NWH, a manufacturer and supplier of hardwood lumber to North America, Europe, and Asia, named Autumn Nutmeg as the NWH Shade of the Year for 2023, marking the first time the company has made the distinction.
Autumn Nutmeg is a warm brown hue with a red-orange undertone that the company said combines well with dark blues and grays. NWH noted the shade is well suited to an array of different hardwood species, textures, and finishes that can provide a layer of depth and richness.
“NWH’s passion is hardwoods, and we’re uniquely connected to the furniture, cabinet, and flooring industries,” said Todd Walker, senior manager of business development for NWH. “This connection allows us to predict trends and identify changes of what’s attractive to consumers.”
The company says its selection of Autumn Nutmeg is in line with the growing biophilic design movement. “As we learn more about the positive impact biophilic design has on health and wellness, more designers are choosing to bring nature indoors,” said Walker. “An Autumn Nutmeg shade showcases the wood’s natural characteristics and helps designers bring people closer to the material and closer to the Earth.”
“The Autumn Nutmeg shade is a symbol of warmth and comfort, it offers calm in a time of great change,” said Walker. “As opposed to the whites and paint trends of years past, this rich shade invites people to slow down, relax and spend time in place and help form deeper connections.”
NWH believes the Autumn Nutmeg shade will remain on trend for at least three to five years.
To learn more about Autumn Nutmeg, visit nwh.com/shadeoftheyear.