Interior Design Around Walnut Wood Finishes: 3 Great Examples
Walnut is a hardwood with a rich and inviting tone, and can range in shades from mellow to dramatic. It has long been a popular choice for flooring. It’s also prolifically used as a style of veneer over kitchen cabinets, which can be either matte and understated or luxuriously glossy. Walnut is highly versatile and increasingly used not just for floors and furniture but as interior wall cladding too. We’ve sourced three beautiful modern homes that are abundant in walnut finish, which also demonstrate how this warming wood tone can be complemented by other room decor. Let’s explore walnut friendly upholstery and paint colours and carefully considered lighting schemes.
First up is a 140 square metre apartment that uses wide panels to create walnut accent walls. The rich dark tone is extremely striking and has been balanced out with a generous amount of white space around the rest of the room. A mid-grey sectional sofa sits in front of the wall, teamed with a gold floor lamp. The precious looking metal adds a lovely warmth to the setup. A peppering of black accents complement the weighty wood tone.
The interior doors of this home are of a matching dark walnut tone to the wall panelling.
A large wall clock add interest to a pale expanse that spans the upper half of an entertainment wall. Beneath this is a light grey marbled section that backs a black wall-mounted console unit.
The window blinds and curtains are a deep bottle green, and these are matched by a throw pillow on the sofa and various plants and flower foliage around the open plan living scheme. This natural tone works beautifully with the earthy walnut.
The flooring here appears to be a lighter walnut heartwood. The light floor keeps the home looking spacious and airy despite having large areas of deep brown over walls and a large walnut dining room table.
Six beige chairs with dark legs surround the long dining table. Over in the kitchen, flat fronted handle-free walnut cabinets hold an integrated mirror finish oven. The reflective surface works beautifully against the woodgrain.
Base cabinets, kitchen sink and countertops are black in contrast.