Tips on Choosing the Best Wood Colors and Types to Go with Glass Pieces

Peanut butter and jelly. Cheese and wine. Popcorn and a good movie. Like these classic combinations, wood and glass just go together. Whether it’s a dark polished wooden coffee table with a glass center insert or a wooden frame around a window, this is a safe and timeless décor decision.

If you’re in the market for new furniture, be it a desk, table, or even a home bar, you may want the durability and timelessness of wood and the beauty and mystique of glass combined together. However, you want to make sure you choose furniture that’s contemporary but not so modern that the piece will look out-of-date in a few years. What should you do?

At CBD Glass in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, we’ve designed plenty of wood and glass accent pieces. As a glass manufacturer, we allow our clients to customize all parts of their glass item, from its color and shape to its size and texture. Some of our glass items can even be backlit with LED lights.

Tendenza(no wood squares)

If you need help choosing the best types of wood for your glass accent piece, here are some useful tips.

Take a look at the rest of the room. What kind of wood dominates the space? Is it darker wood like mahogany, cherry, or walnut? Perhaps it’s lighter wood like ash, beech, or pine. You may even have a combination of the two.

Where you go next depends on your personal style. If you’re a matchy-matchy type who prefers total seamlessness, buy a glass and wood piece with lighter or darker wood that blends in with the rest of the room. If you prefer to change things up, you may pair a mahogany and glass table with an oak dining set or you might want to try a pine desk next to a walnut entertainment center.

The possibilities are nearly endless. That said, when making your choice, besides personal style, consider price as well. Generally, the lighter the wood, the more inexpensive it is. That means furniture made of ash, beech, or pine is typically cheaper than that made of mahogany, cherry, or walnut. If you want something in between, try maple or oak wood. These are on the lighter side but are durable and not too light.

Wood colors

Also, think about the type of furniture you want. Some wood is more pliable than others. Some is heavier. Pine, for example, doesn’t weigh much. It’s also cheap, which makes it a great option for shopping on a budget. Walnut, on the other hand, is very heavy, as is cherry. Mahogany is somewhat more pliable, as is ash. Beech, despite being lighter, is also weighty.

Remember, if you like a certain wood for the color, you don’t have to spend a fortune. You can always get a table made of pine or ash and stain it so it looks darker like mahogany. To learn more about shopping for wood and glass accent pieces, contact us today at CBD Glass.