With the options of timber that are available, it is important to remember that each offers its own character and beauty. Dark choices like walnut can be stunning but, like any other wood, they need to be used correctly. If you do not do this you can create a space that feels small and dark. We can help you with this as a part of being the supplier of great design and bespoke joinery Lewes relies on.
When you use a dark colour in a room it can take over, especially when it is a large area. This will make the space feel very dark, even if the rest of the colour scheme isn’t. To balance this, other areas should be light or at least lighter than the timber. This will stop the shade dominating others. You can mix up the colours in the room to help break up the different shades.
When an entire area such as a kitchen, conservatory, or a staircase, use timbers like walnut it can feel very dark. A way to counteract this is to use softwood and paint it to contrast in a way that improves the look. When used on a staircase, timbers like walnut should ideally go above lighter elements i.e. a darker handrail on a light balustrade.
The colour of walnut wood can draw the light from a room, resulting in a claustrophobic feeling. Whatever the space in question, it should have a lot of light. Ideally this should be natural light. This will stop the room being dark and instead, highlight a fantastic piece of joinery.
You can reach Wood & Wisdom at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to get started. For bespoke joinery Lewes and surrounding areas can trust, rely on us. We will offer a unique piece that you are sure to adore. We design kitchens, garden gates and bridges, double glazing, and so much more.