Next, see whether we’d do wood floors in our kitchen again or our ridiculously crazy-popular bathroom remodel (including how we did our flooring for almost-free!). Consider light walls in your dining room, living room, or kitchen to make the space appear large and create some beautiful contrast. Is there a page on your site where you talk about Carrington Beige or is that a colour you avoid? We have a lot of it (whole basement family room is covered in it!) and I prefer it over similar colours with pink undertones or colours that look peachy in some lights. I painted it 18 years ago though… maybe it’s time for a change. Modern Gray IS such a pretty gay and I am often tempted by it, but it ‘can’ pick up a slight pinkish look compared to some of the other popular grays.
The best wall paint colors for dark wood floors are crisp whites and lighter neutral shades. Our favorite pick includes Sherwin’sAgreeable Gray. Choosing wall colors for medium wood floors or rich walnut is tricky because they are darker than lighter or natural stained flooring. The best paint colors to match with medium wood flooring are dusty greens, cool blues, and neutrals or whites.
Mantel – The Brick & Board CollectionWith dark floors and light walls, there is significant freedom to create an urban and funky or warm and rustic look depending on your style. Pairing a dark floor with a light wall creates a distinctive and attractive contrast. Consider this ultra-modern kitchen above that showcases a dark gray and brown floor with a complementary kitchen backsplash and white wall. It’s a good idea to get samples and see how they look in different rooms at different times of day before making a decision. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at different color wood floors on different levels. Layer multiple wood tones for visual interest.White oak floors, walnut cabinets and white Caesarstone play off each other nicely in this streamlined kitchen.
Light wood floors are the most popular type of flooring in the United States. Luckily, it’s easy to match wall paint colors with lighter-toned floors. According to design experts, the best wall colors for light hardwood flooring are cooler white, neutral off-whites, and soft grays. Dark hardwood floors are timeless and classic, as long as you pair them with the right wall color.
It’s a bit darker than jacobean, and a bit warmer than ebony . Jenna is a self taught decorator and lover of all things interior design who has helped thousands create a into the woods memes home they love. Despite its simple look, interior trim can make or break your room’s style. In addition to practical concerns, there are many other factors to consider.
This style is warm and comfortable – perfect for a living room. Light-colored flooring hides dog hair, dust, and dirt better than darker wood floors. They also hide scratches better than dark hardwood in addition to hiding pet hair. Overall, this means less maintenance for you and cleaner-looking floors that last longer.
My biggest fear is that dark floor will make the space really dark. That could impact the wood you use and floor prep and whether or not it needs to be removed/replaced. If you want light, I would not recommend using a stain at all – go natural. It will be lighter, more in style and last longer. Yes, satin is most popular and most practical (shows dents/scratches/dirt less).
What do you think of combination of medium cherry cabinents and medium gray maple floors? We can’t change our cabinets and I’m looking for an darker alternative than natural maple. Dark floors do you make your space a bit smaller and light floors make the space look a bit larger. However, it is really the combo of colors on the floors and walls that give the total impression, and there is more wall space than floor space. White drapes that pool will create an airy, romantic look that contrasts well with a dark wood floor.
Lighter floors are definitely easier to maintain. You really need to look at the style of the home to see what works best (e.g. is your home traditional of contemporary?) and there often is more than one answer. Dark floors tend to work better in larger homes and homes with larger rooms and open floor plans. But here’s a good maintenance solution – Screen and Recoat once every 3 to 4 years. This will give your floors an extra coat of poly and help your floors last longer. I would love to give it to you for free, but it cost money to have an online store and it’s expensive to maintain a blog.
I think going darker will look too dark, esp if it’s only 300sf. So, I’d be more inclined to go lighter…and maybe lighter than what you’re thinking. So, I might go natural with Bona Traffic finish…or a whitewash…if you can find one that looks right with your cabinets. I agree that you should make things as uniform as possible, and for sure would convert as much as possible to hardwood…except for potentially the kitchen. And, dark is great floor color choice (the most popular in NY area is 50/50 ebony/dark walnut blend.