Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Walker Woodworking, managing day to day operations, and marketing. Stacey has helped many clients create their dream space.

Walnut Wood, why it’s Trending

From cherry to oak, alder to maple, we have done multiple projects in a wide range of woods and witnessed design trends in each. Walnut is getting a lot of attention lately and is continuing to gain in popularity as we move forward this year. This wood is valued for its natural beauty and durability. From elegant kitchen islands to a stunning gun room, walnut is a wood that adds luxury to any space. Let’s learn more about it and why it is worth considering as a choice for your home.

What is walnut wood?

Walnut is a hardware with a beautiful straight grain that creates a beautiful design naturally. To clarify, hardwood is a term used to define the type of tree the wood is from not the strength of the wood itself. Depending on where it is cut, the color can vary from chocolate brown when taken from the center of the tree and a lighter yellow tint when taken from the outer area of the tree. It is a solid wood making it perfect for furniture and cabinets that will last. Walnut is also great to do elaborate and elegant details that stand out as a work of art. It comes in several types including English and Black Walnut. Learn more about the different varieties here.

Why choose walnut wood?

One of the top benefits to choosing walnut as your wood is the strength it possesses, it is a solid, reliable wood that maintains its beautiful appearance for a long time. Not to mention it polishes to a stunning natural shine that can be admired by anyone. It is also a versatile wood that is suitable for any number of projects and styles such as:

  • Home Office
  • Kitchen Island or Cabinets
  • Gunroom cabinets or display case. See a stunning gunroom.
  • Laundry Room
  • Bathroom
  • Floating Shelves
  • And more…

It works well with traditional style but slowly it has made its way into a more modern feel as well. This is a wood that while rising in popularity has always remained among the top choices of wood species. It’s unique and durable characteristics make it a great option for those who wish their pieces to last a lifetime and charm to remain timeless.

The benefits of walnut wood

Besides the natural beauty of the finished product, there are a few other reasons why walnut is a great option for you including:

  • Durability: we have mentioned this before but we want to emphasize that walnut has the ability to resist wear and tear effectively. It is sure to endure whatever the test.
  • Staining: walnut is a wood that naturally stains well and reveals a more than attractive final result. It also polishes to perfection and leaves a dazzling piece of furniture.
  • Grain: each tree species has its own unique pattern or grain which is visible even after the stain has been applied. Walnut has a grain that is so exquisite, it needs nothing else and creates a piece that is visually stunning.

Besides this, the coloring of the wood means that it can blend with multiple needs inside the home and is not limited to just one or two areas.

A rise in popularity

White and gray remain popular colors in home renovation but there is a slight shift from light woods to darker ones. Since walnut fits perfectly into this category it has seen a surge in popularity over the last year and we don’t see it slowing down this year. People are looking to add warmth to their home and visual interest through contrast. Walnut pairs both white and gray to create a space that is both charming and dazzling. They are also a great choice as a stand alone, whether that means a kitchen with walnut cabinets or even something unique such as a gunroom like this one. Whatever the need, walnut is a great option that will be sure to remain.

What about you?

Walnut wood will always be a good option for your home, it is solid, versatile, and striking. It is a wood that stands the test of time and will remain long after a new trend has been created. Our experienced team is ready and able to help you create a design that is perfect for your needs including the right wood. Feel free to browse our gallery for more inspiration or bring some of your own to your design meeting. Together we will make something great, contact us to today to set up an appointment.