Mismatched Wood Tones: How to Make it Work In Your Home

by / Monday, 26 August 2013 / Published in Uncategorized


This probably does not come as a surprise, but we deal with a huge variety of wood types and stains every day. And as each piece of furniture at Amish Originals can be customized to suit your home’s décor, oftentimes the most complicated part of the ordering process comes when it is time to decide on a wood tone. 

Consequently, one of the most frequently asked questions that we get from customers is about mixing colors of wood stain within a single room.  Should the furniture match? Should it deliberately contrast?

Matched sets remain a popular choice, but for those of you who want to change it up a bit, we thought it might be helpful to give everyone a primer on how best to mix wood tones and stains with the greatest success.


Wood will never go out of style, but the current trends lean towards wood that is more natural and organic in appearance.  Oftentimes the “raw” whitewashed or greywashed tones can be mixed with more freedom than the heavily stained dark woods. 




  • Contrast works well if you have very light or very dark wood floors.  

You can layer the different tones of wood around the room, a strategy that works best if you can repeat the various stain colors throughout the room— adding a sense of consistency to the mismatched wood. 



  • White is a power color when it comes to mixing wood tones!  With enough white on walls or on other pieces of furniture in the room, you can virtually have carte blanche with wood stains.







Still have questions or looking for inspiration when mixing wood tones? Visit this Centsational Girl blog post or come in and ask the friendly design team at Amish Originals!  


From our home to yours,

Amish Originals

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