2019 trends in timber

The Glosswood team were recently invited to the DIA Colour Forecast event, where industry professionals forecasted colour trends for the year ahead. Following on from this event, here are Glosswoods top predictions for timber colours in 2019

Brown is back – in a big way

Whether creating a luxe look, or keeping it natural – rich, red-based browns will be making a statement in 2019. Possum, Merbau and Teak from the Glosswood Matte range work perfectly to create a harmonious palette. With clients wanting to reconnect with nature, we will see earthy hues used in the interior to exude warmth. The Mid-Century influence will continues with walnut and tobacco tones, as home owners want materials that reflect a connection to nature.

Above: Possum in Designer Lining profile


Recharge with soft yellows

There’s going to be more warm, yellow tones coming through design in the coming year. Raw and Clear Ash are two colours from the Glosswood range that have a sense of softness. Clear Ash in particular will be a driver in design, as it is the raw Paulownia timber with a superior Satin finish. Clients will be turning to organic, light timber tones to bring a sense of energy into the interior.

Above: Clear Ash in 90mm profile


New Neutrals – Grey is warming up

In recent years cool-grey has been a consistent neutral in design. In 2019 we will see complex grey tones that are warming up, with subtle undertones. Feather Grey and Smoke both have subtle blue-based undertones, and are beautiful paired-back greys.

Above: Feather Grey in 130mm profile


As well as colour, pattern is a key focus too

For 2019, clients are looking for unique ways to portray their personality or brand. One way to do this is to play with the way the timber boards are installed to create a unique look. Boards can be installed in varying techniques to create movement through the interior and bring a individual look.

Above: Spotted Gum in Designer Lining profile & Raw in Designer Lining profile


There’s nothing like natural timber

With so many look-alike timber products on the market, there is just no substitute for natural timber. Glosswood uses a sustainably grown and harvested species called Paulownia, which is a beautiful blonde-based timber