This month we are spilling our predictions for new interior trends, and today we are looking at hardwood flooring! If it fits your budget, hardwood is a no brainer. Timeless and warm, hardwood instantly elevates a space. But what width, stain, or finish to pick? 2019 is trending at both ends of the spectrum with a move toward warmth. Read on for all the details.
Pretty Light Woods Continue to Trend
Light floors create a fresh airy foundation for your home that is so beautiful. We like European White Oak. In our Villa Bonita Project we used Provenza Old World in Warm Sands. This is a hand-scraped wood that helps create a little organic texture. For a similar look, white oak in a cerused finish is another trending option.
Rich Dark Stains are on the Rise
On the opposite side of the spectrum, we are seeing more fresh interiors grounded by rich dark wood floors. Dark hardwoods have always been big in traditional design, but they are creeping in to even light and airy coastal design and looking just right. A favorite kitchen trend that exploded last year was a layering of wood tones. Here, a blend of dark and medium-tones looks modern while crisp whites keep the look light and fresh. Or go for high drama with the darkest of wood floors paired with bright white walls. We recommend brass accents to soften the contrast and to add a little glam.
A Move Away from Cool Grays toward Warm Woods
A few years ago, most our clients wanted every bit of yellow or red undertone out of their flooring in favor of cooler gray tones. But like most trends, we are swinging back a bit with a craving for warmth. Floors in the warm, medium-tone range add contrast to crisp whites and popular greens and blues.
Hardwood floors, especially real wood, almost always look good even if you are not using the wood or stain of the moment. It’s an expensive commitment so consider the trends but go with what you love!