We all know hardwood floors are great. They bring life to your home, they’re durable, they’re fairly easy to clean and maintain, and you can customize them with different stains. Since the year has turned in Boise, Idaho again, it is time once more to begin all of those home improvement projects that have been waiting throughout the winter. Spring is a great time to redo your hardwood floors. There are steps to be taken and choosing a stain is one of them. What stain colors are popular for hardwood flooring? There are so many choices! Here we will look at some of them and maybe help you decide on one to bring your floors back to life.
When you stain your floors, it helps bring your colors and style together, which is important in Boise Idaho. This is because we have some of the most beautiful homes around, and we take pride in the way we are put together and maintained. It is true that hardwood flooring is typically natural and neutral. This keeps flooring versatile and makes future style changes easier to manage as they come. Different shades of stain can mimic other types of flooring materials too. A light stain can give you an airy, warm, welcoming look and a dark stain will give you a more sophisticated and formal feel.
Browns are some of the most popular colors used as stain on hardwood floors. This is because browns reflect nature and also highlight the organic feel of the wood. Stains help transform the style of wood you have. You can use the stain to create a high end faux option. Some brown stain options are Mahogany, Cherry, and Walnut. Mahogany is a deep red which would be good for homes to have mahogany furniture or red highlights throughout. Cherry is more of a rich, warm brown than Mahogany’s vibrant red. It is highly desirable and very beautiful. Cherry stains will bring out the natural red highlights in the wood you use. Walnut is flexible from traditional to modern looks. It is a classic, deep brown. It brings a deep, natural look to your home that brings to mind the elements of nature that you are working with.
As far as popularity goes, darker stains seem to take center stage this year. Ebony and Espresso are particularly sought after. There are several similar tones in the dark stain range. It seems like the darker your floor is, the more style and drama it has. According to some, Jacobean is currently the most popular color stain. Over the last couple of years, customers have wanted to go darker and darker with their stains, even darker than ebony. Some brands have come out with lines of black stains that seem to be doing well on the market. On the other hand, grays are trending quickly and whitewashing has come into popularity all of a sudden. It’s almost like it’s been reinvented.
You don’t have to look very far to find a popular stain for your hardwood flooring. Dark colors, browns, grays, and whites are all doing well this year. The color you choose depends on the feel you’re going for. For more sophistication, go darker. For a breezy welcoming feel, go lighter. Colors that are somewhere in the middle are not as popular at this time. Stay toward the end of the spectrum either way and you will find a color that’s right for you; one that is training in popularity, and one that will pull your entire home together nicely.