Stain Colors Trend Toward Brown
Like fashion, trends in interior design shift over the years. Although with interior design and its significant investment, "classic and timeless" design is often at the forefront of decisions.
Gray as a color scheme has certainly become a long term trend, not only in fashion but in interior design as well. Carpet, window fashion and wall colors serve as neutral backdrops in gray tones, while furnishings and soft goods (like throw pillows and artwork) take their cues from gray tones as well.
With Gray the dominant color trend across all industries, it has begun to influence stain colors and even metal finishes.
Gray painted cabinetry and furniture can look too stark with chrome or nickel finishes unless a color tone is added. So metal finishes in a brushed brass, or copper or rose gold look wonderful with a gray paint, adding interest and warmth.
Likewise with stained cabinetry for furniture or flooring ... stain colors with a slight gray undertone or a "true brown" color look best when paired with a gray finish. For this reason, stain colors with a red or orange undertone are declining in popularity while true-brown stains are gaining in popularity. Much of this color trend in stains is being influenced by the spectacular popularity of gray finishes.
Authored by Karen Wistrom on November 16, 2015 - 8:00am