ISSUE 3  |  Paints & Patterns

Trend Alert: 10 Rooms with Color-Washed Wood

January 23, 2014 7:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Suddenly everywhere: color washed wood surfaces in interiors: paneled walls, flooring, furniture, table tops. We’re onboard.

Above: The ColoRing Table by Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architects.

Above: The home of Gu Qi, a furniture designer in Bejing, features a color-washed wall; via Daily Dream Decor.

Above: In the kitchen of London-based food maven Anissa Helou, a portion of the floor is washed in green; via Design Sponge.

Above: A “ghosts of blue” tabletop via Norwegian blog Loppelilla.

Above: Wallpaper from Dutch company Eijffinger creates the illusion of color-washed wood paneling; see more at Instant Ombre for Your Walls.

Above: Wood-paneled walls are washed in palest gray in David Kohn’s Norfolk Stable.

Above: For the commitment phobe, DIY Wall Tiles from Moonish.

Above: A concrete wall washed in shades of gray to create the illusion of wood paneling; photo via Fritz Hansen.

Above: Timeline Wood in Los Angeles offers a “design alternative to reclaimed wood”; the company uses new wood and stains it in varying shades to create distressed-looking flooring and siding.

Above: A staircase stained yellow in the Member’s Reading Room of the Grazer Kunstverein by London artists Celine Condorelli and Harry Thaller, via Domus.

Interested in more color ideas? See Half-Painted Walls in Bold Colors.