The moment for rooms filled with matchy-matchy wood décor has come and (thankfully) gone. These days, mixing up different wood shades when decorating adds variation in color, texture, and pattern, which makes a space more visually appealing. But what is the secret for combining different woods tones without making a room feel cobbled together? From contrasting tones to patterned grains, here are tips for mixing and matching wood shades like a pro.
Four different wood tones are incorporated in this tiny kitchen by New York based interior design duo Cortney and Robert Novogratz. The gorgeous natural shape of the live edge wood countertop draws the eye. The rustic, carved wood bar stools in walnut lend a boho vibe. Adding a burst of golden yellow color are the custom oak cabinets. Topping off the floors are planks of warm walnut.
In this open concept small home by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design based in Portland, Oregon, all of the wood furniture matches the reclaimed wood feature wall. The dining table made of walnut, which is a lovely hardwood known for its strength picks up the walls chocolate brown tones. The mismatched dining chairs in beech add a little contrast. The honey-toned wood coordinates beautifully not only with the wall’s caramel tones but also the oak floor.
Instead of matching wood pieces keep contrast, particularly when it comes to textures and finishes, in mind. From furniture to decorative accessories all of the wood tones shown in this Scandinavian apartment spotted on Fantastic Frank fit together. The smooth wood serving bowls pop against the rugged dining table. The reddish midcentury console made of rosewood complements the golden oak floors.
Various wood accents in different tones add warmth to a neutral living room with a cool color scheme. The design team at California based Phase 2 Builders paired white walls with pale hickory flooring to make the bright space appear bigger. Faux wood porcelain tiles cover the fireplace. A walnut unit on the left adds practical storage. The lounge chair and mantel are both solid oak.
Rustic wood accents warm up this modern white kitchen by the interior designers at Studio McGee out of Utah. Rough-hewed ceiling beams lend drama. Sliced wood slabs top off the kitchen bar stools. A one of a kind range hood with wood trim adds a dash of polish.
Blogger, Kristin Eldridge, took ordinary plywood planks to the next level using different shades of wood stain when creating this DIY feature wall. The finished project gave her bedroom a charming modern farmhouse vibe.
Do not be afraid to combine both cool and warm tones of wood in space. In this guest room by California based interior design firm Vidal Design Collaborative a cool, pale wood floor is paired with dark, warm wood walls. The bedding in soothing cool blue colors and rug in a stimulating and warm shade of red help to balance the room’s contrasting color scheme.
Black walls and different wood tones give this living room a masculine edge. Donna Dufresne Design based in Portland, Oregon decorated the space in classic midcentury furniture. On the left is a vintage sofa with a rosewood frame. The slatted coffee table is dark teak. Next to the black leather lounger is a tree stump end table. The wood mantel breaks up the dark wall while underscoring the cow skull.
Decorative accents in vibrant shades of blue color complement the natural wood tones shown in this dining room by New York City-based interior designer Orlando Soria at Homepolish. The rustic table is solid oak. The chairs with wicker seats are natural teak. The countertop along the wall on the right is stained walnut.
Different tones of raw room wood lend texture to a bedroom in a small, modern apartment by Egue y Seta, an interior design firm out of Spain. The built-in room divider is framework lumber in whitewood. Planks of red oak cover the half wall and floor.