When you’re choosing the wood for your floors, kitchen cabinets, or built-in closets, take a look at what the undertone of the wood is. Does it have cool, grey tones like Ironwood or Brazilian Ebony, reddish tones like Red Gum, or deep brown like Mahogany? But honestly, sometimes you look at wood and only the word brown comes to mind, so a useful way to find out exactly what wood tone your furniture is made from is by visiting this Goldpines link where they’ve broken down the different wood tones that come from different trees.
Once you’ve figured out what undertones you like and what your current furniture might have, it’s then easy to bring this to your interior designer to match with your kitchen cabinets. It’s safe to say that wood of similar undertones complements each other in a room. If you’ve chosen a nice, light, neutral colour for your walls like beige and a warm light brown carpet for your floors, adding pine furniture or light, yellow-toned wood can create a bright, Scandinavian look in your home that’s perfectly accented by some dark greens or browns. But if your floors are already made of the same light-toned wood, you run the risk of having your furniture blend directly into the ground, creating a sort of colour blob that doesn’t quite give off any sense of character.
To match wood on wood, a good thing to then consider is contrast.
If you’ve got the aforementioned light wooden floors, pick a darker wood that still contains similar yellow-brown undertones to give your space dimension. This will help to make your room look well thought out and can create a sense of harmony and completion when you enter the space. Yellow undertones in wood can also go very well with dark green plants and cream-coloured upholstery. Alternatively, if you’ve got greige walls and light concrete floors, a black wooden dining table and chairs might give your dining room that bold, modern feel you’re going for.