(Closed) Dark wood or light wood? Interior design bees – help me out!

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 2
9781 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think dark wood really breaks up the space and makes things seem more crowded. I do not at all thing all the wood in the house needs to match- get the lighter set!

Post # 3
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


I much prefer dark wood. There’s just something so elegant about it. However, if you really want to lighten it up I’m all for white. Either dark or white haha.

Post # 6
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’d argue that it depends on the light in the room, and what colours you have/are having on the walls. 

Our cottage is pretty dark, so we have light oak wood furniture, light grey and taupe walls. 

Post # 8
3725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think you can absolutely mix and match dark wood furniture with lighter floors and vice versa. As someone with VERY dark wood floors in my kitchen, I hate it. It shows every crumb and bit of dust. I vote for lighter floors based on that alone and then, if you like, go for darker furniture.

Post # 9
46677 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Keep in mind that you don’t have to buy a set. You can choose darker chairs and a table with a lighter top in white, cream,  zinc, stainless steel etc.


Post # 11
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I like dark wood because I am also paranoid about spills and i make curry and that tends to stain lighter cabinets. We have white cabinets in our house and they are all stained with turmeric that never gets out so I would go for practicality over looks. Not to say tha dark wood isn’t elegant and appealing. 

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