“A black or grey floor makes a strong statement in an interior. And no matter what your style is – be it traditional or modern – the impression will be elegant,” says Anders, designer and architect with assignments all over the world.
“A dark floor can help to draw the outside in. It will highlight the rest of the interior in an interesting way, creating a perfect backdrop to offset furniture, art and collectables. It will also help you to create contrasts in your home. And as it’s easier for the eye to focus on contrasts, it will add interest to your interior,” he says.
As a designer of furniture, interiors and houses in many countries, Anders has wide experience of playing with colours and using different types of elements.
“Although a dark floor generally absorbs light, it can be used both in small and dark spaces. Teamed with extra-white walls and light, natural accessories, you will achieve a contemporary look. If you, on the other hand, add colours on the walls and traditional furniture, it will create a sense of sober elegance.”
“Trends come and go, but dark floor have always been popular in Mediterranean countries. But they’ve also become increasingly sought after further north.”
“An advantage with a black or grey wood floor is that it accentuates the natural grain of the wood. It also holds its colour well over time and doesn’t easily get bleached,” says Anders.