I'm just going to come out and say instead of skirting around the issue. I have never been a fan of wood paneling. On the rare occasion that I actually like it, it's because it's in a cabin somewhere which means I'm on vacation and would be fine staying in the back of my car if it meant I didn't have to work. Alas, I ran across the latest issue of House Beautiful and low and behold the feature was the use of wood in spaces. Skeptically, I bought the issue and, surprisingly, I really like these spaces.
all images scanned via House Beautiful April '10
You may notice that the spaces I've chosen all feature wood that's light or white so maybe I'm not a full blown fan, but I'm definitely coming around. What are your thoughts on wood panneled walls? Yay, nay, maybe, never?