Love the look of black wood flooring, but not sure if it will work with your lifestyle? One quick internet search will reveal the design world has a true love/hate relationship with black hardwood flooring.
The look is absolutely gorgeous, but many will say the upkeep is nearly impossible. But is there any truth in these claims? Are dark wood floors really so impossible to keep looking clean and beautiful?
Here are some things to consider before you make the decision on whether to use black hardwood flooring in your home.
Keeping The Design On Point With Black Hardwood Flooring
Open up any design magazine or pull up any design blogs, and you are sure to see some gorgeous rooms with black hardwood flooring. It’s easy to see why we are so in love with looking at these rooms. The final look is so elegant and high-end.
None of us live in a magazine world, however. Designing your home with black hardwood floors is a bold choice, and there are elements to keep in mind when designing your room to make sure the room doesn’t appear too dark.
Here are a few tips for how to keep your design on trend when using black wood flooring in your home:
Go lighter and brighter on the wall color
White is always a good choice when paired with black floors, but it’s certainly not your only choice to pair with black wood floors. Light gray or blue are very on trend wall colors right now, and if you avoid a high gloss and look for a matte paint, your black floors will really shine.