It all started with the idea of being out in the forest, light RV interiors had not been considered.
Camping out meant, out in the woods, with the illusion of staying in a wooden cabin. So, the RVs all had dark interior colors like Honey Pine, Pecan, Antique Walnut, Classic Oak, American Chestnut, Bombay Mahogany. Seriously, Bombay Mahogany? Must have been almost black inside.
Dark tan, darker tan, brownish and dark brown were the RV interior choices “back it the day!” Every major RV manufacturer from Forest River to Keystone all chose to build campers with dark interiors.
And then the designers at Lance Campers decided to lighten up RV interiors. Lance was one of the first RV designers to start building campers with lighter & brighter interiors. The 2020 Lance 2075 is an excellent example of the “new look” in campers. While it has some dark elements, not everything is dark inside.
Now several other brands have jumped on the bandwagon and started to build RVs with brighter interiors. The Chaparral 336SIK and the Cherokee Arctic Wolf also have interior designs that look more like a vacation condo inside than the old dark brown RVs of the past.
However one manufacturer decided to stay with an all birch wood interior and brighten up the furnishings as well as the floors. Riverside RVs now builds retro travel trailers that have an interior & exterior look from the 1950s. The Amish made Retro RV 189R are colored up with red or turquoise booth seating areas black and white checkered floors and turquoise exteriors to mention a few. Although the birch interiors can be considered a light RV interior, Riverside Retro RV went color crazy with their retro look.
So, if you are RV shopping, be prepared to be surprised, because the RV manufacturers have really lightened RV interiors with new colors, new layouts, and even walk in pantries! Now your RV can be as modern and bright looking as your kitchen at home. Do yourself a favor, stop in to Rocky Mountain RV & Marine and check out the new lighter & brighter interiors in today’s campers.
Light interiors are in!