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The Popularity of Natural Wood & Stains

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Stained finishes enhance the unique characteristics inherent in each door and drawer, bringing out the natural beauty of the wood grain.

Pictured above on oak cabinets, contrasting stained finishes give this kitchen loads of rustic contemporary character. Tolani oak cabinetry in an Amaretto stain, meets Tolani in a Pecan stain via plain square posts on the island and corner cabinets, with the look of a standalone piece. Metal chairs, stainless appliances and an antiqued light fixture add modern charm.  Warm and inviting stains such as Amaretto and Pecan work well with a variety of kitchen furniture and décor.

This kitchen features a Natural stain, on hickory. Because Natural is essentially a clear stain, the wood’s attributes are highly visible, making this stain a great option for rustic or country kitchens. Plus, light cabinets help brighten up a space – a popular selling point for home buyers, according to Houzz.

The organic, natural wood styles that show through with the clear stain, are a trend of 2017. Neutral tones, and natural wood allow you the flexibility to accessorize with many different looks. The sleek and clean finish, also create a fresh feel, and optimize the appearance of room space. 

These maple cabinets feature Kona, a rich, warm stain that works in both traditional kitchens and more modern kitchens like this one. It gives the space an undeniable level of sophistication and city chic.

Peppercorn, pictured in the bathroom above on oak cabinets, is a dark stain that brings an air of luxury to your home. Dark stained cabinets hide stains and splatter, especially if they’re a wood species like oak or hickory that features distinct grains.

When posting this blog last month, we asked our readers what Merillat stains they prefer. Here are the results from the questionnaire (August 2017):

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