Yes, we know.  Everyone is using white shaker cabinets and gray tile floors and we think those are beautiful combinations.  But what we are seeing in the future for home design are natural, lighter wood colors.  


In modern style cabinetry, we are seeing slab doors with light wood grains.  Those wood grains can be horizontal or vertical – both lend themselves perfectly to a modern style. 



If your style is traditional or transitional, a simple cabinet door style like shaker still works but is updated in a light wood finish.  




 Try it, we think you’ll like it! 


As for flooring, we are still selling gray tile, gray wood look vinyl and gray toned wood.  Those are still beautiful and still on-trend.  They work in many homes of all different tastes.  We aren’t suggesting this trend is over but we do love what we are seeing on designer’s posts and in industry magazines-light maple, light oak, light hickory wood looks for flooring.  Any of these are complimentary to darker wood furniture or to painted cabinets.



Light wood flooring can be made to look modern with a clear maple,can be rustic with a knotted hickory,



or traditional with an oak.


 

What do you think of the new, light wood trend?  Love it, or leave it?