We use this quality to describe the amount of color in a wood. Woods that are very rich show deep and often dark colors. Rich woods exude charisma and professionalism.
Shimmer is used to describe woods that will reflect light differently when moved, this provides a sparkling, or cat-eye effect. This effect makes light dance on the surface like a gem. Woods with high amounts of shimmer emanate an aura of luxury and extravagance.
Variegation refers to the intensity of streaking, or grain pattern of the wood. Woods without much variegation have a consistent pattern while woods with higher levels of variegation show greater grain contrast. Highly variegated woods demand attention and can appear wild in colors.
|Ancient Kauri||Light tan and browns, very small darker spots and streaks||Low||High||Medium|
|Bubinga||Light reddish brown, dark red streaking||High||Low||High|
|Bog Oak||Dark black/brown with lighter color streaks||Medium||Low||High|
|East Indian Rosewood||Very dark purplish brown||Medium||Low||Low|
|Ebony||A mix of black and dark brown, brown is more yellow than red||High||Low||Medium|
|Etimoe||Reddish brown, small streaks, consistant pores||High||Low||Medium|
|Kingwood||Dark reddish brown, black streaks||Intense||Low||Medium|
|Koa||Orange brown, slight reddish shift||Medium||High||Medium|
|Lyptus||Brownish red with golden red streaks||Medium||Medium||Low|
|Mahogany||Darker oragnish brown||Medium||High||Medium|
|Maple||Very light yellow, almost white, contrasts well with dark woods||Low||Low||Low|
|Narra||Medium darkness red, medium grain contrast||Medium||Low||Medium|
|Purpleheart||Vibrant to dark purple, low grain definition||High||Low||Low|
|Red Cedar||Light red that will darken a bit over time.||Medium||Low||Low|
|Sapele||Light orangish brown with consistent pores and small streaks||High||Intense||High|
|Shimmering Etimoe||Light golden brown, long slightly darker sections, small streaks||Medium||Intense||Medium|
|Sweetgum||Light brown and tan, slight orange shift at times||Low||Low||Medium|
|Teak||Slightly orangish brown with darker streaks||Medium||Low||Medium|
|Walnut||Medium brown with a slight yellow shift||Medium||Low||Medium|
|Wenge||Dark brown with lighter, long streaks||High||Low||High|
|Zebrawood||Light brown with long dark brown streaks, small dark spotting.||Medium||Medium||Intense|