Wood color variation is the diverse range of hues found within a particular species of wood, which can be a major contributing factor to its overall character. A species of wood, such as Western Red Cedar, can display various colors such as red, brown, pink or yellow. The degree of color variation can be enhanced through the application of clear or light finishing products, while darker stains may diminish it. Natural wood’s color variations are highly sought after for various home projects as they add depth and contrast to cabinetry, flooring, paneling and furniture. The unique characteristics of each wood type are often attributed to its color variations, including knots and burls, which have a different texture, density, and moisture content. Color variations enable homeowners to select wood pieces that will infuse their rooms with distinctive character.