Cherry displays a distinctive grain pattern and warm color shadings, ranging from nearly white to dark reddish brown. Dark pockets, pin knots and random streaks are common. More than most woods, Cherry will darken when exposed to light, especially with light stains. Due to natural variations inherent to the species, stains on Cherry will not produce a single, perfectly uniform color tone. Often there will be regions of moderate to intense color variation, even within a single piece of Cherry. This is considered to be due to the natural variation inherent to wood, and is part of wood’s natural beauty.