Asked on Oct 14, 2017

Is the lite color hardwood still in style?

InetiaCori WidenSusie Rufener


6 answers
  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 14, 2017

    This article was written for 2017 so we should still be in that time frame. No matter what color you choose, it will go out of style and a new one will come in. I had my countertop custom made in the mid 1970's. (I know, a long time ago now) At that time the gold leather look was very in. Five years later, it was gone. I still have that countertop and because of the custom size and shape it will be expensive to replace. Where normally 2 pieces would meet to form a corner, mine is shaped differently. The back corner isn't flat - it has a very hard to describe custom look. The front of that corner is flat for about 15 inches or so before it connects to each end - no seams visible. I can't even just remove it and slap on two pieces because of that front edge - sigh. The point of my story is that whether something is 'in' or not, get what YOU like. You'll be living with it long after it goes 'out'.

    Good luck!
  • Jean
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Linda makes a great point!
    I will say I just moved in this year and when looking I saw quite a bit of both light and dark. Do what you think looks best with the rest of your decor and keep lighting in mind.
  • Flipturn
    on Oct 15, 2017

    LIght colored hardwood has had a longtime connection to the Scandanavian decorating look. While it may not be as familiar to those in North America, it has been "timelessly in style" in parts of Europe.

  • Susie Rufener
    on Oct 15, 2017

    I would say get what you like, who cares if it goes out of style in a couple years. If you buy something because it is in, you may grow to hate it.
  • Cori Widen
    on Oct 15, 2017

    I personally think it's timelessly beautiful :) . But that's your choice!
  • Inetia
    on Oct 15, 2017

    If it works with your furnishings and other decor and it pleases you then it’s stylish. If you’re doing a complete make over, including fieniture, choose the furniture first
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