Today at Decoist we take a look at the versatility of the painted floor! In fact, more and more design enthusiasts are choosing this option as a way to add personality and style to their interiors. According to Elle Decor, painted wooden floors were staples of the American home in the 1700s, with colors such as red, white, yellow and green taking center stage. As clear finishes and carpeting then fell into favor, the painted floor grew less and less common. But lucky for us, painted floors are back!
And they’re not just for traditional homes… That’s right, painted floors can make modern statements as well! The images below show that solid and patterned painted floors can add unexpected and delightful elements to contemporary interiors. If you don’t hire a professional to do the job, make sure you at least consult a trusted resource or two. There are important steps, such as priming and sanding, that you don’t want to skip. Not to mention, if you put too much wear and tear on the floor soon after the paint job, you risk damaging the fruits of your labor. With that said, we think you’ll agree that painted floors are well worth the time and effort when you see the images below…
Solid Painted Floors
We begin with a series of floors painted in solid colors. Looking for a way to saturate the color in your space? Try painting your floor the same hue as the walls. While overwhelming with some palettes, this technique is clean and soothing with white, as shown with the eclectic living room below. [from Tara Seawright Interior Design]
There’s no better place for a pure palette than an ocean-front bedroom. This bright boudoir is as refreshing as the open sea outside. When a view is this exquisite, a white-on-white color scheme works wonders, creating a serene environment that doesn’t overpower the blue of the water. [photo by Eric Roth via Andra Birkerts Interior Design]
White is ideal for contemporary spaces, especially those that call attention to features such as corrugated metal walls and wooden cabinetry. In the basement bar and media area below, modern furniture and interior flourishes stand out against crisp white walls and painted flooring. [from Ryan Duebber Architect]