Need advice about stain

I am staining a barn door . My floors are mostly brown with a tad bit of gray and my walls are light-med gray. What would look better on color of stain? Weathered gray stain ? Or if I’d want to put a little brown stain on door with the first coat of gray stain, how would I do it? Thanks!

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  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 27, 2018
    I would just dry brush a little of the brown onto the stained gray door. When you get your achieved look stop. Tip, you want very little paint on the brush, brush off excess stain onto newspaper.

  • Linda Linda on Jan 27, 2018
    You pick color with paint and stain chips Then apply with cheese cloth or a rag, Brushes are hard to use unless you like brush lines.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 27, 2018
    Or you could go for a contrast - Deep turquoise

    • Glen Glen on Jan 27, 2018
      John, that’s so out of my box but id sure like to try it! Thank you!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 27, 2018
    what other colors are in the room

    • Glen Glen on Jan 27, 2018
      Gray sectional,, brown walnut rocking chair, some beige color baskets...... more solid neutral colors. I have old mason blue jars and hope to bring out that color ( sort of aqua) in the room. Open concept so I have white cabinets....

  • G.B. Woot G.B. Woot on Jan 27, 2018
    The best interior design tip I've received that helps me with this sort of thing is consider shades. .... A room should have light, dark, and medium of what ever colors you choose. for example - if the floors are dark, the cabinets are light, then the wall needs to be medium. No matter what color you go with, this will be the trick to having a great look.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 28, 2018
    introduce lightly the aqua color on the door.

    • Glen Glen on Jan 28, 2018
      Still on the fence about aqua on a barn door ! I’m gonna try it on a scrap piece first! would You just do the gray stain and not the brown at all then aqua? Or would you do all 3?(with only a small amount of aqua).

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 28, 2018
    Personally the gray and aqua not the brown

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Aug 31, 2021

    try on a small spare wood to see