Style Guide: Wood Wall Paneling (A Great Alternative to Drywall & Paint)

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Updated: Apr 7th, 2019
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When it comes to creating a home with character that is timeless, classy, and beautiful, wood wall paneling does it best. At Manomin Resawn Timbers, we supply gorgeous wood paneling, which is a fantastic alternative to clunky, heavy drywall or toxin-filled paint. Wood wall paneling is polished, but still provides that rugged and rustic look that you expect with wooden features in your home.

If you’re interested in using wood paneling for your next home build or remodel, then keep reading to learn more about the types of wood you can choose from, their characteristics, and how to implement them into your home! Also, give us a call at (651) 464-1771 to see how we can help with your home building needs.

Rundown of Types of Wood Panels

  • Weathered Antique
    • weathered wood provides a sense of natural style to your home
    • For homeowners who want a rustic look
  • Platinum Gray
    • Rescued from snow fencing that’s developed a bright, silvery-gray color
    • great for modern color palettes and modern home design
  • Antique Oak
    • Milled from a mix of red and white oak bark wood
    • whimsical color scheme
  • Antique Ash
    • distinctive characteristics (wormholes, peg holes, mortise pockets)
    • 19th century
  • Reclaimed Douglas Fir
    • Used in the framing of factories and warehouses during the industrial revolution
    • a compelling, bold look
  • Faded Red Barn Wood
    • Sourced from the classic red American barn
    • soothing gray with hints of red, soulful character
  • Antique Elm
    • far back as the 1820s, peg holes, wormholes
    • beautiful grain pattern and attention-grabbing shimmer
  • Antique Mixed Hardwoods
    • A mixture of ash, elm, maple, and occasionally mystery wood
    • Beautiful combination of textures
  • Antique Wormy Chestnut
    • Rare, attractive wood with color variation from honey brown to deep dark brown
    • combination of earthy tones
  • Heart Pine Timber Tile
    • Salvaged from Southern Yellow Pine boards from textile mills in the southern U.S.
    • Classic aged look
  • Shou Sugi Ban
    • burned and charred wood that looks unique and stunning
    • fire resistant and less likely to be affected by insects, rot, and decay

 

Weathered Antique

Barn wood accent wall by Manomin Resawn Timbers

Weathered antique is a unique type of wood and provides a very rustic look. While not as warm as other darker, browner woods, weathered antique still gives off that cabin-like feeling. White trim looks great with this type of wood paneling, as pictured above. When accenting your home to fit your weathered antique walls, consider using neutral accents. More vibrant colors should be used for darker woods.

Platinum Gray

Platinum gray paneling by Manomin Resawn Timbers

Another wood that works exceptionally well with neutral colors, platinum gray paneling helps to create bright spaces. As you can see from this example, platinum gray thrives in open-planned homes. Platinum gray can work with more vibrant colors, but they should be kept to a minimum and act more as accents. If you do want to add some more color, a yellow chair or other eye-grabbing centerpiece works well in this space.

Antique Oak

Antique oak wall paneling is a classic style that can help make a home a warm and cozy environment. Darker accents and features around the wall are recommended. It also looks great in basements to create an inviting atmosphere for hanging out with friends and family.

Antique Ash

close up of antique ash reclaimed wood wall paneling

There are few kinds of wood that resemble the color and characteristics of antique ash. If you want your home to stand out from others, antique ash is a great option. While neutral accents can be used in rooms with antique ash, more colorful detailing is suggested to bring out the charm of ash walls.

Douglas Fir

reclaimed douglas fir paneling

When you look at douglas fir, the first thought that may come to mind is a cabin. That’s because this type of wood is extremely common for those Northwoods cabins that are so familiar to us. It creates a warm, comforting space and pairs well with just about any accent color Often when Douglas Fir is used; it is the primary material used throughout the interior of a home or cabin. But with all these woods, it’s up to you and your creative preferences in terms of how to accent your walls.

Faded Red Barn Wood

Barn wood accent wall by Manomin Resawn Timbers

Similar to weathered antique, the faded red barn wood is a unique type of wood that you don’t see a whole lot. Red accents work great together with faded red barn wood, as well as dark gray colors. Overall, faded red barn wood can be a bit tricky to decorate around because of its unique mixture of colors. But, if you can pull it off, it looks fantastic.

Antique Elm

Wall of antique elm reclaimed wood

Antique elm is a very common wood to use with modern homes because of its lighter tone, which meshes well in a modern home. Another wood that thrives in open spaces, elm is a gorgeous wood that can be used with multiple different colors and accents. While the room above uses white as a primary accent, gray, blues, and other darker tones can be used as well.

Mixed Hardwood

mixed hardwood wood paneling

Because of the detailed splash of colors that mixed hardwood provides, it works great as the focal point of the room. Neutral colors should be incorporated into the room to help draw attention to the hardwood walls. Rustic yet gorgeous to look at, mixed hardwood is a favorite amongst our customers.

Wormy Chestnut

Wormy Chestnut Reclaimed Wood Paneling Bedroom

Wormy chestnut is a very versatile wood, in that it can be used in cabins and cabin-themed homes, as well as in modern homes. It works well when it is accented with darker wood and looks best when accompanied by neutral colors. Oh, it also doesn’t hurt to have a stunning lakeshore view in the space too.

Heart Pine Timber

Southern Yellow Heart Pine Reclaimed Wood Bedroom

While this example displays heart pine on a ceiling as opposed to a wall, the style principles remain the same. White is a great accent to use with heart pine timber, but just like with the antique elm, blues and grays and other dark tones also work well with this lighter colored wood. Heart pine timbers is another wood often seen in modern homes.

Shou Sugi Ban

Shou Sugi Ban ceiling by Manomin Resawn Timbers

If there is one thing you should know about us, it’s that we are obsessed with shou sugi ban wood. This type of wood creates an incredibly unique home experience and will impress guests for years to come. Shou sugi ban works best with other dark colors, but other lighter wood accents can also be used (such as the bed in this example).

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