I am redoing my kitchen and am looking at dark gray floors combined with one of the lighter blues for paint. In general, I’m not a fan of gray on gray as it’s too monochromatic when paired with gray floors. But, sometimes doing 1 dark gray accent wall paired with whites on the other walls can really work. You just need to find the right undertone, pending on the color of the floor. techside mobile Tools at the ready – floors have been sanded, filled and gone over with wood knot solutionIt’s also important to dot knot solution on any knots to prevent them showing through the paint. After sweeping and hoovering thoroughly and giving the floors a wipe with a damp cloth, I then used one coat of white wood primer and three coats of Farrow & Ball’s All White floor paint.

While popular in the 90s, honey or golden oak trim can seem outdated today. In most cases, you’ll want your floors to be darker than your wall color with a flat white ceiling. As a rule of thumb, go at least 3 shades lighter on the walls than the floors. Lawrence reinforces how important it is to prepare the surface professionally prior to painting, particularly for tile, stone, and brick. “But the binding agents have improved. I paint wood floors more than anything else, but all surfaces are really stable if prepared correctly.” While popular in today’s farmhouse-style homes, painted floors are anything but new.

Thinner outer stripes are painted French Press by Benjamin Moore. The wide middle stripe is painted Stonybrook by Benjamin Moore. Once applied ensure the floor is not subject to any contamination as this could cause the coating to fail.

LushomeBranded markings on a hardwood floor have an undeniably vintage look to them. It conjures up an industrial feel that adds a whole other dimension to a room. The only thing better than etched branding on your floor is not having to burn it on to get the effect. Here, homeowners trade fire and iron for paint and stencils to create a wonderfully eye-catching effect.

A pretty soft gray paint on breakfast nook floors grounds white furnishings and walls. Nick Blaine and Paul Denoly’s upstate New York farmhouse was a tactical one. Having the lower half of the walls in the same light gray hue as the ground ensured the low ceilings would feel taller.

Similarly, light blue wall colors can nicely complement red-toned floors while offering enough contrast. Using another example, a popular gray paint color that goes with deep mahogany floors is Money Moves by Clare Paints. So for flooring with cool tones, choose a warmer paint color for the walls like Pure White by Sherwin-Williams.