Give Your Room Flavor From The Floor Up With A Black & White Floor
I never thought a floor could be considered sexy until I examined them in black and white. The floors below make me want to take my shoes off and bare my soles to them because they’re bold, beautiful and in my opinion super sexy too!
I’ve said it before but this post makes it an undeniable fact. It’s amazing how paint or color can transform a space. I am so inspired by these painted floors and I hope you will love them too. Are you ready to take a walk on the slightly wild side?
I love black and white so much I chose it as the color story to showcase some of these amazing floor designs.
First, a brief history of painted floors
In the 18th century in American homes painted floors were in widespread use, especially in New England because paint was an effective sealant, it’s durable, versatile, economical, and easy to apply. It was common to use monochromatic designs and ornate decorative painted floors with contrasting borders and stenciled motifs in homes. Also, stripes, checkerboards, florals and geometric designs were used. Painting the floor was the commoners choice to decorate since rugs were too expensive for most people until the later part of the 19th century.
Today, painted floors are making a comeback, in both historic and contemporary homes. Some of the most dramatic and popular styles are still geometric, stripes and checkerboard patterns as well as tile patterns from african, asian and spanish cultures. Painted and tile patterned floor designs add an artistic edge that makes a space unique and memorable.
Every look is attainable with imagination, sweat equity, know how and a few dollars 🙂 for each floor showcaed below. It’s a bold move to paint your floor but if you do when the final results are anything like these you’ll smile from ear to ear.
There are many options to achieve a stellar painted floor look. You can create by:
- Direct painting- using tape, free hand or stencils
- Using tile to create a pattern
- Using patterned tiles
- Using the new painted engineered wood flooring
- Creating or purchasing a floor cloth
It’s your choice and there’s a style to fit your imagination and fancy. Honestly, these floors are so splendid they make me want to lock my front door and paint the floor. Take a look and let me know which you’d like to have.
When does the party start?
This floor makes the room beautiful without any furniture.
Another way to create a colorful floor design is to select a great tile design.
There are a plethora of options to suit any taste or budget.
Photography by Phoebe Howard.
Living room by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
Bathroom featured in Apartment Therapy.
Photography by Sliravani.
Or get the painted floor look without ever opening up a paint can.
Mirth-Studios has printed hand-painted patterns onto engineered-wood tiles.
Designed by artist Sally Bennett.
If painting or tile is not an option for you,
How about adding some floor drama with a painted floor cloth?
Just like the butterfly make your next project a beautiful transformation.
Enjoy and Create,