New Wood Finish Trends

From 2021 High Point Market

New furniture finish trends. You have questions: Are today’s wood finishes staying gray? Are they going to dark finishes. Are light finishes the hot new trend? YES. YES. And YES. And that is great news. There is no one dominant wood finish trend. There are several powerful (and beautiful) new looks to work with.


This first group of finishes comes from Vanguard’s new Cove Collection. Cove is so new that there are few images available. But the finish colors and textures are wonderful! It is a collection of rich hues that begin with the black of Film Noir. Then rich brown hues from Appalachian through Summit to Truffle. Lighter woods from Pebble Path to Cascade to three whites that blend wonderfully with all of the above.

Cove Rectangular Cocktail Table. Finish: Pebble Path with Agate Stone
Cove End Table. Finish: Cascade with Honed White Stone.
Cove End Table – Finish: Pebble Path with Summit drawer fronts.

The next finishes are shown on Vanguard’s Ridge Collection. Again you see a wide presentation of finishes designed to work together. You can select two finishes on some pieces to give a more dimensional look. Another benefit to a finish collection: your room takes on a “collected” look. You avoid the sense that you bought a group. And given the customization… that is absolutely true.

Ridge Dining Table and Dining Chairs
Ridge End Table. Finish: Summit.

Switch it up to one of the hot new light wood finishes: Navajo.

Ridge Bedroom finished in Navajo.
Ridge Cocktail Table in the Himalaya finish.
Ridge Credenza. Finish: Appalachian with Honed White Stone.

The following hue palette of wood finishes are featured on Vanguard’s Dune collection. Some are the same as the two previous collections. These casually elegant tones are highlighted with elegant details like metal ferrules. This is a great look. It is amazing how this wood finish choice takes the same furniture design into a completely new style statement!

Dune Credenza in Sugar Coat finish with White Bronze ferrules.

Now take a look how the finish change affects the look. Above is the Sugar Coat finish and below the Sunwashed finish.

Dune Nightstand in Sunwashed finish.

This time show the Italian Walnut finish on the same design and its all new:

Dune End Table in Italian Walnut finish.


You should know that light finished woods are a powerful new wood finish trend. We’ve got a whole post on light finishes. Just click on the image below to read it!

Fausto Coffee Table