Monotone Wood Finishes
THEN: (above left)
It wasn’t too far in the distant past when log home buyers thought that all the wood species and stain colors in their home, from the walls to the floor to the ceiling to the cabinetry, had to match — exactly. The monochromatic look was prevalent, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
NOW: (above right)
Wood-tone diversity reigns, and this kitchen is an exquisite example of how to do it right. The floors are a rich mocha stain, which complements medium-gold shade of the walls and the blond ceiling. The cabinetry is painted in not one but two colors: “Basil” and “Green Black” both by Sherwin Williams, and the hutch on the left is accented by a maple slab in a natural finish. Together, these elements create a timeless, more inviting space.