What colors do interior wood stains come in?


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Interior wood stains come in several colors, including multiple shades of brown, reds, blues, among others. Stain colors vary based on the manufacturer of the stain and the variety of stain used.

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Interior oil-based wood stains have a wide-ranging palette that includes traditional dark wood colors, such as mahogany, and lighter shades like pine and maple. Sherwin Williams offers a line that includes several shades of traditional colors, as well as shades of blue, green, violet and red. Other manufacturers, such as Minwax, offer choices that include dark walnut, ebony wood, red mahogany and light maple.

Water-based wood stain offers a wider range of non-traditional colors, such as deep ocean, island water and blue Hawaii, all of which are shades of blue. Sangria, spice, cherry blossom and fruit punch from Sherwin Williams provide varying shades of red with purple undertones.

When choosing a wood stain, many people like to stick with neutral tones that blend with walls and furniture. In that case, a traditional wood stain in a light to medium shade makes the best choice. For those who want the floor to become the focal point of a room, choosing a more unusual tone like a red, blue, or even a yellow or green shade makes the floor stand out.

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