How to Make Black or White Hardwood Flooring Work

Black and white is making a big splash in the interior design scene these days. This color palette is great for minimalist, modern, and contemporary design. However there are a number of ways to utilize these colors in all types of decor. One interesting trend that has been popping up lately is black and white hardwood flooring. This bold statement works especially well in small spaces and urban settings, but can be integrated into nearly all types. Here are some ways you can make black or white hardwood flooring work in your home.

Black hardwood flooring

Black hardwood floors creating an elegant and modern aesthetic, especially when contrasted against white walls and furniture. You can also use light accent rugs to add a splash of color. Modern homes that focus on natural lighting and minimalist design look absolutely stunning with dark hardwood floors. However, these floors show scratches, dirt, and dust so they require a large amount of upkeep and maintenance. For families with children or pets this could be a risky choice. Many people choose low traffic areas to install this color.

White hardwood flooring

White washed or bleached wood floors are very popular for coastal, natural, and beach home decor. However, you don’t have to live on the beach to make it work in your house. Any interior space that you’re looking to give a “casual” look to will benefit from the light and airy feel that white wood floors give off. We’ve also seen white hardwood integrated into modern and farmhouse style homes with great success. One of the benefits of light hardwood floors is that they show wear and tear much less than dark hardwood floors. Many families opt for this kid and pet-friendly choice. However, in areas with heavy natural lighting, they are prone to fading more so than dark hardwood. If you have any questions about black or white hardwood flooring, feel free to stop in and talk to one of our flooring experts at any of Naffco’s 3 locations in Tampa Bay, or give us a call at (813) 254-4066 if you’d like to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.