Too much variation in wood and color?

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Q: We are about to replace our carpeted area with hardwood. I fell in love with the 3/4 solid Santos Mahogany, but I am concerned that the color may clash with our existing nature wood trim throughout the house. The trim is between a wheat and pecan color. Would this be too much variation in wood and color?

A: I really think you would be better serve asking a decorator. I know how to do all the work, from installation to sanding, staining and finishing, but I’m the last person you want advice from regarding colours. I agree that Carbrueva is a beautiful looking wood. Some pieces look like someone has woven tapestry into the grain. And it doesn’t change colour as radically as Jatoba.

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