ARound here its a different thing because people will buy a historical propwrty and"upate it" by stripping it of paint on cabinetry , trim, and doors.
In the colonial priod, wood was painted, not celebrated. Color was the way to brighten an interior , and becauae there was a lot of wood paneling, garish colors were often the norm.
ubduing the colors is a better choice than stripping the look.
If, on the other hand , an ARts n Crafts or Victorian style was being achieved, wood was let out and grain was celebrated. (In Arts n Crafts even pegs and dovetails and mortiaes were let out in the open because the "workmanship" was what set it apart.
Ive seen some Green and Green houses in the Sacramento area where the "new owners" had been talked into painting the Arts n Crafts beams and joints by some douche bag designer.So they became almost hidden. SIlly and stupid in my opinion. A lot of this stuff becomes kind of "gay" looking (IMHO) because the designers start flouncing fabrics all over the place and then they throw crappy (but expensive) goo gaws all over the place. They "Hide" the design and structure of th rooms themselves. Those guys should be shot. I like to see the workmanship involved in the structure. (In that respect I like Wright, even though he sucked as an engineer)