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Old 05-16-2023, 11:29 AM   #1
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Am I the only one who doesn't like this new gray interior?

I cannot seem to find much of anything less then 3 yrs old that isnt this dingy cold gray interior color? Must be just me.. Seems like old dead wood to me.. and cold with white countertops and floors.

Frustrating when you are looking for the exact oppposite, a nice warm feeling.

Ive let go of the fact that the interiors are like homes rather than a nice warm calming cabin feel.

Sorry to rant but it is frustrating.. I guess that is what the millenials like.

And to make matters worse, my target brand is Lance and they have welcomed the coldness with open arms.
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Old 05-16-2023, 11:34 AM   #2
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I thought for sure you were going to say cilantro. I hate the stuff,
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I thought for sure you were going to say cilantro. I hate the stuff,

I just did a search. I am indeed the only one who doesnt like this new decor. I guess I have no taste. onward.
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Old 05-16-2023, 11:55 AM   #4
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RV manufacturers generally follow the housing trends for color/style and, as of a few years ago, everything is cool/gray. I agree it's not my favorite either. I was pretty fond of the "builder beige" warmer tones everything was painted during the last "cycle." The newer gray can be tolerable if there are brown cabinets and maybe a dark-ish countertop. But yeah, everything gray and white is a bit much.
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I hated "builder beige" and when we bought a 2011 model we gutted it and added a bit more color and accents.

Now that we've replaced it with a 2023, we're OK with the grays, but are still adding color accents to keep it from being visual oatmeal.
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Old 05-16-2023, 01:40 PM   #6
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I just did a search. I am indeed the only one who doesnt like this new decor. I guess I have no taste. onward.
Yep; you are in the minority. On the ORV forums, owners are constantly bemoaning the dark "cabin inspired" brown interiors and a half dozen have gone so far as to paint their walls/cabinets white.

I don't mind the browns/wood tones but it does make for a darker interior. RV decor follows homes but seems to lag by 10+ years; homes have been into the whites and greys for a long time now.

Embrace the grey! .....or look at ORV's!

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The whole grey (cool) color scheme goes back a bit and is linked to studies on how light/colors affect mood and personality. After our first child years ago, my wife had a hard time dealing with postpartum. Didn’t want her to go through that again so when our second child came along, I did a deep dive on many of these studies. As a result, I upgraded our home lighting to reflect the right color and temperature spectrum, had the interior painted a combination of light repose grey, darker metropolitan grey accents with bright white trim. Worked like a charm and cured the problem.

I am a firm believer of correct lighting and cool color schemes and how they positively influence one’s life. May not be for everyone but is definitely my choice.
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I prefer a lighter interior. Dark wood work is a no no for me. Too dark is depressing. I wanted a Holiday Rambler Presidential when they were being built around 2010 ish. But wow were they dark inside so I took the off my list 13 years ago. I ended up buying a 2011 Sunnybrook Bristol Bay 5th wheel.
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I hated "builder beige" and when we bought a 2011 model we gutted it and added a bit more color and accents.

Now that we've replaced it with a 2023, we're OK with the grays, but are still adding color accents to keep it from being visual oatmeal.
In my opinion, unless you have great design skills modifying can destroy resaleability.. although with a 2011 you probably arent real concerned. But if your point was go ahead and decorate, there is no way Im remodeling a 2022 camper.
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Yep; you are in the minority. On the ORV forums, owners are constantly bemoaning the dark "cabin inspired" brown interiors and a half dozen have gone so far as to paint their walls/cabinets white.

I don't mind the browns/wood tones but it does make for a darker interior. RV decor follows homes but seems to lag by 10+ years; homes have been into the whites and greys for a long time now.

Embrace the grey! .....or look at ORV's!

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ahahahah no way Im embracing it.. Im trying.. seriously, but no way.

If those vintage ones with all the fake wood walls werent utter JUNK Id buy one. If I go camping I want to feel like I camping.. or at least cabining.

But yeah, I suck for not loving cool gray.
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The whole grey (cool) color scheme goes back a bit and is linked to studies on how light/colors affect mood and personality. After our first child years ago, my wife had a hard time dealing with postpartum. Didnít want her to go through that again so when our second child came along, I did a deep dive on many of these studies. As a result, I upgraded our home lighting to reflect the right color and temperature spectrum, had the interior painted a combination of light repose grey, darker metropolitan grey accents with bright white trim. Worked like a charm and cured the problem.

I am a firm believer of correct lighting and cool color schemes and how they positively influence oneís life. May not be for everyone but is definitely my choice.

Thanks for this! But when I look at it I feel the opposite. I feel like Im in a morgue. But thanks, Im going to wrap my head around what you said.
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The older I get the more color blind I get. It is getting to be where everything is a grey scale. The good part is that my moods are unaffected by color. DR
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Years ago the DW and I looked at a big DP in Florida that was French provincial inside. I mean white with the gold striping and all. I loved it. She hated it. We moved on. Coach was not worth changing wives.

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If I wanted gray interior, I would have been a sailor.I absolutely love and respect all service members, but gray does nothing for me.
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