Inspired by the swiss lakes region as well as runway fashion, inky indigo blues, deep-water blues and pin-striped navy blue menswear are safe and familiar. Paired with surprising color combinations can make blue either funky or serioius. Blue with gray is reliable while blue with canary yellow or lemongrass is edgy.
Hardwood is moving more toward distressed planks, planks in wider widths, and exotic woods. Its no longer just plain maple or oak. We're seeing more mahogany, cherry, teak, and walnut. Also, mixing woods is becoming increasingly popular.