Interior Inspiration: Painted Floors
A few weeks ago I talked about painting your window frames black for an unexpected, yet elegant twist to your home. Today, I’m going to show you images of great painted floors. Yes, it’s more work than a window frame, but I think you’ll find the drastic look is worth the effort.
Lightly white washing your floor will immediately lend your home a cottage-by-the-sea feel. Even if you live in, say, Kansas. This look is the least committed of all the looks and the easiest to execute, since little scuffs and scratches only add to the cottage feel.
A full on white floor will brighten any space. Versatile white floors can feel Scandinavian, cottage, and/or modern depending on how you style them. I love this look but fear that the clean freak in me would stress out about cleaning every little speck of dust.
Why not take the dark stained floors look up another notch and just paint the floors black? This look can be quite elegant. While it does ground the space, it doesn’t turn your room as dark as you might think. It appears that the floors in this photo might be tiled, but you could paint wood floors, too.
If you’re feeling really brave, go all out! How amazing is the green floor in this kitchen? This is one of those things that I always dream of doing and wimp out on at the last-minute. Sigh. But really, you could paint your floors any color – green, turquoise, pink, red! The possibilities are as vast as your imagination/bravery.
Embrace the fun of breaking the rules. Don’t simply paint your floors, paint stripes on them. Or any design you choose, for that matter.
If you can’t quite bring yourself to paint an entire room’s worth of floors, you could always try the stairwell. Paint a pretend runner, colorful stripes, or simply the stair treads. A stairwell is the perfect contained space that deserves a fresh coat of paint!
What do you think? Is it sacrilegious to paint a gorgeous wood floor? If you’re installing floors with the intent to paint them, buy cheaper wood floors. Once they’re painted, nobody will be able to tell. Is it too colorful/bright/dark for you? Are you picking up your paintbrush as we speak?