xmnfnFebruary 4, 2011
Should the stain of wood flooring match your wood furniture or contrast it?
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kbettles
Can't wait to hear reply. I want to know this, too. Help us designers - please!
    Bookmark   February 4, 2011 at 4:33PM
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Annie Thornton
I have heard that it is absolutely unnecessary to match your wood finishes. Think about it...Do you think you are going to have the wood flooring or furniture longer?

Here are some ways to make contrast work:
-Dark floor with light furniture: This is meant to make spaces look larger. Having the lighter finish higher and at eye level will open the space up, while the dark floor will add warmth to the room.
-Dark furniture with medium floor: If you have dark furniture with a dark floor, the tones may match so much that the furniture disappears into the floor. This way, you can notice and admire your wood pieces.

If you are going to match, I would think, like anything, either be spot on or don't try at all. There is nothing worse than a color or stain that is trying to match, but just doesn't cut it. Wood pieces are usually so beautiful and unique, matching seems like a treatment that counteracts all of that. But these are just my opinions, and by no means rules, so if anyone else has something else to say feel free!
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kbettles
Thank you so much. This was very helpful.
    Bookmark   February 6, 2011 at 4:18PM
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