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Old 06-05-2015, 01:33 PM   #15
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Old 06-05-2015, 01:46 PM   #16
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Great comparison pic.

Again, I chose far right when we ordered our van and would do it again.

Of the other 2 choices, no contest middle wins.

Have you seen them all in person?
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Old 06-05-2015, 01:56 PM   #17
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#2, hands down.
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While the one on the left leaves a more airy appearance, the middle one looks richer. If the oyster seats were hard to clean (they're not), I'd pick the one on the right.
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We've seen them all and love them all. That's the problem :-)

I just changed the order to Oyster/Walnut. After I did, the dealer mentioned that it is the #1 combination in US, by volume. That made me feel even better about the decision. Thanks for all the input!
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Old 06-05-2015, 05:37 PM   #20
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Dark cabinets!
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Dark cabinets!
Black seats!


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Dark cabinets!
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Dark cabinets!
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If you end up spending a full 24 hours straight or more in the back of an Interstate due to thunderstorms or other inclement weather, a dark interior can get oppressive really fast, especially with so little open space in the aisle. Light interior with dark accents to relieve the monotony is better for continuous occupancy.

Which is what I have in mine. When I bought my 2012, there was only one seat color (what they call "oyster" now, I think), and two choices of interior finish, "light camel" with dark counter-top, or "dark onyx" with light counter-top. Mine is light camel with dark counter-top.
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If you end up spending a full 24 hours straight or more in the back of an Interstate due to thunderstorms or other inclement weather, a dark interior can get oppressive really fast, especially with so little open space in the aisle. .
Are you claustrophobic?

I actually am and yet, do not find my interior oppressive. It is actually quite comforting
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Are you claustrophobic?
Only in caves. But my Interstate also has the full-height wardrobe closet, which makes for a mere 19" wide gap in between the bathroom and closet, all the way from ceiling to floor. Narrow enough that I have to turn half-sideways to get past because my shoulders are wider than 19". So the effect of dark furnishings in that configuration would be to make the middle of the vanó where the walls really do close inó more like a cave. Light-colored cabinetry lessens the effect.

Besides, I've been an apartment-dweller all my adult life, and all of my apartments, from college to today, have had white interior walls. Dark-colored walls just feel weird to me.
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We decided early on that we didn't like dark on dark or light on light in terms of the interior. Its not a judgment. This is such a personal decision, they all look great. That's what makes it hard

Anyways, thanks again for all the help.
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If you end up spending a full 24 hours straight or more in the back of an Interstate due to thunderstorms or other inclement weather, a dark interior can get oppressive really fast, especially with so little open space in the aisle. Light interior with dark accents to relieve the monotony is better for continuous occupancy.

Which is what I have in mine. When I bought my 2012, there was only one seat color (what they call "oyster" now, I think), and two choices of interior finish, "light camel" with dark counter-top, or "dark onyx" with light counter-top. Mine is light camel with dark counter-top.
I disagree, but not trying to change anyone's mind.
I think the coach has enough windows/lighting to overcome the dark feeling.
Simply stating my personal preference.
Your Interstate, your money- get what you want, but if I were to buy an Interstate...
And yes, mine would be silver.
our new automobile is silver with black interior. It is the only combination I want.
But that is why they paint them all different colors and have grey or tan seats, too.
I saw a new Cadillac the other day with a blue interior- very pretty, but not me.
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We decided early on that we didn't like dark on dark or light on light in terms of the interior. Its not a judgment. This is such a personal decision, they all look great. That's what makes it hard

Anyways, thanks again for all the help.
Minefield of a topic, but I believe there is actually a bit of objective truth in your opinion. If you look at established design principles, you'll find plenty of reference to the need for contrast. The human eye responds best when it is able to differentiate easily between objects in the field of view. In interior design, you can usually spot elements of light, medium, and dark in the most successful compositions. I will spare the more rigorous discussion of hue, chroma, and value, other than to note that it is pretty obvious to me how Airstream's Interstate designers have evolved year by year their concept of how those parameters should be best expressed in light of current design trends.

In small spaces, I tend to prefer lighter objects in the foreground and darker in the background. In large spaces, my preference is the opposite. But I'm severely myopic and that might have something to do with it, because many other people do not feel the same way. In the Interstate photo triptych that I posted, my relative preference is the middle one, but all of the current designs are more masculine than I would prefer in absolute terms.
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Color choice

We have dark cabinets and black seats and love the combination. Very classy but comfortable and light because of windows. Like the comments above it's personal preference and you'll enjoy your decision. Have fun traveling with family.
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We have dark cabinets and black seats and love the combination. Very classy but comfortable and light because of windows. Like the comments above it's personal preference and you'll enjoy your decision. Have fun traveling with family.
Love this look too

I think the dark interior has plenty of contrast with light countertop, light suede walls, light colored shades and aluminum ceiling.
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