The clouds have parted and the sun is shining down upon *dadada daaa* the next trend I bring you…painted wood floors! They’re striking, fascinating, awesome…
Or are they?
To tell you the truth, I am very torn about this trend. I love wood floors. Real, original, rich wood floors- especially rustic or dark wood floors. Yum. So the idea of painting over those floors, permanently…well, it kind of makes my stomach knot up with guilt. And I’m not the only one. This trend seems to bring a mixed bag of feelings for everyone, and there are heated conversations all over the web about it. Yikes!
However, being the moderate, well-balanced, and in-the-middle gal I try to be, I do also think painted wood floors are quite fabulous! In my opinion, I believe if your wood floors are in bad shape & need to be re-done anyway then you should go for it and not feel guilty! Painted wood floors can be elegant or funky, bold or understated. They are really versatile. Thing is, I don’t think this trend is for any house, any room. I think it works in some houses, some rooms, some spaces.
My very general guidelines for the go ahead on painting your wood floors is for use in:
- beachy, rustic, or old (100+ yr old) homes
- eclectic, one-of-a-kind homes
- artist, designer, or photographer homes & studio spaces
- guest houses
- very contemporary homes
- kids rooms
- sitting rooms
If your space doesn’t fit into any of those categories, don’t get me wrong…it might still look amazing with a painted floor. Or, maybe you’re just looking to make a statement, because a painted floor will. If so, I applaud your gutsiness and chutzpah.
By the way, you can paint your concrete floors too! Think patios, porches, & basements. Yum!
Here are some of the best in painted floor designs
Here is a great tutorial on how to paint your floors and what kind of paint to use.
Oh, and never paint on a wet day!