We thought it made sense to use lumber for an entrance to a place called Wildwood. The ranch style look is in keeping with the history of the property. The color is a bit of a departure though.
White would have been glaringly noticeable. Black would have been more of an Asian influence. The deep plum [Benajmin Moore Dark Basalt] was Debbie's suggestion. She works at Wildwood on weekends and thought the plum color would be 'unique and sharp'.
Next challenge: plants!