HOWARD LAKE, Minn. -- Dura Supreme Cabinetry's trend forecasters have seen a growing interior design trend that is embracing textured, character-rich wood species. They are seeing an increase in the use of wood species with knots, burls, and grain paired with more contemporary finishes (such as paint, acrylics, foils, and metals). With the popularity of white painted kitchens over the past few years, homeowners are starting to request a little texture and warmth mixed in.

"In the past, character-rich woods were commonly associated with woodsy cabins or old rustic farmhouses," said Karen Wistrom, vice president of sales and marketing for Dura Supreme. "Today, integrating some character-rich wood species into a modern design adds texture and offers some relief from all the white."

Dura Supreme Cabinetry offers character-rich woods including hickory, rustic hickory, oak, and knotty alder. Wood species options each offer a variety of natural variations and prominent grain patterns as well as their collection of. For someone who wants character, but isn't a fan of the natural variations of real wood, a variety of textured foils are also available.

The company's weathered finish collection looks as if it has been exposed to years of sun, wind, and rain. Artisan finishes like Dura Supreme's heirloom and patina are also an option to add time-worn character to a kitchen design. See http://durasupreme.com

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