Table Talk: 2016 Design Preview

Over the past few days, there have been a great many blogs and articles dedicated to showcasing the newest interior design trends we can look forward to in the coming year.

While it seems everything is on the table from 70’s and 80’s inspired color palettes to Scandinavian old-world rugs to one-of-a-kind art walls, a few concepts seem to resonate with designers.  The rise of muted color palettes (Pantone’s colors of 2016 are a dusty rose and soft blue), a move towards simplicity and efficiency in aesthetics, and decor designed with mixed metals are finding lots of fans in the design world.

Our design engineers at Paul Downs Cabinetmakers are also seeing these design concepts reflected in customer requests. In addition to the quality, beauty, and durability that PDC is known, they’re also requesting collaborative and efficient designs.

Don Wuest, a design engineer at PDC, said there is also a move towards softer grain patterns, a desire for more technology and adaptable innovation, and a focus towards unique logo and branding alternatives.

Whether you are looking for a table and chairs with advanced technology and chrome accents, a solid wood Mahogany boardroom table, or an 80’s neon logo credenza – contact Paul Downs Cabinetmakers. Custom is what we do! We would be thrilled to work on your project for 2016!


If you haven’t already, please look through our gallery of custom conference tables. You can choose any of these designs as a starting point for your project, or you can submit your own designs. For help designing your custom conference project, contact us today at 484-680-7102 or info@pauldowns.com.