How can I tone down wood that came out too orange after staining?
Greg Williams: You can tone or shade using a transparent aerosol toner with a blue or green cast to it, to neutralize the orange. If the stain has no coating on it, you could do a similar adjustment with a compatible stain, preferably a dye, over the existing stain, using a complementary color to neutralize the orange.
Kevin Hancock: A light shade of green should help “kill” the orange. Mix your green colorant into some thinned clear finish and test a coat of it on a clear plastic. I use photo album pages for my test coat, peel back the tinted clear sheet and place it on the wood to see the effect. If it looks good, apply it to the piece in thin coats. Once the color is nailed, be sure to apply a couple of clear topcoats.