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How do you match wood finishes in office furniture?

Matching wood furniture finishes can be confusing—can you use two different finishes in the same room or office? Many office managers spend weeks or months looking through wood samples trying to find matching furniture. But matching furniture isn’t necessary—wood is natural. Just as a forest is made up of different species of trees, you can successfully blend different wood finishes in your office space.

Your wood finishes don’t need to match each other or your wood floor; Modern Office can help you choose a mixture of wood finishes and textures in your furniture to create a tasteful, well-designed space. Depending on your business, you may want a staider look and go with darker finishes, lighter finishes, or a mixture of both. Here are some tips from Modern Office on how to achieve a beautiful mixture of wood finishes in your office.

Think About the Grain and Undertone in the Wood
When deciding what new wood furniture to buy for your office space, check if there are any color undertones that match your current fittings and floors. If you have pieces with dark undertones, you might want to match it with complementary dark pieces. It’s important not to try to find the same finishes, but find pieces that play off each other, picking up undertones in the grain, or small pieces. If your office is too “matchy-matchy,” it may feel manufactured or fake.

Contrasting wood finishes can help to define a space. You can use one finish for the desks and another finish for your conference table to define its space, especially in an open office setting.

Remember that wood finishes can look different depending on the time of day, the lighting, and angle you’re looking at it. Even “matching” pieces can look different from one another. By utilizing pieces that are complementary inside of matching, you’ll create a beautiful space that works in any circumstance.

Be Balanced and Stylish
When mixing wood finishes, it’s important to balance the number of pieces with each finish in the space. If one finish overwhelmingly overpowers the others, your design may not work.

If you’re trying to convey a certain style, mixing different finishes and colors can help create your feel. Whether you want a modern, industrial, or staid style, Modern Office can work with you to help create it. By adding new pieces to your current furniture or starting from nothing, we’ll give you a signature style for your office without you having to match wood finishes from samples for hours.

Why Modern Office?
If you’re trying to pick out new wood finishes for your office, Modern Office can offer hundreds of different office furniture styles. We’ll help you select the pieces you need at a price point with which you’re comfortable. No matter whether you’re just finishing off your office space or furnishing a new one, Modern Office can assist you in your goals. Give us a call at 1-800-443-5117 or send us a message to get started. We offer free shipping on all orders and can send wood samples on request, so you can see how our furniture will look in your office space.

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