How to Mix Wood Tones in Your Home

How to Mix Wood Tones in Your Home

In this video, I show you how to mix wood tones like a pro! Mixing different wood tones can be a challenge as they have all the same undertones as paint and other decor items.

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⏱ Timestamps:
00:00 – How to mix wood tones
00:21 – The more wood tones you use, the more eclectic the space
01:27 – Match the textures of the woods
02:29 – Matching wood undertones
03:47 – Add a buffer between woods
04:24 – Add contrasting woods together
05:28 -Unify the space using colour

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  1. Deepak Thokal on July 24, 2023 at 5:44 pm

    I am planning interior for my new house and this was a biggest question in my mind – Mixing wood. Now I have an answer. ☺️

  2. Laura Tempestini on July 24, 2023 at 5:45 pm

    Great to mention the undertones!!

  3. Cristiane Valério on July 24, 2023 at 5:45 pm

    Our channel is being great for me I’m remodeling our new home and I have so many questions thank you for sharing and helping us.

  4. Anna Havard on July 24, 2023 at 5:45 pm

    I am so sad about my undertones. I live in a house with really cool gray wood undertones on the floor, and and bought an amish dining set that has a red undertone that sticks out like a sore thumb. Hoping a rug will help 😭 Do you do consulting? I need help 😭😭

  5. AM on July 24, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    Do we also need to match wood grains…patterns in a space…we can use more than one pattern? Or stick to one?

  6. Fibonacci13 on July 24, 2023 at 5:48 pm

    Love your channel! Getting ready to remodel and your content has been super helpful and educational. Regarding wood tones – I have a traditional wood (light to blond oak) queen bedroom set. We have a king-size mattress now and put the queen frame in storage. What type of king bedframe can I get that won’t look ridiculous with the set. Iron? Should I do wood with a custom stain to match? Or just start over with new furniture? I have cats, so an upholstered headboard option won’t work. (They will thank me for a beautiful new scratching post.) Thank you so much, Nick.

  7. Andrew Rohde on July 24, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    Here’s my summary after just one minute into the video: You have a choice to be either pedantic or eclectic. But why? I love wood in all its different colors, grains, burls and finishes.

  8. Jocelyn K on July 24, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    Whenever I search house related topics and I see your channel pop up in the search results, I can’t help but go “BLESS!” 😂
    In all seriousness thank you for your awesome content

  9. Iv Jg on July 24, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Nick, can I somehow mix antique floral oil paintings and modern sleek black frame gallery wall in the same room?

  10. Joy on July 24, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    Dear Mr. Lewis, I am in trouble trying to decorate an area that is an open big kitchen with a desk area and pntry. Four wall that are the home of the living room, dining area and a space that leads to the back patio. All the area shares a golden hardwood floor, the same color of the kitchen cabinets. Do you suggest a video that help me to balance too much orange wood. Thank you.

  11. C P on July 24, 2023 at 5:54 pm

    hi Nick love your channel….. what night stand can i use with a yellow tone wooden bed?

  12. Maria Jose Romero on July 24, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    Are there neutral wood colors? I’m looking at the Greystone Round Dining Table from Macy’s. It is made of rubberwood and acacia, both warm woods and it is stained as Ash brown which is cool. In some pics it looks cool and in others the warm undertones show. My house has warm woods and I’m a little nervous buying this table. I’m hoping to get some feedback here. Thanks!

  13. HurdCrafters on July 24, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    Do you offer help via email? I am learning a ton watching your videos but I can pick a floor color despite testing over 40 floors… i have a cabin style interior with knotty pine stained a golden oak like many homes in the 80’s and 90’s. My wife does not want more yellow, orange or red in that order and she definitely does not want many knots. The only thing we have a great own so far is dark flooring for a contrast. The problem with the dark flooring is we have kids and poor lighting. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  14. Lenasgarden on July 24, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    Helpful tips. Thank you. I’m not creating a vibe, it’s creating itself in my house. I’m just watching.

  15. Susan Johnston on July 24, 2023 at 5:59 pm

    Your videos are the best! We all appreciate the hard work you put into them with so many visual examples, your professional and fast-paced delivery, and the clarity of your presentations! Thank you!

  16. Frogenius W. on July 24, 2023 at 6:05 pm

    So true. "If you can’t match it perfectly, than rather go for sth. completely different."
    Applies to colours in general.

    Nearly nothing hurts the eye more than 2 similar/ _nearly_ same colours (e.g. 2 reds) but that are not exactly the same!
    Than rather go for red with ..whatever.. maybe black or green or blue.. Depending on the shade & undertone.

  17. Darlene Alvino on July 24, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    … can you mix painted wood furniture?, black, white????

  18. Weiping Zheng on July 24, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    Hello, are the Mediterranean wood furnitures go well with a japandi style?

  19. Helen Bean on July 24, 2023 at 6:07 pm


  20. Katie Z on July 24, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    I love home decor and love your channel 🙂 Some other home design channels are so focused on highlighting a specific interior design approach that they use with most of their clients and I love that you provide content that is more relevant to a wider audience of folks who may love different design styles.

