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Choosing the Right Colour and Wood Tone Balance

Creating the right design balance throughout your home is really important to ensure that you achieve the atmosphere you were aiming for. It can often be difficult to know exactly how to design a space when you want to combine two different tones, colours or materials together and have a polished, balanced end result.

Throughout the interior industry, tips and secrets are passed around to help you make the right decision with your décor, and this selection of tips have been carefully selected to help you create the right balance when combining colour with different tones of wood.

Don’t Try to Match

One of the biggest mistakes people make with interior design is trying to match different materials and tones together. Whilst it does work for certain décor styles, you don’t want to create a space that feels too pristine and matched together. Wooden features add a beautiful touch to interiors, and they really help to lift the atmosphere and create a beautiful overall look. With a unique varnish, stain or finish, your wooden features are individual pieces that stand out and add character to the room, so you should focus on introducing different colours that complement the wood, without trying to match them together and creating a negative feel.

The Right Furniture

When you design a room, you always have a particular colour scheme in mind. For those who are keen to introduce furniture with wooden tones, you need to be clear on what style and tone you’re opting for before you make any décor decisions. Investing in some quality wooden furniture is always very beneficial, with so many stunning pieces available. The main focus is to figure out the wooden tone, whether you choose walnut furniture, light oak pieces or you want to go for a deeper pine look, and then you can work the colour scheme around this. Try to invest your money into furniture pieces that will complement the room they are going into, keeping size and shape in mind at all times, as this will help the room to look neat and flow smoothly once your décor process is done.

Create Contrasts

Introducing darker tones of wood provides you with the perfect opportunity to bring in some light through your other decorative features. Light colours work really well when complementing a dark wood tone, as the colours contrast and have the perfect balance. Similarly, when you introduce lighter toned wood to the room, you should look at adding dark colour shades to really enhance the light oak features. If you struggle to find the right balance, try to avoid bright colours and opt for shades that are subtle, as this can easily be changed and also has much more potential to achieve the atmosphere you’re looking for.

Add a Statement

Wooden features provide you with the perfect opportunity to create bold statements within your décor. Creating a bold statement is ideal for drawing a room together really well, and giving the room a bold focal point. The moment you enter a room you are drawn to one specific point, so the statement feature will help to give the room a stunning focal point.

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