Joanna Gaines has established herself as a leader in rustic yet modern farmhouse style – beginning with her Waco home.
The HGTV designer is synonymous with earthy color palettes emphasizing her home’s original architectural assets – wooden beams and shiplap included. Her kitchen’s cabinetry color, however, is markedly braver – and, say, trend forecasters, the top color trend for 2025.
While much of Joanna’s kitchen follows her traditional earthy color scheme, the designer has injected a notably darker hue across her kitchen cabinets – a deep, dark blue, which contrasts strongly with the softer green shiplap walls and cream countertops. It is this color that the trend forecasters at WGSN and Coloro are predicting will shape future design trends.
The exact color in question that forecasters have named as a future classic is Future Dusk, a ‘dark, moody and intriguing hue’ that is said to sit between blue and purple. It has a sense of mystery and escapism and feeds into themes of transition – making it perfect for a period of immense change – both in our interiors and our lives as a whole.
‘For several seasons now, Coloro has seen brands shifting towards palettes with long-lasting appeal; Future Dusk is an inspiring color that supports this trans-seasonal approach,’ comments Caroline Guilbert, the head of creative content for Coloro. ‘It appears warm and deep, making it feel moody, mysterious, and timeless.’