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In our new home, we will have stained trim/crown molding and doors.  My question is this:  must the stain match our dark stained wood furniture?  Also, ok to change the stain in the kitchen (compared to the rest of the house trim/ molding/doors) to match the cabinets or should the entire house be the same?

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Stacey, typically all the moldings are the same throughout the home, but, that isn't a rule that's carved in stone.  I would say that you could change the kitchen's trim easier than anywhere else in the house.  And no, you do not have to stain your wood furniture to match your crown moldings.  A mix of wood tones and textures adds warmth, personality and charm to a home.  Everything "same, same" gets old quickly.

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Jenny

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