Future trends by Accoya
How to make a statement using this versatile material
Hot home exterior trends
Your home’s exterior says a lot about your style. Here’s a look at four home exterior trends we’re seeing.
1. Increased Use of Natural Wood
Home designers are increasingly using natural products like stone and wood – partly because they look good and partly because they want to use sustainable products. Accoya is made using FSC® certified, responsibly harvested wood. It is also non-toxic and contains no harmful chemicals.
Have fun with color
2. Use of Color to Make a Statement
Natural wood is a hot look that is here to stay. For siding and decking, Accoya can be left to weather naturally, leaving a beautiful silver patina. Looking for something more dramatic? Coating your exterior is also a great option. Black and dark-gray exteriors are in right now. In fact, many designers are combining dark colors with natural wood for a stunning result. And interestingly, designers recognize that black can be used to make small structures look bigger.
Because Accoya is made from real wood, it lends itself well to paint or stain. It’s naturally light in color, giving you even more flexibility to be creative with color since it absorbs coatings well. Accoya readily accepts and retains dark colors, which means you won’t have to repaint or re-stain for years.
- Can you stain Accoya? Yes! Many homeowners are going transparent, to retain that natural wood look, which fades to a lovely natural silver-gray patina. But if natural is not your thing, you can stain Accoya any color, even black, using either oil- or water-based stains.
- Can you paint Accoya? Yes! Several designers have used bright, bold hues that help create a statement. Others have gone with classic white for that timeless, modern farmhouse look. You decide.
Make a statement with charred wood siding
3. Using Texture to Make a Feel-Good Statement
One popular way to add texture and drama is with Shou Sugi Ban, a traditional Japanese art of charring wood. The process leaves a beautiful dark charcoal finish on Accoya that complements the wood grain. The practice is well-suited for cladding or siding options because it provides excellent durability that will stand up to the elements. You can use it all over your home, or just to create an eye-catching feature that will stand out from the rest of your home’s exterior.
Stand out with mixed materials
4. Mix it Up
Don’t limit yourself; mixed materials are a hot trend. You can use Accoya wood with board-formed cement, brick, stone or stucco – even all of them if you’re feeling adventurous. Use with any design, from traditional to transitional, modern farmhouse to classic renovation… and everything in between.
So what are the biggest trends?
So, what are the biggest trends we see? That there are no hard and fast rules. That quality and authenticity counts, especially when it comes to the environment. And that no one wants to be a slave to maintenance.
If that’s what you’re seeing on your horizon, then look to Accoya. You can customize it with colors, coatings, textures and treatments to make a neighborhood statement that’s all yours.
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