What Woods Go Well Together?

What Colours go well with dark wood?

Paint Colors That Go With Dark WoodWhites.

Pink and white make a handsome complement for this bedroom’s wood furniture.

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Dark Reds.

Dark Reds.




Robin’s egg blue prevents the dark wood features of this room from feeling too heavy.



What color woods go together?

The key to mixing woods is keeping the undertones consistent. Woods with warm undertones will look yellow or red – think Cherry, Mahogany, and Hickory. These woods will work well together, even if they vary in darkness and grain. Cool toned woods will look a little bit grey, like Ash, Maple, Poplar, or Pine.

Can you mix different woods in a room?

When mixing wood tones, each tone needs to be represented at least twice in the room. When pairing wood tones, you could choose a piece as small as a bowl or a frame. Balance the wood tones around the room. Just like you would in a gallery wall, avoid “clustering” all of the wood tones in one area.

Do cherry and oak go together?

Differences in color and grain as well as available styles in these woods make a memorable combination. Whether it’s for formal or casual dining or an eat-in kitchen, mix cherry and oak to create contrast and excitement in your decor.

What wood goes with red oak?

A nice contrasting wood with red oak is Port Oxford Cedar, the grain textures match and the color contrast is pleasing. I also like walnut or mahogany as a dark options.

Do woods need to match?

While mixing wood tones is perfectly acceptable—and in fact, encouraged—it always helps to pick a dominant wood tone as a starting point to help you choose other pieces to bring in the room. If you have wood floors, this would be your dominant wood tone. Otherwise, pick the largest furniture piece in the room.