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Living in colour

You’ve finally decided what Modern Rustic piece you want to add to your space from Two Birds Furniture, you’ve measured, double checked everything that goes into our process and then the hardest (or easiest depending who you are) comes along… Finish tones!

Picking a colour or style to illuminate your home can be tricky but hopefully through this post our examples and tips will help shine a light into your selection.

How to choose a colour? Remember when you’re choosing wood, it deserves a background that shows its best advantage! Don’t over think it!

It doesn’t have to match! Each type of wood has a characteristic color and grain pattern, and the color also can be altered with stains or wax. Over time, wood furnishings can acquire a rich look that gives the surface depth and complexity. Don’t worry about all the wood pieces in a room matching the casual, comfortable, gathered-over-time look of mixed woods is perfectly appropriate today.

Contrast Can Call For Attention!

The contrast calls more attention to the furniture, a plus if you have a fine piece you want to focus on. If you have a lot of dark furniture in a light-color room, however, the space may feel busier than it would if the furniture blended in. If you love the look of dark wood against light walls (or light furniture against dark walls), keep furniture arrangements orderly and streamlined to offset the impression of crowding.

You can also use the colors in the furniture finish as a cue for wall colors. If the dominant color in the wood appears to be red, then a green background will enhance and intensify the wood’s hue.

Here are some of our examples of how to use colour tones to match your project.

Subtle or elegant? If you have a room/space that is all one colour ex. white, but the tones slightly change you might be looking at added just a pinch of character while still coordinating with the tones in your room.

With this home we slowly moved up the colour scheme but still keeping in mind the original colour of the room in this case a master bedroom.

Elegant? This can go many ways, having the colour “pop” in a space or just be the attention grabber that you’re looking for in a showcased room.

Take a look at this example in an en suite bedroom/bathroom, the main colour is white but as the decor of the room goes it adds an element of blue which allows the designer to give a little extra flare when called upon matching even the lightest of tones with the rest of room.

Our products react differently to stains and waxes depending on the condition of our wood that we procure so not one piece may match in an entire scheme but we know we can deliver through a colour consult which can be done over emails, phone calls or consults on location or right in our store. We have all our colours on display and depending what you’re looking for, we can go on the wild side if that’s your desire for your colour.

If you are still undecided but still want to go ahead with a project with a tone to be named after manufacturing, we are able to accommodate for that as well. We believe it’s important for our clients to be confident in their choice of tones and make sure your piece is exactly what you’ve envisioned.

If you have any questions or want to hear more about we offer visit us at:

119 Fisher Street Okotoks, AB


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