4 Easy Tips And 30 Ideas To Mix Wood Tones

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We are already used to mixing metals in one space, mixing patterns, colors and textures but we’ve never talked about mixing wood tones. Is it possible to mix them up or should you go for a matchy-matchy look? If possible, then how to mix them up with style?

Mixing different wood tones is actually a good and fresh idea as using the same tone everywhere can make the space look really bare. Adding in various wood tones can add beautiful layers and contrast into a space. But to achieve that natural, effortless look, you have to know how to mix wood tones the right way. Here’s some tips for how to mix wood tones in your home and get a very stylish look at the same time.

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.

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. Place the samples in the room and see how they look together in different types of lighting, such as during the day and at night. These simple tricks will help you achieve the best look that you may get in the room.

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 relaxed space in white, with a light-stained floor, rich-stained furniture, a white sofa and chairs, a black chandelier

a bold and catchy dining space with a dark-stained dining table, light-stained chairs, dark pendant lamps and a bold artwork

a bold and catchy dining space with a dark-stained dining table, light-stained chairs, dark pendant lamps and a bold artwork

a bold dining zone with a view, a black dining table and chairs, a whitewashed bench and a light-stained floor

a bold dining zone with a view, a black dining table and chairs, a whitewashed bench and a light-stained floor

a bold living room with a whitewashed floor, rich-stained wooden beams and a mantel, woven lamps that match and a black sectional

a bold living room with a whitewashed floor, rich-stained wooden beams and a mantel, woven lamps that match and a black sectional

a catchy and welcoming kitchen with a whitewashed ceiling and cabinets, with a reclaimed wood floor and a kitchen island with a reddish countertop

a catchy and welcoming kitchen with a whitewashed ceiling and cabinets, with a reclaimed wood floor and a kitchen island with a reddish countertop

a cozy scandinavian dining room design

a cozy scandinavian dining room design

Pick A Dominant Wood

Choose a dominant wood tone to serve as the base for the entire room. The dominant wood is either the flooring, 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. If you want to make more of a statement, choose a light and dark wood tone and create a bold look makign a contrast.

a chic modern farmhouse kitchen with a light-stained floor, dark wooden beams and a kitchen island that dominate over the space

a chic modern farmhouse kitchen with a light-stained floor, dark wooden beams and a kitchen island that dominate over the space

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 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 kitchen with white cabinetry, a grey kitchen island, a dark stained floor, rich-stained wooden beams and countertops

a farmhouse kitchen with white cabinetry, a grey kitchen island, a dark stained floor, rich-stained wooden beams and countertops

a farmhouse space with a dark-stained wooden floor, a light-stained ceiling and sliding doors plus elegant furniture, art and pendant lamps

a farmhouse space with a dark-stained wooden floor, a light-stained ceiling and sliding doors plus elegant furniture, art and pendant lamps

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 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 entryway with a white planked ceiling, stained wooden beams, a light-stained floor, pendant lamps and a black sliding door

a light-filled entryway with a white planked ceiling, stained wooden beams, a light-stained floor, pendant lamps and a black sliding door

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

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 luxurious minimalist dining room with much natural light, a whitewashed floor and warm and light tones of wood all over the space

a mid-century modern kitchen with rich-stained cabinets and a white hood, a blue kitchen island and a light-stained floor

a mid-century modern kitchen with rich-stained cabinets and a white hood, a blue kitchen island and a light-stained floor

a cozy farmhouse kitchen design

a cozy farmhouse kitchen design

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 light-stained cabinets, black built-in appliances and a dark reclaimed wood floor is amazing

a Nordic dining space with a rich-stained buffet, a light-stained table and warm-stained chairs, black pendant lamps

a Nordic dining space with a rich-stained buffet, a light-stained table and warm-stained chairs, black pendant lamps

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 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

a refined minimalist kitchen with a dining space, with light-stained wood with various tones is a very chic and cool idea

Create Contrast

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!

a refined minimalist kitchen with a dining space, with light-stained wood with various tones is a very chic and cool idea

a refined minimalist kitchen with a dining space, with light-stained wood with various tones is a very chic and cool idea

a rustic kitchen with light-stained cabinetry, open shelving, built-in storage furniture, rich-stained stools and a reclaimed wood ceiling

a rustic kitchen with light-stained cabinetry, open shelving, built-in storage furniture, rich-stained stools and a reclaimed wood ceiling

a Scandi dining space with a light-stained floor, a rich-stained table and chairs, black chairs and some potted plants is amazing

a Scandi dining space with a light-stained floor, a rich-stained table and chairs, black chairs and some potted plants is amazing

a Scandinavian kitchen with black cabinetry and a kitchen island, a whitewashed floor, a black table and chairs plus a light-stained ceiling

a Scandinavian kitchen with black cabinetry and a kitchen island, a whitewashed floor, a black table and chairs plus a light-stained ceiling

a sophisticated neutral living room with a large sofa, white chairs with warm-stained wood, a reclaimed wood coffee table for a contrast

a sophisticated neutral living room with a large sofa, white chairs with warm-stained wood, a reclaimed wood coffee table for a contrast

a stylish light-filled open layout with a welcoming bar space, living room and a dining zone, with varioys neutral wood tones and a dark wood floor and kitchen island

a stylish light-filled open layout with a welcoming bar space, living room and a dining zone, with varioys neutral wood tones and a dark wood floor and kitchen island

a white farmhouse kitchen with a light-stained planked ceiling, a reclaimed wood floor, white cabinets and elegant gold pendant lamps

a white farmhouse kitchen with a light-stained planked ceiling, a reclaimed wood floor, white cabinets and elegant gold pendant lamps

a white farmhouse kitchen with white cabinets, a refined kitchen island, a reclaimed wooden floor, light-stained wooden beams and a ceiling

a white farmhouse kitchen with white cabinets, a refined kitchen island, a reclaimed wooden floor, light-stained wooden beams and a ceiling

an eclectic dining room with dark-stained panels, a light-stained buffet, a rich-stained table and mismatching chairs plus a crystal chandelier

an eclectic dining room with dark-stained panels, a light-stained buffet, a rich-stained table and mismatching chairs plus a crystal chandelier

an exquisite space with a grey terrazzo floor, a light-stained platform by the window, a warm light-stained table and chocolate leather chairs

an exquisite space with a grey terrazzo floor, a light-stained platform by the window, a warm light-stained table and chocolate leather chairs

an industrial kitchen with a marble backsplash, a light-stained box shelf, a light-stained table and mismatching chairs plus pendant lamps

an industrial kitchen with a marble backsplash, a light-stained box shelf, a light-stained table and mismatching chairs plus pendant lamps