Do I need to match my wood colour? And 3 other colour tips for selecting your wood furniture.

One big question when selecting wood furniture is: Do I need to match my wood colour?

The short answer to this is: no.

Different shades of wood naturally go well with each other, hence you don't have to enforce consistency in all your wood selection. This tip saves you the headache and the money.

But why?

Brown, like grey, is a base colour that is extremely versatile. Originally within the wood itself, you can already find different shades of brown, which forms a pattern both natural and pleasing to the eye. Therefore, different shades of brown can co-exist within a room without looking messy nor clashing.

Varying colour of the wood will not result in clashing design.

Grey and Sanders Scandinavian Furniture - Varying colour of the wood will not result in clashing design. Grey and Sanders Scandinavian Furniture - Varying colour of the wood will not result in clashing design.

Moreover, not having to match your wood furniture opens up a lot more options which means you are more likely to find what you want, and possibly at a cheaper cost.

Tip 1: Matching wood colour excessively can lead to an uninteresting look.

When you have a lot of wood in your design, matching all the wood colour can create a very flat and rather boring look.

Fully matching the wood colour can result in oldish and traditional look.

Fully matching the wood colour can result in oldish and traditional look.

Vary your wood colour to make it more pleasing.

Tip 2: As a rule of thumb, the wood colour for dining chairs should be same or darker than the table.

Lighter coloured furniture generally stands out more.

So the dining table being the centrepiece, ought to stand out. The dining chairs are mere accessories. Therefore, the wood colour of the dining chair should be ideally darker to dull itself and accentuate the dining table.

A darker tone of chairs will accentuate the dining table.

A darker tone of chairs will accentuate the dining table. A darker tone of chairs will accentuate the dining table.

Or use off-white, grey or black chairs. They usually don't go wrong with any wood colour.

Black chair generally go quite well with wooden dining tables.

Nonetheless, with some good aesthetic judgement, it is possible to match dining sets in exception to this rule.

Tip 3: Wood flooring is evergreen.

Is it too much wood if your flooring is also wood? No.

Wood flooring is evergreen. Don't be afraid that you will have too much wood in your house. As long as you pick your colours correctly, wood always looks good.

If you want to know more about wood, read this: The Ultimate Guide to Wood