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What Colour Goes with Mahogany Furniture?

Solid Mahogany Georgian 3 Drawer Filing Cabinet with Panel Drawer to hold standard suspension files

Mahogany has a timeless and impressive aesthetic, and investing in a statement piece of furniture makes a great addition to your home, but it is not always easy to match the rest of the room with this distinctive hardwood. 

Mahogany wood can be available in a range of tones and finishes but, for the purpose of this blog, we will discuss the colour of mahogany that springs to mind for most – a deep reddish-brown. Here are some suggestions of different colours that pair well with mahogany furniture and will bring the whole room together.

Green

Red and green are opposites on the colour wheel, and one of the reasons that greens work with mahogany is that they balance the reddish tones in the wood.

Too much dark green with dark wood could make a room seem small, but grey-green, olive tones and even mint green are all good colours to pair with mahogany and provide a great tonal contrast.

Red

When thinking about what colour goes with mahogany furniture, red may not immediately come to mind because people tend to want contrasting colours. However, different shades of red can enhance the reddish tones in the wood, especially when used in conjunction with some neutral tones like an off-white or grey, or even some lighter wood.

Too much red paired with mahogany will probably be overwhelming, but some choice placement of red furnishings or dressings can really enhance the features that give mahogany such a striking character.

Blue

Blue is a colour that goes with mahogany furniture beautifully. Blue-grey, green-blue and light blue are all shades that can work well with the mahogany because the reddish-orange hues of mahogany bring warmth to a room, and blue tones offer calming and relaxing qualities. When used together, these colours can create a very cosy feel in a room.

If the room is quite light, a bolder, darker blue could also be used for dressings or accents around the room.

White

If you’re looking for a classic, timeless look to go with your mahogany furniture, you can’t go wrong with white. White provides high contrast with the dark, reddish-brown of mahogany and, depending on the fittings and other furniture you have in the room can offer either a contemporary, minimalist look or something more traditional.

White also provides a blank canvas on which you can use your cushions, throws or curtains to add splashes of colour that don’t need to match the mahogany to the same degree that the walls and other furnishings do.

Light-coloured wood

It isn’t just the walls and the soft furnishings that you need to consider when thinking about what colour goes with mahogany furniture. Contrasting mahogany with lighter wood prevents the aesthetic from being overwhelming, especially when using woods such as pine or golden oak for flooring or other furniture around the room.

You will probably still want to use a little colour in the form of dressings or accents around the room if you do decide to match your mahogany furniture with light woods. Or, if you want to keep the room quite neutral, some darker tones like black or dark brown can be used to add some more contrast to the room whilst complementing the mahogany.

 

Mahogany may have a striking and distinctive aesthetic, but there are still plenty of colours that pair well with it, and these are not just neutral tones!

If you’re looking to add some luxury mahogany furniture to your home, you can view our collection.

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What is Reclaimed Wood?: A Guide

More material choices than ever are available for consumers looking to buy furniture or renovate their home. Even with all this choice, it’s hard to find a material that is right for your needs whilst also being unique and sustainable.

Reclaimed wood is one of the select few materials that can tick all of the boxes, so here’s a little more about what reclaimed wood is and the benefits of it.

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How to Incorporate Dark Wood Furniture into Your Living Room: 6 Decorating Ideas

Georgian Reeded Sideboard (Mahogany). 6 square drawers, twin cupboard doors

Dark woods such as mahogany are a great option for adding a timeless and classic feel to a living room. However, people are often unsure of what to pair it with for the best interior design. In this blog, we take a look at 6 living room decorating ideas when you’re working with dark wood furniture like mahogany. 

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Why is Mahogany Good for Furniture?

Mahogany is a timeless and beautiful wood that is used time and time again for creating all manner of furnishings. But have you ever stopped to wonder why mahogany is so good for furniture? Or, are you in the process of choosing furniture and deciding whether to use mahogany or not? Here we take a look at some of the best things about the brilliant material that is mahogany. Continue reading Why is Mahogany Good for Furniture?

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Ravishing Rattan Beds

Bed with rattan head and foot board. Solid mahogany frame hand carved with floral design.

Ever considered a rattan bed? They make a lovely alternative to our solid wood beds.

The rattan which is woven to create some wonderful patterns gives these beds a certain charm all of their own, perhaps it is because rattan is a natural product coming from dried plant fibres? Whatever it is the blending of two naturally occurring products, that of mahogany and rattan, undoubtedly works very well. The results are plain to see…the most enchanting and alluring beds.
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Our Very Versatile Pedestal Desk (Mahogany)

Mahogany pedestal desk converted to a Dickens Desk.

Our mahogany pedestal desks are not only a fabulous looking pieces of furniture which would grace even the most luxurious home offices but is also surprisingly versatile!

The standard desk has bags of storage in the two pedestals and then if you add storage to the back of the desk as in the partners desk then you are talking even more storage!

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