There’s something about rich, dark hardwood floors. The sophistication and stunning look of dark hardwood makes a lasting impression on any who walk into the room. There are so many ways to decorate with dark hardwood, giving a space both a luxurious feel and coziness at the same time. Dark hardwood isn’t just for those who want to evoke a look of high class; dark hardwood can be used in any room by any kind of home with any kind of need. It’s all about design, and how you use the dark hardwood as part of your home.
For example, in this room, you’ll see the dark hardwood has been weighted by the light, crystal fixture, and green wall tones. The scale of the table, and light colors are a great match for the floors, giving it a youthful design. Choosing style elements like this for your contemporary home will give you both the style you love, and the flexibility to serve purpose for both children and adults.
Here’s a great example of using light and dark tones harmoniously. The white kitchen cabinets and white marble countertops used in conjunction with the dark brown floors gives this kitchen both form and fashion. When designing your own kitchen, use dark and light cabinets or accessories to make the space look larger.
This dining room is slightly larger than the last, and the look is quite different. The style used here is more traditional contemporary and lends itself to a more sophisticated look. The light colored rug lifts the tone up to the white walls and breaks up the monotony of the floors.
If you’re looking for something a little less high-brow, and a bit more comfort focused, choose grays and blues together with tans and greens to make your living room both comfortable and fashionable.
For a fun and functional look, choose lavender accents to compliment lime green furniture or white and gold trim. This room, though small, is both inviting and grand in scale. Clear vases and unencumbered walls give the room a more spacious look.
When deciding on colors for your room, for both the walls and for your décor, think of the color wheel. Browns do well with blues, and light tones, greens, even orange and yellow. Brown is a great base color for any tone or look you’re going for! If you’re undecided on what look you want for your room or home, talk to one of our designers to help you narrow down what you like, what you don’t like, and what you ultimately want in the end.
*All photos used are of rooms and homes Kruper Flooring has provided flooring for.