Is it ok to mix wood colors?
December 27, 2012 in Design Dilemma
I have been wanting to remodel my bathroom for years but one of the first questions I get stumped on is what to do for the vanity. I have gold oak trim and doors throughout the house, including two doors + trim in the bathroom. It's not my favorite but I don't want to redo the whole house. Is it ok to have a vanity in a wood color other than golden oak, and if so, what colors would work?

The other option would be a painted vanity, are there concerns about having painted wood in a high-humidity area like the bathroom?

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Interiors International, Inc.
Most definitely, wood stains and species are the same as fabrics. You can mix them as long as they compliment each other. In a small room like a bath I would try to not do more than 3 though.
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On the Spot Furniture Revival llc
Hi! Its absolutely ok to mix wood colors. For a dramatic feel, you could choose an espresso colored vanity and pick a backsplash tile that incorporates the 2 colors. For a formal feel, perhaps a mahogany vanity.
As far as painted vanities, I have seen lots of issues with painted vanities that come from overseas. Also with any painted cabinet- regardless of the location- temperature and humidity swings cause the wood to expand and contract while the paint doesn't move. Over time, this causes hairline cracks and chipping.
Hth and have fun!
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Manon Floreat
I agree with Interiors International. Mixing woods is often more interesting than matching. A painted vanity would also be fine, although I'd recommend treating the paint with a mold inhibitor.
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