Before setting out looking at colours you will need to decide on your style. Literally we have 50 shades of grey and not all will suit your design. Consider if you are looking something contemporary, classic or to suit period homes. For inspiration view our Instagram page.
Don’t think that dark grey floors will make your room look gloomy. On the contrary dark tones will add warmth. Charcoal and black tones are excellent at providing contrast and definition to your interior design. Rooms with lots of natural light are ideal such as open plan kitchens with large patio doors.
With lighter grey colours, your design will help lighten darker rooms and make the room feel calm. Added with white walls and soft white bed sheets bring about tranquillity.
Consider the grade of your flooring which will have a big impact on the look. The grade of timber is more about the aesthetics than quality. Timber is sorted into grades with prime grade timbers selected without knots and little variation and more rustic grades with knots and character. Prime grade will set a more formal look. Rustic grades with more knots provide character and rustic charm.
Its true grey floors were the most popular colour for quite sometime. However, there is good reason for their popularity and we see no reason why this should change. Grey tones are very easy to design with as they can compliment many other colours without clashing. Added the fact that grey is actually a natural colour for wood floors, picture your garden fence and how they turn grey with exposure to UV light.
If you still not entirely convinced consider brown tones with a touch of grey.