Hardwood paneling is tough and rigid, which is why it is so popular in modern homes. In addition to this, it is also visually very appealing and can come in a range of different woods to create interesting color and texture variations. Installation of these wood panels depends on the style chosen, but ranges from board and batten to tongue and groove. There are dozens of different ways to use wood for walls, finding the right one is all about knowing what final look is going to be applied to the space.
One of the things wood is good for is being painted. It is suitable for staining for a subtle color, or layering with paint to keep the texture and physical attribute while having a little more flexibility on how it looks. Before painting wood – especially old and valuable panels – a person is advised to check up on the best procedures for doing so, such as preparative methods to prevent the wood from being damaged in the process.
Wood can make a home feel cozy and small, minimalist and clean or lavish and presentable. The way to achieve this all depends on the height of the panels, the styles of grooves and textures, and the color schemes used. It is a fact that deeper reds and dark colors will enclose a space, whereas whites can make it more open and much more clean and empty. A pastel color scheme will give the room a vintage look, or simple light tones can make a room look expensive and clean. Getting a look perfected requires a little planning and the right wood panels for the task.