If you’re in the process of selecting a hardwood floor color for your home renovation, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the options. Whether you’re investing in all new floors or sanding and staining what’s existing, your flooring color really does set the tone for the furniture and decor you put upon it. The right shade can also brighten up a space, make it feel delightfully dark and moody, or reinforce a certain aesthetic, be it Scandinavian style, farmhouse design, or otherwise. Certain floor colors can also look different depending on what type of wood you’re putting them on, so swatching is an absolute must.
For all of these reasons, picking a hardwood floor color is a decision you’ll definitely want to gather some inspiration for and take the time to think through. To make that process easier, I did some of the vetting for you, going straight to the pros for their recommendations on the best hardwood floor colors for any space. There’s truly something for every style in these 10 designer picks.
6. Scandi-Inspired “White”
Designer Emily Del Bello appreciates white oak flooring with a nordic stain. “It creates a very fresh, clean, and neutral tone that works well with so many different palettes,” she says. Best of all, she adds, it shines in most of the main living spaces throughout a home. Bre Hance, the founder of InHance Design Build, is also a fan of white oak. “It is here to stay, and I love weaving it throughout homes, as the stain helps connect and neutralize spaces,” she says. “It flows together and feels seamlessly united.”