Mixing Classic Furniture - You Don't Actually Have to Match Your Wood Tones
One of the puzzling questions that were asked often is how to mix wood tones in a room while people are getting more and more adventurous with mixing periods and styles in their home. We are becoming less formulaic about everything matching too closely in a room since more eclectic pairings in style become popular in interior design.
A collected, layered look is a wonderful way to give your bedroom a touch of timeless appeal. However, if you’re unsure what kinds of wood finishes and styles blend seamlessly together, mixing different styles and tones of wood can feel daunting. In fact, your design may actually look much better if you throw away this old rule and go with what you love.
Regardless of the tone, wood is really a kind of neutral color when it comes to design. Mixing wood tones can be just as beautiful as mixing metals in a room. The goal in design when mixing anything from colors to styles is to create continuity.
It becomes easier to mix and match confidently if you pay attention to details such as undertones, finish, and wood grain. Our top tips will help you navigate the best way to ensure your pieces of furniture creating a beautiful seamless look.
Pick a dominant wood tone.It always helps to pick a dominant wood tone as a starting point to help you choose other furniture pieces to bring in the room. Pick up on the same tones elsewhere in smaller doses and accent with another 1 or 2 finishes for a cohesive but inspiring look.
Pay attention to your undertones. Another helpful tip for mixing wood tones is to match the undertones between different pieces. While you certainly don’t have to match your wood finishes throughout your bedroom, they should complement each other. Pay attention to your dominant wood tone whether it is on the cooler or warmer side, and stay in the same family to create a coherent thread.
Embrace contrasts in color. Using contrasting wood tones rather than two colors that are somewhat similar to each other is one of the easiest ways to make it clear that you are mixing wood furniture on purpose. Choosing finishes that are completely different from one another will make the finished result look more purposeful and more confident. Wood tones that really stand out from each other, however, can create a bold look that no one would mistake as an accident. Playing with contrast adds a visual interest and gives a design more depth.
Get the wood finished you want. It is a great way to find colors of wood you prefer for your design project with designer furniture made just as you request. It can be helpful to create continuity with similar wood grains or finishes if your wood tones are all over the place.