Light woods are back and for lack of a more interesting name I am calling them all "driftwood" though I don't necessarily mean real driftwood....It seems to be the best way to initially describe them to my client, everyone knows what the color of driftwood is right?
Have you noticed lately that the trend of dark wood is fading and lighter woods are back?
Everywhere I look I am seeing reclaimed woods, natural woods, bleached woods, limed or do I dare say pickled woods and even painted woods.
They range in color from almost white to a rich taupey color with variations of shading.
Restoration Hardware, Wisteria and Ballard Designs are all top of mind companies that are embracing and spreading the love on this "new" look.
To keep your house timeless I would recommend combining all woods in your house. I think a house all done in dark woods is too much and a house done in all "driftwoods" is too much too. But mixing them together can look quite stunning.
What do you think of the "new" light wood trends? Have you embraced them yet? Most of my clients have NOT, but it's just a matter of time I think....