That beginning line has been percolating in my head. The kitchen floor is only two years old. But in short, it’s easy (no sanding or top coat), it makes your cabinets look and feel new and clean, and it brought out the natural woodgrain. Sorry if this makes no sense. Red and green mix to brown. I decided to get out the sheen meter and check the sheen of the sample board. I also … To tone them down and bring them more into the realm of brown, I waxed them with Briwax in Tudor Brown (check out this post for more details). It's true. Ft. of 6/4. Well, now you know, it totally works!!! It is water based. That would be first on my list to investigate. Raw umber has a slight greenish tint to it and will make a very subtle shift toward the brown tones from the reddish side. A lower sheen level hides a lot, and I found in my case it even knocks down the red. Jacobean was way too dark. The floor looks gorgeous BUT in certain light looks a little pinkish or red to us. Ft. of 4/4 and 10 Bd. The next step for the floor would be 2 coats of "street shoe". More traditional colors like yellow-gold or red can tend to make oak cabinets even more yellow but a deep gray will tone that down. I know some of you must have some oak cabinets that you’ve been wanting to change. If you need more green (to counter a stronger red tint) the easiest way is to look for a stain product that has … You can take the finish and brush it on a piece of white paper. Then, I would work with a designer who specializes in color for a color consult. When it dries the paper will be lovely orange tone. The living room floor is part of the original hardwood floor that’s almost 70 years old. I am wondering if there’s a way to tone down the red in the wood. Weathered oak and and Classic Gray did not cover the red in the cedar enough. At first, I didn’t even notice that it looks like they left the original hardware on the cabinets in the photo above. The red oak naturally has a brownish cinnamon tone (I'm not a fan) and the oil based polyurethanes (stink to high heaven and take ages to cure) naturally turn orange (we call it ambering). 1/2 Weathered Oak to 1/2 Classic Gray; 3/4 Classic Gray to 1/4 Jacobean; Jacobean; None of these really gave me the look I wanted from the cedar. Again, totally different woods but very consistent undertones… Some gorgeous, more purple-inspired stain colours… Purple, pink or taupe-toned woods. From your testing I realized I can use the red oak since my stain although not as dark as the jacobean will make seeing the difference in white vs. Red oak undetectable. I am working with the floor guy to maybe tint the street shoe with a green/brown color to tone down the red in the floor (but not change the color). Red-toned woods can often flex red-purple or red-pink (pink being the lighter version of red). But also, this was another patch job. 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