Trending Colors in Kitchen Flooring

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Extreme colors are trending, ultra dark and ultra light and not much in between. With them, contrast is more popular than ever before. White floors with espresso cabinet, or the other way around.

But you’ll also see some warmer, middle-of-the-road options sneaking in, as well. Kitchen cabinet and decor trends are going brighter and bolder. That means we need more flooring colors to match everything, from fun, aqua cabinets to butcher board counters and everything in between.

Here are the best kitchen floor colors trending today.

Blonde Wood (& Wood-Look) Kitchen Flooring

For years, lighter floors were viewed as outdated or inexpensive. That is no longer the case. Not by a long shot!

As more homeowners embrace the light, airy feel in their home, you will see a huge resurgence in blonde wood (and wood-look) floors. Blonde floors, in particular, can give you that light timeless feel.

With blonde wood, your decorating possibilities are endless. You can go for a chic, contemporary feel or a rustic, homey vibe. All without changing your floors.

The open, light, airy look is especially popular in modern kitchens. Homeowners are now steering away from sharper, modern, industrial looks and trending towards an updated farmhouse style. Light floors are perfect for this!

Contrary to ultra-dark espresso looks, blonde floors make your kitchen feel larger and more open, especially if you use large planks.

Honey Wood (& Wood-Look) Kitchen Flooring

Just a step darker than trending blonde, warm, rich honey wood looks are the trending.

Honey floors are still light enough to give you many of the benefits of blonde looks, making your kitchen look larger and more open. But, you also get that nice, rich warmth that comes from a slightly darker tone.

Warm tones are trending across the flooring market and, if you go the warm route, I would absolutely recommend a honey wood or wood look. To be frank, the trends often drift back and forth between warm and cool tones. However, honey wood is not just a trend; it’s a color classic.

Whitewashed Wood (& Wood-Look) Kitchen Flooring

As that relaxed, California vibe is spreading, so are the floors that come with it. And white-washed wood is at the top of the list.

Whitewashed wood and wood-look floors typically show signs of wear with the darker colors peeking out from underneath. It fits right in with the aged and worn trends happening across all styles of flooring.

Whitewash will make your home look brighter, bigger and more relaxed. It can give that “beachy” feel or also an upscale contemporary feel, depending on the rest of your decor.

Espresso Wood (& Wood-Look) Kitchen Flooring

This trend is timeless. Dark, rich colors look gorgeous and elegant, giving your room an expensive feel.

In the kitchen, you’ll see these dark floors juxtaposed against bright white cabinets, colorful accent walls and contemporary kitchen decor. Dark floors offer a sleeker look that sets the perfect tone for sharp contemporary lines and minimalist decor.

White Tile Kitchen Flooring

Just like the whitewashed wood is trending, bright white tiles are super hot in the kitchen, too. The theme is contrast. You will see luminous whites contrasting with dark, espresso cabinets. Or, white tiles setting the backdrop for a bright, colorful kitchen decor.

White tiles, like white wood, instantly make your kitchen look bigger, especially if you use large format tiles. Put these tiles in a kitchen with lots of natural sunlight for a truly special look.

Gray Kitchen Flooring – In Every Type!

Gray has quickly become the most popular trend, not just for flooring, but for kitchens and homes in general. Gray cabinets, gray doors, you name it. And every shade of gray is still hot and trendy in the kitchen. For your floors and decor.

In addition to looking chic and trendy, gray floors set the tone of a cool, contemporary kitchen. They give you a neutral backdrop for decorating in virtually any color. Aquas, greens, bright bold colors or even black and white – they will all go with your sleek gray flooring.

High Color Variation Kitchen Flooring

Homeowners love the natural, rustic look that higher color variation provides. In nature, stone and wood aren’t so uniform; there are all kinds of inconsistencies.

Now, with modern technology, you can achieve these more random, natural looks with laminate, vinyl, engineered wood, ceramic tile, you name it! This makes your kitchen floor more of a statement piece and tends to pair best with a simple but contemporary decor.

