LIGHT FINISHES are a steady and strong trend for this spring! Many people thought these finishes were a flash in the pan but they are here to stay.
We are still seeing gray stain on wood but there is a major increase in natural light woods. Techniques such as cerusing or bleaching are often used to enhance the natural wood grain while maintaining a light-colored finish.
One of the biggest launches of the 2020 Spring High Point Market is Universal’s Coastal Living line, The Escape bed is the perfect example of light wood and airy design. They’ve also released their new Crawford Cocktail Table that features varying levels of cerused white wood and marble on black iron legs.
Marble and stone are popular accents to pair with light wood finishes as displayed on the Viela Console from Uttermost. The white washed wood soothes the eye while the silver and marble hardware draws the user in to utilize the piece’s unique hardware.
Accessories such as the Vertuu Design, Carmine Wall Clock are included in the trend to create a simple yet modern take on timepieces. Light finishes are not limited to wood only, Baker Furniture features the Anguilla Cocktail Table in a chalk white eel skin. The ribs from the skin highlight the asymmetrical geometric forms that comprise the table. It is sure to be a conversation piece!
Trends such as light finishes are in their infancy and we can’t wait to see what else the manufacturers create for the coming seasons! Make sure you stick with us to see the latest trends from the 2020 summer and fall markets.