Three tips for choosing a hardwood flooring color

Three tips for choosing a hardwood flooring color

Your new floors can have just a sealant applied to the wood or a stain that complements room decor. Each wood species is characterized not only by its dark, medium, or light color but also by the grain pattern it displays.

Compare hardwood planks at Costen Floors in Henrico, Virginia, where you can find a wide variety of solid hardwood flooring made by top companies like Bruce,  IndusParquet, and Mannington.

1. Light hardwood floors offer versatility.

Light hardwood floor colors complement a contemporary style characterized by clean open rooms with natural elements and very little clutter. Homeowners often choose oak, birch, or maple planks. Light-colored wood:

●       offers an organic look

●       reflects and adds natural light

●       looks simple yet sophisticated

●       brings flexibility to room decor 

2. Dark hardwood floors provide an elegant look.

Bold and classically modern dark-colored solid hardwood flooring provides a visually pleasing contrast to light-colored walls and light or medium-colored furnishings. Homeowners often choose mahogany, walnut, or cherry planks. Dark-colored wood:

●       promotes a stylish and elegant ambiance

●       is effectively highlighted by wire-brushed or handscraped texturing

●       shows off a dramatic look that is distinguished by exciting wood grain patterns

3. Before making a purchasing decision, consider all wood flooring trends.

Trendy gray wood floors are worth consideration since the range of hues ranges from light to dark. While light and dark shades dominate contemporary room decor, medium color shades are favored for traditional and rustic decorating styles.

Whitewashed, distressed, and multi-tonal planks are just a few styles that add visual interest to room design.

Your hardwood flooring store

Family-owned Costen Floors has been serving Virginia's Richmond, Virginia Beach, Midlothian, Chesterfield, and Mechanicsville areas since 1948! Our hardwood flooring company installs new floors, and we also sand and refinish existing wood floors.

Visit our 38,000-square-foot showroom in Richmond's West
End to compare hardwood flooring styles and enjoy the services of one of our interior decorating designers.