Clayton Homes with Moody, Traditional Interiors

A kitchen with a large marble-topped island, light wood cabinets and stainless-steel appliances; the bedroom is seen from an open door on the left.

At Clayton, we definitely appreciate farmhouse and modern styles. But we also love traditional homes, especially when the interior design gets a little moody. That’s why we’re sharing floor plans with a darker take on this classic look.

First, let’s talk about traditional style. It’s known for dark wood, warm and rich colors, patterned wallpaper and fabrics, metals with satin finishes, wood paneling or crown molding, and a focus on symmetry. Fireplaces, foyers and columns are often popular in traditional homes, too. Think the perfect combination of comfortable and timeless.

And that’s why traditional style pairs so well with moody design. Moody interiors have been rising in popularity over the past few years and can add mystery and character to your home. Moody decor is often marked by darker or bolder color palettes, lots of texture and layers, soft and intentional lighting, and interesting accent pieces to create a cozy and intimate feeling. Now, that doesn’t mean all your walls need to be black (unless you want them to be). Both styles are pretty flexible, and they have a range of colors and looks to play around with.

We’ve made a list of six moody, traditional home models from Clayton, ranging in starting price from the $120,000s to the $200,000s*, to help inspire you.

*Sales price does not include required delivery, installation and taxes. Installed price will be higher. Click here for complete pricing details.

The Versace

32DSN32663AH23 liv 01

The contrast between the lighter floors and the dark wood cabinets and trim is stunning in the Versace. Tray ceilings, crown molding and wide windows really create a sense of height and drama, and we’re always here for a fireplace, like this option with weathered-style stones and a classic mantel.

32DSN32663AH23 primary-bed 16

Other features to love include sliding doors, a hidden shower in the primary bathroom and a flex room that’s perfect for a home office or has the option to be replaced with a fourth bedroom instead. Plus, there is tons of storage, from linen closets and pantries to double closets and another walk-in in the primary suite. And you’ll enjoy 1,980 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a split bedroom layout for more privacy.

The Legacy 66


If you’re not a fan of darker colors, the Legacy 66 is a traditional model that still gives you a touch of moodiness. There is a romantic atmosphere to this home, with the stonework in the fireplace and over the range, the arches, the huge windows, and the gray and brown color palette.


Like the Versace, this home has a 3-bed, 2-bath floor plan with 1,980 sq. ft. Some of the can’t-miss features are the built-in buffet, the foyer, the alcove tub that’s separate from the rainfall shower and the pocket door in the primary bathroom. The home also already has plenty of storage solutions throughout, but you also have the option for built-in cubbies in the massive walk-in closet.

The Dark Sands

41VIS28643AH DarkSands LivingKitchen March-2023 02

The Dark Sands is definitely setting a mood. The contrast of light wood to the black accents, the granite-style counters to the marbled island top, the stainless steel appliances to the black hardware — it all comes together for a thoughtful atmosphere. And the can lighting creates a layer of softness throughout the whole home. At 1,739 sq. ft., this open floor plan model has plenty of space, along with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

41VIS28643AH DarkSands PrimaryBath March-2023 02

The variety of textures in the accent walls also really stand out in this home. From grid wood walls in black and natural stains to slat wood paneling – which matches the underside of the kitchen island – to the patterned wallpaper. Other features you won’t want to miss include the standalone spa tub, a coffee bar off the kitchen and den that can be changed to another bedroom instead. And make it truly yours with options like adding a dormer and columns to the exterior, ceiling beams in the living room, a utility sink or pet wash station in the laundry room and more.

The Legend 86

54LGD32563AH Kitchen 2021 Nov-002

Remember when we said black wasn’t the only way to create a moody style? The Legend 86 proves that’s true, especially with the muted blue hints in the kitchen, bathrooms and utility room. We also love how this home plays with different shades of wood, from the window casing to the butcher-block style island top. You can find it in the living room as well in the paneled accent wall.

54LGD32563AH Primary Bathroom 2021 Nov-001

What else can you find in this 1,690 sq. ft. floor plan? In addition to 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, there’s a tray ceiling in the living room, a walk-in shower and a huge closet with built-in shelves. And there are layout options to choose from, too, including an office nook in the hall or mudroom storage features in your utility room.

The Tradition 60B

34TRA28603BH22 Tradition 60B June 2022 Liv-Kit-Din 2149-1

The kitchen of the Tradition 60B has gorgeous gray cabinets and black marble-style counters. But the warm beige walls and creamy whites of the backsplash, doors, trim and crown molding keep it balanced so the home doesn’t feel too dark. The 1,580 sq. ft. open floor plan also keeps things cozy without feeling cramped in this 3-bed, 2-bath model.

34TRA28603BH22 Tradition 60B June 2022 Fam Room 2228-1

You can find more moody details with options like dark ceiling beams in the den, two-toned accent walls, or a stone entertainment center or fireplace. The bathrooms feature a textured gray wallpaper to contrast with the beige of the other rooms, and the gray cabinets, black counters and finishes match the kitchen. And if you’re looking for a fourth bedroom, you can choose to turn the den into one, or replace the second bedroom with an office.

The Freedom Soho

27FRE28603AH Freedom Soho Kitchen-001

We’re wrapping up with the Freedom Soho, a 3-bed, 2-bath home with 1,584 sq. ft. It’s another model that uses creamy whites to highlight the dark, warm woods and black accents throughout. The open shelving, pendant lights and ceiling beams over the large island work together to feel inviting. It makes the kitchen perfect for a dinner night filled with conversation and memories with loved ones. Oh, and did we mention there’s an open side pantry with a built-in wine fridge?

27FRE28603AH Freedom Soho Master Bathroom-007

There are also stone accent walls in the living room and in the primary spa bathroom beside the soaker tub. In that space, we especially love the vibes of the black grid shower with the rainfall faucet. Plus, the can lighting and wall sconces creates a sense of intimacy throughout the home. Some of our other favorite details are the chalkboard wall in the utility room for reminders, the double closets in the primary bedroom and the flex room you can turn into a studio, an office or whatever you need.

Have these moody, traditional manufactured homes put you in a mood to see more of what Clayton has to offer? We have homes in a variety of styles, from traditional or rustic to contemporary and coastal. Explore our Find a Home page and filter by specific features, including the number of bedrooms and bathrooms or your price range.

Are you ready to find your dream home?
Start shopping now or find a home center in your area to learn more about Clayton Built® home options.

By entering your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Clayton. Unsubscribe anytime.

Discover Clayton homes in your area based on price range, bedrooms and features.