A hot trend in wood flooring is gray – from shades of driftwood to charcoal. Gray stained floors look like they have been aged by time, creating a unique and warm patina.
Inside the box
Jutting out further than the lower levels, the top floor of this Dutch house almost floats above the property, making it appear like a stack of boxes. Glass, concrete and wood maintain a neutral palette that lets nature perform a starring role. Gray wood floors have been used throughout the house to enhance the raw, yet intimate atmosphere.
Situated on a small plot of land, the house packs in a vast open-plan living area and three bedrooms in a layout permitting light to penetrate the interiors. The open-plan ground floor leads to the bedrooms above, accessed by the raw concrete staircase. The wood flooring, kitchen cabinetry, and big glass windows allows nature to carry itself throughout the interior.
The minimal color palette used in the interior reflects the home’s reverence for nature and its elements. The fireplace is cast with the same concrete as the staircase, adding a visual texture that contrasts with the gray Oak flooring and Walnut cabinetry.
Floors chosen for this home:
Living room: Oak Morel. The even, heather-grey stain on this Oak plank floor results in a clean and versatile expression. Each board is carefully brushed to bring out the character of the grain and highlight the natural texture of the wood. The matte finish eliminates glare while protecting the wood from daily wear.
Kitchen: Oak Nouveau Gray. The ash grey hues in this Oak plank floor enhance the earthy undertones and balance the natural contrasts in the wood for a sophisticated and versatile expression. Each board is carefully brushed to bring out the character of the grain, while the matte finish ensures easy maintenance.
Bedroom: Oak Carbon. The smoky brown nuances of this Oak floor range from light to dark, and stippled with a striking variety of knots for a rustic expression. Each board is carefully brushed to highlight the natural texture of the wood. The matte finish eliminates glare while protecting the wood.