods that you selected, so keep that in mind when selecting your wood types if you don’t want the grains to make the room feel busy. We suggest going with a white oak or maple as one of your selections, as these wood types tend to have more subtle variations and a cleaner look.
a luxurious minimalist dining room with much natural light, a whitewashed floor and warm and light tones of wood all over the space
a modern dove grey home office with a large shelving unit, a stained desk, a dark stained chair and a blonde wood picture frame
a modern farmhouse kitchen with light-stained cabinets, black built-in appliances and a dark reclaimed wood floor is amazing
a modern farmhouse kitchen with white cabinets, a kitchen island with butcherblock countertops, blonde wood stools and a reclaimed aged wooden beam
a modern neutral farmhouse living room with a wooden mantel, matching built-in shelves, a reddish console table and neutral textiles
a refined living room with a burgundy sectional, a black chair, a light-stained wooden floor, a neutral rug and a rich-stained wooden table
a refined minimalist kitchen with a dining space, with light-stained wood with various tones is a very chic and cool idea
It’s important that you don’t let the various wood tones overwhelm the room. Create some contrast and balance by incorporating pieces that are made of different materials. For instance, if you’re mixing wood tones in a living room, add in a metal coffee table, a sofa with a cozy fabric, and an area rug to help break up the look of the space. If you’re mixing wood tones in a kitchen or bathroom, use backsplash tiles and matte hardware to serve as contrasting pieces. Get inspired by various ideas below and make your space more refined and eye-catchy with beautiful wood tones that you mix and match!
a rustic kitchen with light-stained cabinetry, open shelving, built-in storage furniture, rich-stained stools and a reclaimed wood ceiling
a Scandinavian kitchen with black cabinetry and a kitchen island, a whitewashed floor, a black table and chairs plus a light-stained ceiling