Our long love affair with wooden floors shows no signs of slowing down. We are getting lots of questions about wood flooring, this most popular and lasting interior décor trend of all time. So what are the new directions for 2015? What are the latest industry trends among architects, designers and fans of wood flooring?
Bright Floors – where Shabby Chic meets Boho style
Love colors? Who said that we can’t paint our wooden floors in hot pink, deep orange or rich burgundy? Floors can become a creative focus of your room, providing a vibrant, exciting and beautiful canvas on which you can base the interior of your rooms. Don’t forget to add finishing products and your floor will be durable and last for ages. With the correct finishing product even the areas with the heaviest foot traffic will still look stunning in years to come.
Patterned Wooden Floors – Traditional Charm with an Edge
Do you know someone artistic? Or maybe you have a creative streak? Why not paint designs on your floor? Need some inspiration? How about a centerpiece painted in canal boat style with fairy-tale castles and bright flowers? Even simple stripes in toning or contrasting shades of wooden flooring strips can look fabulous. Or for a really stunning focal point create a trompe l’oeil design such as a faux rug painted in the center, make it patterned and utilize colors complementing the room’s furniture and other elements.
Lime Washed Wood Flooring – Fresh, Contemporary and Cool
Whitewashing a.k.a. lime washing was originally used for wood protection. Surprisingly nowadays this process is used to make wooden floors and other wood items look bleached and weathered for that authentic shabby chic décor classic. So why not breathe fresh new life into an old, tired floor? Whitewashing will highlight the wood’s natural grain and will bring light into your space. Lime washed wood flooring is one of today’s hottest interior trends.
Traditional lime wash was made of chalk and calcium hydroxide. Some people still use the traditional recipe but most prefer white pigmented oil or diluted paint. Both deliver the same effect. Applying it to solid wood flooring will brighten your floor and will create an open and textural appearance. You can also go for a cream or gray wash, a lavender or pale blue.
Black Wooden Flooring – Sophisticated and Chic
If you want to create a quick and striking design in a relatively simple way then a black floor is the perfect option to go for. Black color flooring will also give your room a warm and sophisticated edge. If you want to go for something rich and spectacular just add a high gloss finish.
Black complements every color, tone and shade. See for yourself – try putting a colorful picture on a dark wall – it will instantly spring to life. You will never achieve the same effect by putting the same picture on a white wall.
The same idea applies to floors, if you want to transform a very ordinary room into something quite extraordinary, then go for black or dark wood flooring. And don’t be afraid that a dark floor will make your room feel dark; it is in fact the opposite. Black and dark colors open a space.
For advice about the best wood flooring options for your home or other project please feel free to contact Califloor team for a closer look at our exquisite and extensive collection.