Having said that, you could still get away with a natural fiber rug in the same tones. Almost any colour will work on the walls.
If you want to introduce greys, that’s fine. Nothing brings grey to life faster than yellow or orange. Replace yellow and orange maple floors with honey oak floors, and my answer is still the same. If you have just moved into a new house and need to buy furniture, your flooring will not give you enough clues to help you.
Your flooring is not your starting point. It’s just hanging out and neutral for the most part. It will not help you choose your outfit for the day, never mind the colour of your sofa. It’s a classic mistake to think your flooring will give you cues for colour. Here are some lovely interiors with orange/yellow maple, honey oak, or fir floors. Here, the flooring colour doesn’t matter at all, and it certainly wasn’t used as the inspiration for this colour scheme.
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It’s why wood flooring is mostly like jeans. No one is looking to the wood flooring for a relationship to fabrics or paint colours.
I find throw pillows are the best place to start. Are you loving your yellow/orange floors now?
She painted the walls grey and some of the doors a dark teal and it looked fine!
I really think a lot of people don’t hand the funds (unless you care to go into debt) to replace everything in their house they don’t like. So, living with what you can change and embracing what you have is great advice.
I don’t think you can ignore your floor color when choosing paint and fabrics. We’re not doing ourselves a favor by doing this and are only making life harder than it should be by obsessing over what is in or out. If you like a crisp modern look pair with white walls, or, throwing your worn and loved oriental rugs on it…concentrate on true style that is timeless. It becomes much more visual without an area rug on top of it for sure!
Surely that trim is not original and would have been painted way back in the day anyway(being simple, flat pieces of pine, it wouldn’t have been highlighted as a feature back then).
I want to paint it all white, but is that sacrilege in an old house?
We just bought a house with very dark (almost black) hardwood floors on the first floor. My kid has allergy so we’re planning to put hardwood on 2nd floor. The hardwood downstairs is still in good condition, should we just do 2nd floor with different color hardwood or should we just change the whole house floor to one color of hardwood floor?
That being said, one portion took the stain differently than the rest and looked splotchy.
I see a many homes for sale with really dark wood floors and cabinets…they are immediately placed in the no go file. They are a very bossy amber orange color.
I am having a really hard time picking wall colors. It seems to pull any pink or purple undertones very strongly.
I have soft white shaker style cabinets and am considering either a honed dark gray quartz (pental quartz coastal gray honed) or a quartz marble look a like with some beige movement as well (quartz master organic white).
I just can’t seem to decide to save my life because of the floor.
I have teak parqet which are orangy now but the older ones still in the box are more brown.
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Moral of the story: watch out for blue undertones with yellow maple, if you don’t want it to stand out more. The granite is a yellow with dark brown, gray, and black in it.
I need this room to feel lighter and brighter, but can’t afford to change the big things. Do you have any paint examples with yellow cabinetry and yellow floors?
With my curated collection of the most useful neutrals you will find the perfect paint colour every time. Use this guide to the hottest 2018 wood flooring trends and find stylish, durable wood flooring ideas that will stay trendy for years to come. It’s almost 2018 and you know what that means?
Wood flooring is a classic choice, and even with the influx of wood-look flooring options, there will always be a market for solid hardwood and engineered wood flooring. As technology improves, wood competitors like laminate, vinyl and tile (yes, tile has become a competitor in this game!) are upping their game. Wood manufacturers have to keep things interesting, trendy and up-to-date if they want to stay in the game. However, these other floors are pushing the envelope and, in response, so is wood flooring. Your best best is 6-8” wide and 24’-48” long. This size lends to a comfortable casual presentation. Gone is yellow toned oak shades and cherry tones. Ultra dark, ultra light and not much in between. Going into 2018, those extremes are still holding strong. Homeowners are increasingly using flooring to set the tone or feel of their home. However, of course, not all of them are trending. Here are the best wood floor colors to stay trendy in 2018.
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Dark, rich colors look gorgeous and elegant, giving your room an expensive feel. The downside to dark wood floors is they can make your room look smaller. Well, that’s because dark colors naturally make things smaller. Additionally, dark wood is notorious for showing every scratch, speckle of dirt or imperfection.
I predict that in the next 5 years or so, espresso and other dark woods will be on their way out as blondes and whitewashes steal the scene. As more homeowners embrace the light, airy feel in their home, you will see a huge resurgence in light wood floors. Blonde wood, in particular, can give you that light feel, while still feeling timeless. With blonde wood, your decorating possibilities are endless.
You can go for a chic, contemporary feel or a rustic, homey vibe all without changing your floors. It’s true; blonde wood makes any room feel larger and more open, especially if you use large planks. While you can use a stain to get the darker colors mentioned above, with a light color it’s best to purchase a wood floor that is already blonde.
