I don’t like dark floor if it’s not in a bathroom. In a bathroom grey tiles look really good. If we consider practicality, dark floor isn’t practical at all – dust can be perfectly seen on them. But if I don’t like it that doesn’t mean that you don’t like it.
In which case would I offer to choose dark floor?
If the area is spacious, the dark floor isn’t an obstacle. They bring “weight”, stability, therefore, they are liked in rather modern interiors. Dark-brown wooden floor finds place at classical style home as well.
What to do if I want to reduce the dark area of the brown floor?
If you can't fix the situation (you rent an apartment or just simply can't change the floor for some reason), the carpet is always a solution. The more space it takes, the less annoying darkness there will be left. I recommend you to pick a light carpet just because you want to reduce the dark floor area.
Which colors fit best to dark floor?
There’re two ways to solve it. One way is to leave the dark floor alone as if they’re queens and choose walls, furniture and all other elements of light colours. It’s possible that this way will not annoy so much as well as will not reduce the space optically.
The other way to make interior have more “weight” and power is to choose dark furniture (but not all pieces) and to paint walls in light colours. It’s best to paint in white or in a creamy shade.
For the owners of small spaces. There’s such saying – if there’s a possibility not to sing, don’t sing. I would paraphrase it so that if you can choose the light floor, don’t use the dark ones. You can always bring dark colours to other interior elements. I know that men love the colour black and I have seen a lot of interior where everything is dark with an exception of walls. In addition, as a focus the colour red is brought and we get a completely old-fashioned and cold interior. There’re no disputes when we speak about taste but for those who’re asking if it’s trendy or not I answer – no.