If you happen to have wood plank walls in your future, you could do one of two things (after you squeal with delight that you actually have wood plank walls in your future!) - you could paint them!
There are strong opinions, it seems, in the 'Paint the Planks' vs. 'Never Paint the Planks' camps. Some think painting wood is next to sin itself, and others think not painting wood might be the untimate transgression.
I happen to like both, as you can see by a few of the photos I've pinned lately onto my Plank Walls board:
Tell me, which camp are you in?