Selecting a stain color for your entire house is a big decision I am not leaving up to chance. So, I decided to make my own samples.
The wood is white oak.
This iPhone photo does not distinguish the color contrast very well. The board on the left is 3 parts Jacobean, 1 part Ebony. The right side is 3 parts Dark Walnut, 1 part Ebony. The top color on the middle board is Jacobean and the bottom color is Dark Walnut.
Based on these samples I (think) prefer the Dark Walnut/Ebony mixture. It appears to have more depth than the Jacobean/Ebony mix (which looks flat.)
Maybe I will try a mixture of the Jacobean and Dark Walnut...
"We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us." ~Winston Churchill