What hardwood flooring will look good with dark furniture?

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What hardwood flooring will look good with dark furniture?
Use both kinds of wood in harmony. (hardwood floor texture image by GoodMood Photo from Fotolia.com)

Wood flooring that is lightly stained or unstained and has a pale beige colour will provide a stark contrast to furniture made with dark woods or stains and, in so doing, will highlight your furniture by drawing the eye to it. Beige, in particular, is a neutral colour and will look good with wood in dark colours of brown, red or black.

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Alternate Darks Have a Rich Look

Though it can be a bit more tricky to get right, pairing two types of dark wood will create a rich, sombre look, provided you can create a pairing with complementary colour. This technique works best with dark woods of contrasting colours, such as a black-stained wood on red flooring.

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When it comes to matching colours of wood, normal rules of colour contrast apply, but ultimately, the decision is a matter of personal taste. Choose based on how you want to present your furniture and what kind of interplay you wish to have between it and your flooring.

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