Dark Floors: A Dramatic And Elegant Detail That Can Be Adapted To A Multitude Of Decors



When decorating a space, whether it’s an apartment or something else, one of the first things you need to take care of is the flooring. Usually, wood is chosen because it makes the space feel warmer and more inviting and because it also has an elegant look. However, wood can be stained and painted in many different shades and colors.

You can separate the room into dark and bright and to have white elements close to the ceiling

Dark floors are particularly interesting. They tend to look dramatic but, at the same time, they are elegant and timeless and their versatility is just an impressive as their simplicity.

Exploit the timeless black and white combination and create a chic décor

A dark brown floor can be complemented by beige or chocolate brown elements

In the case of black flooring, you can use greys and whites to create a smooth transition

A harmonious interior is one that has a nice balance of colors, including bold accents

The turquoise dining chairs stand out beautifully on the dark-stained floor

An area rug can break the monotony and introduce a whole new range of colors

Dark elements can be relaxing if used in the right combinations

A rug featuring a similar color with the floor can bring texture into the mix

The dark-stained floor is a welcomes detail in this bright interior décor

You can definitely use dark flooring to your advantage if you want to create an interior décor based on contrasts. For example, you could have a white area rug and white furniture in the room and this way you’ll create a timeless color combination that always looks amazing.

By using wall paneling you can let the color on the floor extend on the wall for cohesion

The contrast is tempered here by the use of similar shades of the same color

Emphasize the contrast in a room with a striped black and white area rug

The little touches of color complement the simple décor beautifully

If you use dark furniture on a floor featuring a similar shade, the result is a dramatic décor

Another possibility is to work with a variety of colors and to make a smooth transition between the dark and light shades, with bold and colorful accents. The little touches of color often bring together everything else beautifully. To better visualize all these possibilities, have a look at the examples we’ve prepared.


Published by in Interiors, on August 30th, 2013

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