Walnut Paneling

As the only dark wood native to North America, American walnut is well-known for its deep chocolate or coffee color. Surprisingly, it is only the center of the tree (known as the heartwood) that features the deep tones that are so familiar, and can also contain purple, gray, or reddish hues. The outermost part of the tree (the sapwood) is usually a pale cream color. 

The American black walnut (also called the Eastern black walnut) is most often used for woodworking because it’s easy to work with for carving and has good bending qualities. Walnut is often used for formal furniture and musical instruments due to its stately looks, and these decorative wall panels can be used to upgrade any space. Custom-made millwork allows walnut wood to be used for many home improvements as trim, moulding, wall paneling, crown moldings, etc. 

Walnut wood is typically straight-grained, but can sometimes have waves or curls which enhances the character of the wall panels. Our walnut wood wall panels are carefully crafted to showcase the beauty of the grain and bring out the natural beauty of the wood. Whether you panel entire walls or use it for smaller accents, walnut is a lovely addition to any home or business. 

Interested in learning more? Contact us If you have any questions about our walnut wall paneling

Shop Walnut Paneling Products

While walnut wood is commonly thought of for its deep chocolate hues, our walnut wall panels actually come in an array of colors. From the very dark chocolate to the lighter Sea Shell or Fresh Powder, we have a selection that will suit many personal styles. All of our walnut wood panels come in random widths from 3 inches to 8 inches, and specified widths up 10 inches. The lengths range up to 12 feet. Browse through the options today to find one you like!

Shop Our Other Paneling Products

We love our walnut wall panels, but maybe they’re not the right fit for your specific project. That’s okay! We have a large selection of wood wall panels to choose from, including red oak, white oak, hickory, pine and barnwood. Check out our main paneling page for more options. 

Benefits of Walnut Paneling

Discover the benefits of adding walnut wall panels as a featured design in your home or business. Whether you’re creating a feature wall or a bar backsplash, walnut has countless benefits to choose from – though we’re just going to list a few. 

Easy Installation

Walnut is prized by installers for being easy to work with in its natural form. As wood wall planks walnut works easily with hand and machine tools, and nails and glues well. Shiplap, square, and tongue and groove profiles mean our panels also fit well together in a variety of ways.


Strong and durable, walnut wood panels make an excellent choice for any diy project. Walnut wood is resistant to decay and has good shock resistance. While it has good bending qualities that make it easy to work with, it doesn’t usually warp due to changes in heat or humidity.


It’s no wonder walnut is the top pick for formal furniture! The rich, dark hues of walnut wood adds a luxurious air to any room – and these wood panels will do the same! Walnut wood is typically straight-grained with occasional waves that add an attractive feature to the wood. It also holds stain very well for an exceptional finish.

Eco Friendly

Walnut is known for being a premium and highly sought after wood. Reusing the wood from older structures helps to support the environment by giving antique wood a facelift and decreasing the demand for newly sourced lumber. This in turn, minimizes deforestation.

Use Cases for Walnut Paneling

We have clients across the nation that are making decorative wall panels a focal point of their home or business. Walnut wall paneling can be used in many ways, including accent walls, backsplashes, and ceiling panels. Check out our portfolio of projects to get inspired! There are an assortment of design ideas to help spark your next diy project.  

Get Started on Your Walnut Paneling Project

Need more information about our walnut wall paneling? At Elmwood, we’re happy to assist you in planning your next project. Reach out to a representative today and get started on making our walnut wood paneling the perfect addition to your home. 

Want to check out other types of wood wall paneling? We carry a selection of wall panel options to fit every need, with customizations available for many products.