With 25 years experience Splash It Up Memphis! will work closely with you in Design and Installation of your Backsplash and Flooring. We ensure your complete satisfaction as we pursue excellence within every detail. Contact us for a free in-home estimate!

Call or text: 901-288-8120 Email: splashitupmemphis@gmail.com

Trends in Wood Flooring 

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Flooring trends change throughout the years as homeowners acquire new tastes and technology allows a larger variety of flooring designs. Flooring finishes ranging from ebony to driftwood are very popular. Another trend has been to allow flooring imperfections such as the mineral streaks and knots to serve as part of the aesthetics and create a more natural feel. Let’s take a look at some exciting top trends in 2019.

Fumed Wood Flooring

Almost all types of wood flooring undergo some kind of staining to give them the desired final finish. Fumed wood flooring gets its rich color and grain without having to get any sort of staining. Instead, the wood is put through a process called fuming.  This involves placing the wood in a chamber where airborne ammonia is then released. The wood reacts with the ammonia and undergoes a color change. The reaction does not always result in the exact same changes. The final patina achieved depends on a number of factors including the type of wood, the outside environment and the atmosphere in the chamber itself.  So even among two similar pieces of wood, the resulting hues may vary. Generally, however, fuming gives the wood rich dark tones and enhances the natural grain of the wood.

The final look is much more appealing and luxurious than what you get with stained wood flooring.  Do not confuse fumed wood with that which has had liquid ammonia directly applied to it. Using liquid ammonia directly on the wood risks damaging the fiber and could weaken its structure.  To manage expectations and safety concerns–do plenty of research if you plan to use fumed wood flooring.

Bleached & Blanched Woods

Not everyone likes the glossy brown stains of most wooden floors. For some, the softer white-washed look of a bleached floor is more their taste. This kind of flooring consists of wood that has undergone a bleaching process, also called blanching. This involves applying a chemical solution onto the surface of the wood to get rid of the “color”.  By color, we mean the artificial dye or stain coating the wood. Blanching gives the wood an ashy white-washed look with the natural wood grain still being clearly visible from underneath. So you do not lose the charm and beauty of natural wood, it is just packaged in another style.

Distressed Wood Flooring

The distressed floor style has been around for quite a while but has become even more popular just recently.  Distressed Flooring undergoes artificial aging and styling processes that give it a slightly worn finish. It works best for spaces where a beautiful rustic look is desired.  In preparing distressed wood flooring, various actions are taken depending on the degree and style of “distress” desired. The edges of each wood plank are hand scraped, swirl and kerf markings are added to imitate historic wood and the planks are brushed to remove glossing and give them a soft worn texture.

Why design your floor layout to look the same as everyone else’s when you could choose this fun and unique pattern? Chevron and Herringbone floor patterns are a great way to add an accent to your kitchen or dining hall. They also are a great addition to bathrooms! If you haven’t already, expect to see these in 2019 home remodels as a definitive trend this year!

 Wood Flooring Laid Out In Pretty Patterns
 Wood Flooring Laid Out In Pretty Patterns

All of us are very familiar with your basic side by side format of wood pieces laid on a floor –a description that often relegates them to practical rather than decorative uses. But if you have been thinking of adding a unique twist to one of the spaces in your home, you can now add patterned wood layouts back to your list of stylish flooring options.  Specifically, we are seeing an increase of Chevron or Herringbone pattern designs in homeowners kitchens, bathrooms and more. Patterned floors are officially here, and you should not miss out.

 Wood Flooring Laid Out In Pretty Patterns

Why design your floor layout to look the same as everyone else’s when you could choose this fun and unique pattern? Chevron and Herringbone floor patterns are a great way to add an accent to your kitchen or dining hall. They also are a great addition to bathrooms!

With 25 years experience Splash It Up Memphis! will work closely with you in Design and Installation of your Backsplash and Flooring. We ensure your complete satisfaction as we pursue excellence within every detail. Contact us for a free in-home estimate!

Call or text: 901-288-8120 Email: splashitupmemphis@gmail.com