Light, dark or natural hardwood?
The color of the floor has a strong impact on how the room is perceived.
Dark (Rustic Barnwood or Mahogany)
Beautiful flooring is something desired by many and when you have a large open area. The main element of that area is going to be the flooring. You should consider deep colors for your open rooms. This will allow the character of the floor to shine through. A dark floor “swallows” a lot of light, but it also creates a sense of warmth. It usually translates the room into a more formal look. While dark tones of colors tend to make large rooms seem smaller. It makes them a lot more cozy. Black and dark tones are a popular choice for artists’ studios, modern and chic interior.
Light and natural (Rustic Farmhouse or Oak)
Consider a light-colored floor and walls to create an impression of space in tiny rooms. A light wood floor reflects the light and adds space to the room. It helps to avoid making a smaller room with low ceilings appear too dark and dense. Lighter, natural floor colors have the ability to really open up a room, without you having to throw out half of your furniture.
The light-colored hardwood floor and walls makes the room look bigger and takes advantage of the light that shines in.
Complement and contrast
Choose hardwood floor colors that creates a contrast with your walls and decor. The highest value of contrast would be black against white. Although, pulling that into a more neutral color palette will bring an elegance to your final design. If you have a soft or light wall color choose dark or medium toned hardwood floors. Light wall color can emphasize the richness of dark toned hardwood floors.
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