Mix timber tones of light and dark and try pairing with raw materials and subdued and natural textures for a fresh modern take on timber. If you already have dark timber in the home, offset it with some light pices - the more timber tones you add the less restricted you will be on your palette. (We have cheated and you might see there is some bamboo here too!) to the mix and you are Too much of the same tone is heavy and old fasioned. Layer it up!