They say that “opposites attract” but, in my case, I am attracted to opposites. The thing that I really love about decorating and design is that there is beauty in so many different looks. This is especially true when it comes to wood flooring. For example, I have always loved the look of dark wood floors. I think they ground a space nicely and make white baseboards and trim look crisp and clean. Even though I love the dark look, I find myself drawn to the beauty of aged, light wood floors. I think the detail comes through really beautifully and they add character to a home.
Here are some of favorite dark wood looks. Paired with white and light gray walls, the floors really take center stage.
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The lighter stained floors below are also beautiful. Notice that three of the four looks are in a chevron pattern. The light color accentuates the detail of the floor much more than the dark floors above, allowing for a more interesting use of pattern.
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All of the floors above are beautiful. It is too bad you have to choose.