Natural black cherry has long been prized for its unmatchable depth of color. That is because cherry has its own unique trait – it darkens over time. And, while other woods change throughout their lifetime, no other wood’s transition is as dramatic and as beautiful as that of black cherry. When you order a piece of furniture made from natural cherry, it is important to keep this progression in mind. Say you have a lovely new cherry dining table and want to accessorize it with candlesticks or a nice vase. When you go to move these items, the paler cherry will still be in the place of the candlesticks or vase. Worry not though, new cherry darkens quickly and these lighter areas will catch up with the rest of the table in no time!