Dark colors have forever been used in sleek, classy and sophisticated settings. It is a classic choice that brings with it grandeur and royalty. Just like the little black dress, dark hardwood flooring is always in fashion. But it remains hidden away in the back of the closet for many people because they fear that it will make their home look dank and cave-like. In fact, dark floors when paired with the right colors, natural lighting and materials, dark hardwood flooring can do quite the opposite. It can bring unique contrast and brightness in a way that light floors can’t. Here are a few points to keep in mind so you can get it just right.
1. Use a contrasting palette
Rooms which appear brighter instantly create a welcoming atmosphere. Using dark flooring, contrasted with lighter, brighter walls and furniture, helps create a spacious look while drawing attention to your finishings. Allow natural light to fill into the room to make it feel more alive. You can also use neutral colors to help balance the look of the room and fill in the visual spaces in between.
2. Break the monotony
Dark flooring is a gorgeous addition to any home. But when used in excess, it can make the house look drab and dull. Break the monotony of the dark flooring by adding a lighter colored area rug. It is also a great idea to visually divide the room using both light and dark wood flooring. For instance, for your kitchen and living room, consider using deep rich hues for one and light flooring for the other. This conjunction makes for some interesting visual play while also functioning as an artificial divide between different areas of your home.
3. Modern or traditional
The great news about wooden flooring is that it can accommodate itself to compliment both modern and traditional looks. This singular consideration could transform your home with the theme you identify with. If you are going the modern way, choose wider boards that are highly polished and sleek. And if you want a rugged and rustic look, choose boards that are narrower and also have more pronounced knots and grains.
No matter what design decision you make, be sure to bring home swatches of your preferred flooring and test them against your furniture, walls and the lighting in your house. For professional guidance and assistance call us today on (888)869-0663 or visit http://store.platinumflooringcompany.com.