Decorate with dark 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 darker floors to establish mood and set the tone for design concepts.
Oak Solid Hardwood - Essential Brown | SAKRR39L4EBD
Balance Light and Dark
Dark floors can deliver an inviting contrast to crisp white walls and light wood or metallic furnishings. Balance is important though, because dark 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 cherry-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.
Maple Solid Hardwood - Dark Lava | SAS520
Coordinate with a Variety of Design Styles
Dark 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. Early American 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 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.
We offer an expansive selection of dark hardwood floors with unique colors, characteristics, plank widths and gloss levels. Options include many types of traditional, distressed, hand-scraped and specialty wood flooring — from Oak, Maple and Hickory to Birch, Cherry, Walnut and a number of exotic wood species. There's something to match the personality and lifestyle demands of any home.