As we say goodbye to 2015 and usher in 2016, we start to hear about some of the new trends, colors and styles for the upcoming year. According to industry experts, 2016 will be the year for more neutral colors and natural design.

Most Popular Colors for 2016

Simple White

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Martina Olive

Martina Olive






Paradise Found







Blue Cloud


Most Popular Designs trends for 2016

Farm to Table

Inspired by the farm-to-table movement focused on getting back in touch with nature, designers are including more natural elements of metals, rock and brick.

Natural Light

The use of natural light has become a trend—using large floor-to-ceiling windows and designing the spaces to utilize as much natural light as possible. This has a large environmental benefit, requiring less power consumption for lighting and heating during the day.

Wallpaper Trends

Yes, the 1970s are back. To change gears from the other trends we were discussing, there is a lot of talk about wallpaper making a strong comeback—particularly wallpaper that has natural tones of stone, wood and brick. Wallpaper offers homeowners the ability to create beautiful natural looking spaces at a reduced cost.

If you are in the process of designing or building a log or timber frame home, we encourage you to take these design elements into consideration, but remind you to build a home that fits your needs and personal tastes. Trends will come and go, but your home should last you a lifetime.