Sure, you can get there with staining, but have you ever tried to bleach dark hair?
Will the blonde wood trend last in 2019 and beyond?
If you ask me, the blonde wood look will become a trend-turned-classic before you can even think about switching it up to something new. California trend that is starting to spread across the country. And white-washed wood is at the top of the list. It fits right in with the 2018 aged and worn trends happening across all styles of flooring.
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Whitewash will make your home look brighter, bigger and more relaxed. But, if you don’t want to whitewash your own floors, the good news is that manufacturers are selling lots of whitewashed wood and wood-look options to meet the demands of this trend. Over on the east coast, homeowners are still turning their nose up at the whole west coast look and feel. If this trend lasts, it will be regional, at best. Honey wood floors are still light enough to give you many of the benefits of blonde wood, making your room look larger and more open. Additionally, you can find honey wood floors in many popular wood species. Honey is a natural tone so it’s easy to find. It will look more realistic, how you would expect wood to look fresh off the tree. To be frank, the trends often drift back and forth between warm and cool tones. However, honey wood is not just a trend; it’s a color classic. Will the honey wood trend last in 2019 and beyond?
I think this warm, cozy tone is definitely going to be around for the long haul.
I believe that honey wood is going to remain classic and relevant for decades to come.
Well, if by “trend” you mean popular and relevant, then heck, yes!
Gray flooring, particularly gray wood, has grown exponentially over the last decade. Manufacturers tiptoed onto the scene, producing a few gray looks here and there to see how homeowners would respond. Everyone comments on both the floor and the baseboards – gray is always a winner. In addition to looking chic and trendy, gray floors set the tone of a cool, contemporary home. They give you a neutral backdrop for decorating in virtually any color. Aquas, greens, bright bold colors or even black and white – they will all go with your sleek gray flooring. Will the gray wood trend last in 2019 and beyond?
I say, if you like it, go for it – it’s not going anywhere soon !
As homeowners embrace this trend head on, you will begin to see stores with entire sections dedicated to high variation wood colors. Usually, these variations occur in the same color family. However, you will see some floors that incorporate bright colors in with their neutrals. It’s less common, but if done correctly, it can instantly elevate the look and feel of your home. Will the high variation wood trend last in 2019 and beyond?
The challenge with something bold like high color variation is it’s a very specific aesthetic. However, if you’re looking at resale value, be aware that not everyone will be too keen on this look. Those guys are still super hot, but you will also see more distressed wood in 2018. In 2018, you’ll see more and more floors where no two planks look the same, particularly with handscraped wood. Okay, so 3 of the trends we’re about to discuss are all similar and often confused with one another.
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Each textured wood option comes with its own unique style and character. No 2 textured wood planks should ever be exactly the same and each of these 3 options has a distinguishing quality. Handscraped wood features long, ingrained scrapes in the finish with high variation between planks , making each individual plank appear handcrafted, unique and rare. Wirebrushed wood shows subtle, intentional wire scratches that leave the heart of the wood exposed to the surface. These imperfections are smoother and more consistent than handscraped or distressed wood. Distressed wood is often mistaken for handscraped wood. Distressed wood, however, looks as though it’s been through a lot of wear and tear. Because handscraped floors look truly finished, they are trendy not just with younger homeowners but with more established homeowners, as well. In fact, handscraped wood floors are almost guaranteed to amp up your home value. Will the handscraped wood trend last in 2019 and beyond?
This unique, individual, handcrafted look will absolutely stand the test of time. Be careful purchasing hand scraped wood floors. Many companies will call their floors hand scraped, but they really use a machine making each plank look similar and more uniform. It is less expensive for them, but it does not offer the same effect. This trendy look adds character to your floor while still offering a finished look. And, if you’re anything like me, that is a huge selling point. In 2017, wirebrushed wood floors were the leading trend in textured wood floor. While the wirebrushed floors are cool, if the trend towards imperfections and character continues, distressed and handscraped wood will likely have more to offer in both variety and character.
I believe there will always be a market for this type of flooring. However, it will likely only be a hot and trendy choice for the next 5-7 years. Wirebrushed floors are like your main “normal” character in a movie. The downside to distressed wood is most of the time the distressing is done by machines in a factory. The same can be said for distressed wood. It does come out looking really nice. But there is just something about intentionally destroying the wood to get your desired look that is still a little odd to me. The entire idea behind distressed wood is that it comes with a backstory.
I say if you’re going to find real aged lumbar that has gone through distress and finish it for your home, that will look absolutely amazing.
