Light Wood is the most versatile of all wood shades.
Gives the greatest depth/contrast of all the colors especially dark stains
Works well with any color stain except dark cherry
Makes a great base coat when using the graining tool
Dark Stains come out as light or dark as you want depending on how long you let it absorb (Follow wood stain directions to see the range of time for absorption.)
Retique It - Furniture Wax - White Wax
You can use Retique It White Wax to highlight the details and give a nice French provincial or white washed effect. Retique It White Wax is also great for that drift wood or beachy effect. A little goes a long way. Once you apply clear wax you can add the white wax then go back over with clear wax to erase and blend if needed.
Check out Retique It's full line of metallic waxes including Silver, Gold and White
Retique It Polyacrylic
Retique It - Polyacrylic is formulated to offer excellent results on bare or sealed wood, Retique It Polyacrylic is a water based poly that adds excellent sheen and protection . It is easy to apply and provides a depth of finish that revives and protects any original finish. With Retique It Polyacrylic you can still add furniture wax over it for extra sheen.