There is no doubt that dark wood floors leave quite an impression.However, only a few people go ahead and put it in their home. This can be due to the fact that dark floor woods can be dark and gloomy, but nevertheless stylish as well as authentic. Dark wood floors can be properly paired up to brighten up the house.
Walls and the flooring
Dark wood floors can be paired up with light walls to brighten up the house. Usually dark colors affect the overall ambiance while producing a dull effect. The colors to opt for light walls can be along the lines of white, beige, gray or even muted shades of any color. This will contribute towards balancing the entire room, while making the entire room to appear brighter as well as bigger.
Contrast can to be created while installing dark wood floors. It’s all about breaking up the monotony. A white sofa against a dark wood floor goes a long way to create an attractive contrast. Furniture with just a few shades lighter than the dark wood floor can also give a warm ambience. For instance, black wood floors can be paired against woods that are lightly toned such as maple. Lighter rug or finished white colored cabinets in the kitchen can also help in this case. Greenery against white wall can give a natural look and produce a light ambiance.
Do not ignore the color palette
If color is a must for you, then opt for a pigmented shade that you like and then paint either the walls or the bookcase. The coloring can be made in a patterned kilim. Patterned kilims along with light colors against dark wood floors create a warmth feeling.
Accessories are never to be forgotten while going ahead with dark wood floors. Striking, radiant and graphic accessories pop out with the dark wood floors. For example, sofa pillows in vivid shades and textures can produce an elegant touch against the black floor.
Dark wood floors need extra caring to preserve the shine of the floor for a greater span of time. The best and easiest way to do this is to cover the dark flooring with rugs. The rugs even protect the flooring from dust. However, if dust is a concern, and to avoid it to not show up quickly, it is better to avoid shiny finishes in the dark wood floors. For example, scratches are not easily visible on dark woods which have a satin finish.