I do believe distressed wood flooring will continue to be popular, particularly with younger generations. Smooth wood floors are chic, elegant and classic. They are holding strong, still incredibly popular. However, it’s the textured finishes that are starting to steal the spotlight. Will smooth wood stay relevant in 2019 and beyond?
Shine is out as homeowners trend towards flatter finishes, including the usual suspects and new(ish) oiled finishes. Satin finishes are typically 40% lustrous , which means on a shiny floor scale of 1-10, they get about a 4. For the last few years, satin finishes have been the most popular among homeowners. As you can see, a satin finish will still make your floors shine; it’s just not that crazy 1980s shine. Will the satin finished wood trend last in 2019 and beyond?
This means satin finishes will stay current through all of that, making them the safest choice for the longest life of your floor.
2018 Wood Flooring Trends
There is a misconception that matte floors look dull or flat. Matte floors make your house look contemporary, warm and expensive. This sounds like it would make the wood less durable, right?
Using an oil finish gives the wood that flatter, matte finish that is super in these days. It looks organic and natural – just what homeowners are looking for in 2018!
To refinish a typical wood floor you have to first sand, then refinish. However, with oiled wood, to refinish, you just add more oil. The drawback to an oil finish is it can exacerbate some of the challenges of wood flooring, making it more susceptible to water damage and scratches. Will the oiled wood trend last in 2019 and beyond?
Don’t worry; the updated parquet looks are anything but dated. Chevron and herringbone are very similar, but each has their own distinction. Chevron floors require the wood planks to be angled and come together to a point, making them more expensive to manufacture and install. Herringbone achieves a similar look by connecting two planks at a 90 degree angle as seen below. Herringbone is much more accessible than chevron, making it the more popular option. Longer herringbone patterns are going to be super hot over the next year, especially among young homeowners. Will the herringbone wood trend last in 2019 and beyond?
This trend isn’t likely to last forever , but it sure looks pretty while it’s here. The downside to doing diagonal wood floors is they do cost a bit more in both materials and labor.
I think, if you can afford it, it’s worth the splurge and you’ll end up happy you did it. In fact, the above picture is from a friend’s house who installed these floors almost 5 years ago.
He is still thrilled with his decision and gets compliments on it all the time. Can it still be a trend if it’s uncommon?
Yes, expect to see these angled wood floors every once in awhile for decades to come. Longer, wider planks make your room look larger, more open and less busy. Soon, short, thin planks will be seen as outdated. Will the wide plank wood trend last in 2019 and beyond?
This trend will soon become a classic staple and will likely last the test of time.
Adding different widths to your floor makes your home look modern and unique. As you may have guessed, mixed width wood is where you lay wood planks with varying widths. This gives the eye that extra detail, drawing attention when you find something unexpected. Will the mixed width wood trend last in 2019 and beyond?
Traditional, “new” wood flooring is out, and some new characters have joined the party. As you’ve may have noticed, we’re steering away from the sleek and shiny and trending towards warm, inviting looks with plenty of character.
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Think: choosing your grandma’s mac and cheese over caviar. You’ll notice a push for staying local and using recycled materials. Reclaimed wood simply means taking old building materials and re-using them. Reclaimed wood kills two birds with one stone, giving you something totally original that’s also environmentally responsible. Although, now that it has become so popular, you will find reclaimed wood from unique sources like wine barrels and more. Reclaimed wood is the kind of wood that (usually) comes naturally distressed. Will the reclaimed wood trend last in 2019 and beyond?
As reclaimed wood gains popularity, it becomes increasingly more rare and difficult to find, only making it that much more popular. My guess is that this will be a trend that sticks around for a decade or so until something different comes along. Bamboo is highly renewable , making it one of the more eco-friendly flooring options. Environmentally responsible floors are in all around and bamboo is no exception. Okay, so bamboo isn’t technically wood. If you want to get technical, it’s considered grass. Still, we classify bamboo in the wood family.
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Bamboo does best in dry, temperate climates. High maintenance or not, bamboo has made a name for itself, boasting unparalleled durability and truly unique style. If you live in the right climate, it’s sure to be a huge hit. In fact, although we’re calling it trendy at the moment, cork is one of the oldest options on the flooring market. Durable, unique cork flooring has persevered the test of time and will likely only become more popular over the next decade. It does, however, have its own unique look that no other flooring has been able to replicate. Homeowners love this special softer look that cork provides. Cork gives you a beautiful soft appearance that you can easily contrast with harder lines in your other decor. People are becoming increasingly interested in eco-friendly flooring, making both cork and bamboo flooring take off. These environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional hardwood will be around for years to come.
You know, other than actual solid hardwood. Families and pet owners are leaning towards engineered wood flooring because it’s less finicky than traditional solid hardwood.