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Old 03-07-2016, 08:31 PM   #1
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Went to NO RV show this weekend. The thing that really stands out are the very dark colors & fabrics which are being used in RV's, both M/homes & trailers. What is with this? It would be like living in a cave. We have light colors & wood in our unit. Guess we are open air people, but we like sun shine in Windows, etc. Not an interior decorator, engineer, but I could do better than those doing it now. Comments?

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For some reason, RV interior designers seem to equate dark colors in exterior/interior schemes with sophistication & luxury. Not my taste. I don't want to have to turn lights on in the middle of the day when it's bright & sunny out just because a dark interior sucks the life out of it. But some must like it or they wouldn't be producing/selling 'em.


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We specifically ordered our two Dutch Stars with the light, whitewashed birch so they would be lighter on the PNW's grey days.
The Magna is darker but not too bad with it's light cherry wood. And you can always lighten them up with a few lighter throw rugs or accent covers.
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We like the darker colors, wood and fabrics. The coach has 4 large windows and a huge windshield in the living area so there's plenty of light in there. I'd like darker on the outside if it weren't for the heat issue with the gelcoat. White on top seems to work better there.
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Originally Posted by barmcd View Post
We like the darker colors, wood and fabrics. The coach has 4 large windows and a huge windshield in the living area so there's plenty of light in there. I'd like darker on the outside if it weren't for the heat issue with the gelcoat. White on top seems to work better there.
We loved the colors on the outside of the coach....with a softer medium brown on the inside and lighter flooring we find it bright enough. Plenty of windows and LED lighting make it seem like outside..

We even matched the RV and had our trailer covered to match..
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Dark wood is "in" now in home decor as well -- floors, kitchen cabinets, etc., so that is why. Eventually things will swing back to light wood, and all those folks with dark wood cabinets and floors are going to find their decor "dated". Always happens. I remember looking at a house years ago with my husband that had super dark wood kitchen cabinets and hating them, not realizing that had we bought it, we would have been ahead of the style curve! We went with light maple instead.

Our motorhome is an '07 and has lighter oak cabinets and tan decor. I prefer light and would not be happy in a dark cherry or walnut motorhome, I don't think. The lighter colors seem to go better with our casual lifestyle, and light wood does not show dust (or white/blonde hair shed by people or dogs!) as much.
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Love it, I have migraines ( so very helpful ) and grands and doesn't show as much. But our first had all white and light everything!!!!

In this Gateway, we have white cabinets in the bath and dark cabinets in the rest of RV.

Our countertops are dark, wasn't a fan at first, but I also think it's a luxury type look they are going for.

And some folks live in theirs full time. So they might like it like that.

We were told that our first RV hadn't sold because of the light cabinetry.
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We also felt the new coaches had less storage as well.

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