In his talk, Haley identified the importance of the open home design concept that is dominating new home construction and home renovations. ”Open spaces provide opportunity for a flow of styles between areas within the home due to the absence of distinct rooms. This flow impacts design elements including building products, flooring, cabinetry and furniture selections. It also provides infinite combinations in design, creating distinct and individual living spaces”, said Haley.
Historically Modern – Dominate wood tones, mixing contemporary looks with historically relevant pieces
Reclamation – Products that are weathered, raw and organic that show the imperfections in wood
Pearl & Metallic – A mix of modern and transitional that sparkle with a contemporary shimmer
Opaque – The style dominating cottage and lodge design, with two-tone looks that can also be used to create a dramatic contemporary style
“These trends influence many designs,” says Haley. “Our job is to help our customers translate these trends into interesting colors, unique techniques and wood finishing processes in support of their business objectives. Sharing how the company’s Color of the Year, Heart Wood, can be expressed on different wood substrates and used in a measured tonal value provides product designers an on-trend and broader palette to consider.”