All uncoated, bare wood and ALL oil-based polyurethanes' get darker in color with time. The darkening of water-based acrylic finishes varies widely, however as a general statement, waterbased finishes are more color stable than oil based finishes and therefore will age at a slower rate.
The Cottage, Aspen Mountain, Rustic Aspen and Cabin Creek collections have mostly been pictured with aged pieces. When you first receive your furniture the pieces may be slightly lighter in color. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.