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Mixing Wood Tones in the Kitchen


Ali Henrie Design_Interior Design_Utah


Mixing wood tones in a kitchen can be a great way to add depth, warmth, and visual interest to the space. However, it can be tricky to get the balance just right. Here are a few tips for mixing wood tones in a kitchen:


  1. Stick to a consistent color palette: The key to mixing wood tones successfully is to stick to a consistent color palette. Choose woods that are similar in color and tone, and avoid pairing woods that clash.

  2. Use contrast: Pair light woods with dark woods to create contrast and balance. For example, you could pair light oak cabinets with a dark walnut island, or vice versa. In this kitchen we paired a lighter wood floor with a darker walnut island.

  3. Use accents: Instead of using multiple types of wood for major elements like cabinets and countertops, use wood accents such as cutting boards, shelves, or furniture pieces to add warmth and texture to the space. In this kitchen we added some contrast against the dark wood island with some lighter bar stools and dining chairs.

  4. Consider the flooring: If you're mixing wood tones in a kitchen, consider the flooring as well. A neutral or light-colored floor can help balance out multiple wood tones in the space.

  5. Keep it simple: Finally, keep the overall design of the kitchen simple. Too many competing elements can make the space feel cluttered and overwhelming. We like to mix no more than 2-3 wood tones at a time to keep it feeling clean.



In conclusion, mixing wood tones in a kitchen can be a great way to add warmth and visual interest to the space, and will create a cohesive and inviting kitchen.

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