Natural or Brown satin/worn finish. Never gets old because the natural color of the wood is timeless and you don't have to choose a color. The electric guitar is one of the few instruments where we obsess over colors. Imagine having a green piano or a light blue violin. Just wouldn't seem right. The novelty would wear off after a while as you mentioned. IMO wood instruments look best in the color of their natural wood species. Staining or tinting them slightly darker or lighter from the natural color to your preference also works well.