Trend Alert: Black Shiplap

In years past, white shiplap has been very popular in rustic, modern design. You might find it used as a backsplash, an accent wall, or even as a sliding barn door. But 2017 is seeing a slight change in the shiplap trend. Welcome to the dark side.

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For those curious, "Shiplap is a type of wooden board used commonly as exterior siding in the construction of residences, barns, sheds, and outbuildings. It is either rough-sawn 1" or milled 3/4" pine or similarly inexpensive wood between 3" and 10" wide with a 3/8" - 1/2" rabbet on opposite sides of each end." 1

Though originally used on the exterior of buildings and structures, shiplap has found its way inside many homes. Black is a bold color and can often make a space feel small and dark. So, making sure that you incorporate this new trend either intentionally or sparingly is essential. Take a look at some of these uses of black shiplap:

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As you can see, there are lots of unique ways to include this dark and cozy trend into any design plan. However, finding the right fixtures and lighting to accentuate black shiplap could prove difficult. Stop by one of our showrooms for ideas on what to pair with this black and earthy trend.

  1. Source: Wikipedia

Audrey Loder

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