When decorating a space, one of the first things you need to take care of is the flooring.
Usually, wood is chosen because it makes the space feel warmer and more inviting, or
because it’s just part of your culture such as in many Scandinavian homes.
Dark floors are particularly interesting in 2016 belonging to an overall darker trend in the
interior design world which to extremes even reaches the Total Black Look (image no. 6).
To some dark flooring options might look dramatic but, at the same time, they sure are elegant,
timeless and their versatility when it comes to embrace different interior styles from
urban modern to classic is just impressive. All photos are credit to the Wood Flooring Specialist.
When we talk dark flooring, the actual range used by many architects and stylists goes from
dark brown, to grey, charcoal and pitch black.
Surfaces are getting more distressed, weathered and rather matte than shiny.
If you want to contrast your home, for example, you could always have a white frame
through your walls and ceiling, play with white furniture or more feminine shades such
as pale pink to soften your colour palette (image no.4). Natural wood is always a very
good contrast, too. And adding plants is of course, a safe choice.
As for the tile industry, wood-look tiles have already been established as a favorite and it
seems that won’t change. In fact, wood-look tiles are adapting already to everything from
barn wood looks to aged painted planks and offer all kinds of patterns (image no.5).
Also, Chevron (pic no.6) and Heringbone (pic no.5+7) patterns as a contrast to sleek planks,
are very popular and look amazing in darker colours with brown and greyish fillings.
Hardwood flooring never goes out of style, but design and trends are changing.
Colour, size and pattern can be used to express yourself, just like your wardrobe, and give
your home personality, and character.