The rich dark tones of walnut make it a prized timber when an extra level of class and elegance is desired. Associated with wealth and luxury the use of walnut can add true prestige and distinction to a project. Its wide colour palette which ranges from a deep, rich dark, almost chocolate brown to a purplish black exudes character and warmth. The grain of walnut is mostly straight and open, though some boards may have a grain pattern that is burled or curly. In fact, the wood is especially valued for its wavy, curly, and mottled figures.