Walnut wood is hard-wearing and wonderfully ornate. The basic coloration is taupe, however it frequently features dark streaks and speckles that generate beautiful patterns. The central core of the tree trunk is matte brown to black brown with irregularly occurring darker veins of varying widths. Stark grain deviations are common and help to create an interesting natural aesthetic.
For centuries, walnut has been one of the most valuable and sought-after types of specialty hardwood. This wood is very rare, because walnut trees do not naturally grow in European forests. They are only grown in gardens or sometimes used as avenue trees.