We're loving a dark stain at the moment! You might be wondering why we're loving such a dark trend as temperatures rise, but it brings more warmth (and sophistication) than you think!
Why do we love it? The visible woodgrain adds a layer of texture and warmth that you don't get with a clean painted finish. It's refreshing to mix it up, even though a paint finish is gorgeous too! As the wood grain shows through, you'll see that it has a really organic feel to it!
You can't beat the contrast and depth it gives to a space. Rich tones in flooring or furniture can really elevate a design to a higher end look. Every space needs some kind of focal point and creating natural contrast is a beautiful way to do it.
We can't talk about dark stains without addressing the Japanese method of Shou Sugi Ban. This method is basically charring your wood in order to prevent fires, insects, and rotting. It's not just stained wood!
We're especially excited about this method because we'll be using it in one of our future projects.
OUR FAVORITE STAINED FURNITURE
Not ready to commit? Try the trend out with a piece of furniture!