  21. Darlene Alvino on July 24, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    What about painted furniture?????

  22. TnT H on July 24, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    This is my second time watching this video, and still can’t decide:(

  23. Teagan V on July 24, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    Truly a perfect video. I thought I was a bit weird (and yet onto something) for having the idea of 2 different timber floorings but stoked to find this video. As everyone else has said, you nailed it 👏❤️

  24. maplegingko on July 24, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    Hmmm we have lotsa wood tones. Craftsman Arts n Crafts.

  25. Flower SafeHeart on July 24, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you!!!🪵🌲🌳🪜🪚

  26. Marc Salesina on July 24, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    OK Nicholas Flannel

  27. blacktea on July 24, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    Omg thank you so much!

  28. Ladylove34 on July 24, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    Would you do (or do you have) a video on coordinating woods with wood floors? I have very, very dark wood floors and would love to see ideas on what styles go well with them, particularly the wood furniture items.

  29. Maria Chichilanova on July 24, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Such a difficult subject, kudos

  30. Doug Markesbery on July 24, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks Nick. You are great at explaining and organizing what can be very complicated. Your videos are my favorite.

  31. Time to Sparkle with Rowena Brykin on July 24, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    This was super helpful!!!

  32. Bisou on July 24, 2023 at 6:22 pm

    trying to put together a color pallet for a new house to be built. should my wood floor trim be the same color as my wood floor ? I also do not want wall trim, window trim and door white, and what color of wood floor be best with red, green, yellow, black and brown tones ?? advices appreciated, thank you

  33. Blake Biltwell on July 24, 2023 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks for the info! My floor is Avaron Perla by BPI Prestige Hardwood. European white oak.

    Can u give me some guidance on staining the vaulted ceiling wood beams to a different stain for contrast?

    Please advise…

  34. fit4lauren79 on July 24, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    Can a warm wood mix with a cooler grey paint color or is that not cohesive?

  35. Mystic Heather on July 24, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    Ok so here’s my issue; we are definitely eclectic and every piece of furniture we have is vintage or antique. Every. Single. Piece. Several different shades of wood but it works bc essentially the whole house is various harmonizing shades of brown lol, we also have original mid century hardwoods in parts of the house that we love BUT the main living room which was originally built on in the 70’s as a den has very short Berber carpet over concrete flooring, what I can’t figure out is what floor to put in here. I’ve already settled in contrast bc matching those mid century hardwoods is basically impossible these days without spending a ton of money. This room also tends to be the darkest in the house so what shade/color of wood flooring do I put in here to contrast the warm goldeny orangey hardwoods in the rest of the house but not darken this room further. I don’t mind this room being darker bc it’s super cozy at night but I’d really like to put a dark shade of warm green on the wall surrounding the fireplace and don’t want the floor to be the final straw that makes this room a black hole if that makes sense

  36. Kam B on July 24, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    Hi Nick, love your channel! I had a question about wood tones I’m still a bit confused on (first time I am being intentional about what comes into my space!) could you mix different woods with your floors such as buying either teak or maple headboards and media units with warmer, brighter floors? Should I be looking at what wood tones (light and dark) are in the floor and whatever furniture pieces I bring in those should match one of those tones/shades from my floor so that things look cohesive and there is a sense of flow and continuity? I feel I’m still lost!

  37. ZeroZilchNada on July 24, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    So helpful, thankyou.

  38. Sami Just on July 24, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    What about trying to match bedrooms/ separated office and common areas- Same principals apply? Or wood stair railing?

  39. The Aussie Hustler on July 24, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    Can you mix a few different colour metals? Like silver, gold, rose gold & black. Not all of them.

  40. señorita Luna on July 24, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    This would work out perfectly for boho-eclectic styles!

  41. AshleeW on July 24, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    This was so helpful 🙂 thanks

  42. Mary Zeliet Paris on July 24, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    I just love your channel. Covered a lot in just a few minutes!

  43. The Aussie Hustler on July 24, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    Q: I have some beautiful framed pieces that the frames are STUNNING but don’t really go with my new vibe I’m trying to create. I’m wanting to go more coastal, light and these frames are darker wood tones more on the warmer side. How would you recommend I incorporate these so that they are still on display but not conflicting with everything else?

  44. Alexandra Vega Merino on July 24, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    Very helpful. Thanks!

  45. RobinBird J on July 24, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    I learn so much from you! Thanks again, Nick!

  46. Jessica Smith on July 24, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    Great video!

  47. Cassandra Scott on July 24, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    One word: Great vid, Nick

  48. Barbs Dee on July 24, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    A very timely video as I’m reconfiguring the property I’ve moved into and adding extension to create a larger living space combining kitchen, dining, sitting. I’ll have laminate floor, exposed wood roof beams and I was about to chose a wood countertop so including the dining table I’d have had at least 4 different coloured woods aarrrggg! It could have been a complete disaster if I hadn’t seen your video so thank you from here in uk 🇬🇧😘

  49. Anita Financial on July 24, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Please do a video about picking the color/wood/grain for your flooring! I really enjoy your videos and love your style. I’ve been having such a difficult picking out the right luxury vinyl plank for my home.

  50. yana gaidaichuk on July 24, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    Just repeated the same thing over and over again 😬🤣

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