Masterful Mixing: Real Rooms that Ace Multiple Wood Finishes

Masterful Mixing: Real Rooms that Ace Multiple Wood Finishes

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Adrienne Breaux
Apr 14, 2016

Mixing wood tones is rightfully considered a design challenge, but it really can be done beautifully. Use this post as a visual guide to examples of spaces where different wood finishes look spectacular together. Jump below to see rooms that absolutely ace the look...

Rich furniture tones that match each other work well with a lighter color wood floor.

There's not a lot of difference between the wood tons in Kristina and Jason's home (which would usually be something I advise against). But with all the bold color and pattern in the room, it makes sense to use similar wood finishes to create a neutral palette.

Normally mixing wood finishes with different undertones (like gray versus something more orange) is a no-no. But in this sleek, minimal home, the contrast becomes a decor element.

Texture can play a big part in successfully mixing different wood finishes. In Katy's home, rough, natural surfaces look great together despite featuring several different wood finish colors.

If you're gonna go for something, go big! Kristen had already established a bold black and white color scheme for her space, so it makes sense to extend that to the wood finishes. Seen here: a light-colored natural finish cozying up to an ebony wood finish.

When faced with many different wood finishes in the same room, adding a furniture piece made with wood that comes in a varied pattern of colors can help tie everything together.

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