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Experts in the 3DL (thermofoil) industry are predicting solids will be back heavily in 2014.  However, these solids are not like the solids previously released.  They will have a depth and intensity that pairs well with the newest wood grains.  Shades of gray aren’t just for prison cells or cloudy days.  Tafisa has recently released several new gray-toned neutrals:

Rain Cloud (L760)

Moonlight (L761)

Starry Night (L762)

Morning Dew (L763)

Daybreak (L764)

Veil of Mist (L766)

Milky Way (L767)

Sundown (L768)

To view them online, please follow this link: http://www.tafisa.ca/colors.html.

Textures and wood grains are not going away; we’re seeing them recede into the background as an accent wall or the framework of cabinetry with solid color door and drawer fronts.  Because these wood grains are not at the forefront of the design, they become highly grained and roughhewn in appearance.  Mixing various materials such as glass, steel, stone and fabrics is another up-and-coming trend for 2014.  The juxtaposition of the rustic vs. the modern creates a warm and cozy atmosphere that’s also modern and sleek.

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Of course, we can’t talk about solids without also mentioning glosses.  High gloss will continue to shine in 2014.  This year, it will be paired with natural stones, for example White Carrera Marble 3DL paired with Green Gloss 3DL.  This keeps the gloss from being overwhelming and brings a light and fresh feeling to the design.  Adding pops of gloss colors to your white designs helps keep them from looking too sterile.  Designers favored tangerine in 2012 and emerald in 2013.

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What do you think the 2014 color of the year will be?  We’d love to hear from you on what other trends you think we’ll see or what you’ve been seeing.  Please let us know through any one of the many social networks available!