Decorate with dark engineered hardwood flooring to bring dramatic elegance, depth and richness to your home.
Don’t be afraid of the dark when it comes to decorating with dark wood floors. Although deeper shades may seem intimidating, they’re actually easy to incorporate into almost any decor. Interior stylists use dark hardwood floors to establish mood and set the tone for design concepts.
Balance Light and Dark
Dark hardwood floors can deliver an inviting contrast to crisp white walls and light wood or metallic furnishings. Balance is important though, because dark wood flooring can attract the eye and overpower lighter-colored objects. Create harmony in rooms with dark wood floors by repeating the color elsewhere. For example, in a room with light-colored furniture on a chocolate hardwood, accessorize with picture frames, pillows or lamps in the same rich brown shade as the floor.
Soak Up the Shine
A high-gloss, dark wood floor acts as a mirror to reflect your other furnishings. A glossy dark floor will also give your room a greater sense of depth.
Coordinate with a Variety of Design Styles
Dark wood floors work well for every interior style. In a room with a modern style, the clean, simple lines of metal and white leather furniture look great on black wood or dark gray hardwood flooring. Colonial and French country styles also feel right at home with dark wood floors. Consider pairing dark hardwood flooring with rustic features, such as a stone fireplace and wrought-iron fixtures.
Use Over-the-Top Colors That Pop
Pale accent colors such as lavender, peach or mint soften the look of an interior with dark wood floors, while bold, bright shades contrast sharply, creating a unique living space. For an even stronger color statement, choose brightly painted furniture to accompany your dark wood flooring.