Color is a vital design detail, but it becomes even more critical when considering wood flooring. That is because, for most rooms, the floor has the most significant amount of square footage, making it the most visible component. As a result, many designers cry, "Design from the floor up," which means selecting the floor color first and then coordinating around it.

White oak: The current king of solid hardwood flooring

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention white oak because many say it will change the face of interior design. That is because it is versatile enough to work with many decors. It's also many-sided when it comes to color; it can be stained to look lighter or finished to look almost black.

Four trending colors

We’re finding the following trending wood colors at our hardwood flooring company:

1. Gray wood floors. Not only do they bring a sense of calm and serenity to an environment, but they fit right into the current rustic trend. As a result, we see more and more variations, such as "greige" and charcoal gray. Although they work well with modern designs, they can also give a sense of warmth and coziness with the right accents.

2. Whitewashed wood floors. This is where you should also think about white oak. This is great for coastal decor, contemporary, or farmhouse styles.

3. Blond. This wood makes a room look light and airy because sun rays bounce off the planks. This color also hides scratches, dirt, and dust a little better, making maintenance somewhat easier.

4. Dark and cool tones. Dark floors keep getting darker, with ebony and blackest black stains. These floors add drama and play nicely with other furnishings and casegoods, whether they're dark or white.

“More than just carpet” is the motto at Coastal Carpet and Tile, so we have an extensive inventory of all flooring products, plus shower systems and cabinets. Our design consultants can help you find the perfect wood flooring color and will also give you a free quote. We serve Miramar Beach, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, Seaside, Mary Esther, Grayton Beach, Inlet Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Watersound, Watercolors, Alys Beach, or Sea Grove Beach areas. So come to visit our showroom in Destin, FL.