Is Wood the New White? | Wood or White

LAST UPDATED: Apr 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jul 29, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

Is wood the new white? Do you think the white trend will end?After a recent getaway to my uncle’s beach house where I was admiring the wood ceiling, I thought to myself, “are we all going to regret painting every inch of wood white in a few years? Trends come & go, but both white & wood have remained relevant, just used in different ways! Pouring through the blogs & Pinterest, you don’t see a lot of after photos of wood cabinets, shelves or trim.  You know I love white, but I wonder, how many years will this trend sustain? Will wood be the new white again? Until I can sort through my thoughts on it, I’m retaining the dark wood windows & doors in our “new” home. For now, I’m also keeping the fireplace & wood bookcases. They can always be painted later, but it’s extremely difficult, if not impossible to revert back. The question is, should you choose wood or white?

Is wood the new white? Balancing dark wood for a new look.

This dark wood window is balanced with a white kitchen. Absolutely gorgeous, isn’t it? {via House Beautiful} As I was contemplating this in my own home, friend & florist Erin Volante alerted me to a recent post by Making it Lovely. I was compelled to write my own!

To paint or not to paint? White versus wood.

I’ve started a new Pinterest board to collect my thoughts. What do you think? Will wood be the new white or will white shine for years to come? {image via Country Living Magazine}

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