Dark VS Light Wood Floors

         Wood or wooden elements can add unique character to a home. Just like certain colors give off different feelings or moods, wood does the same. What are the differences with dark wood and whitewash? How do they make a home feel? Let’s take a look.

 

       There are several different shades of dark wood. This is great because it offers a lot of options to choose from. Dark woods can feel earthy or dramatic. This allows a lot of room to experiment with the various styles and feelings dark wood gives.

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Photo Credit: Found on Pinterest via Moon to Moon

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       Darker woods can make a home feel rich and robust, giving off a sense of depth. It has the character to be sophisticated and upscale or rustic and tough as nails. It can make your home feel more close-knit, little, and cozy. Darker wood gives off moody, mysterious feelings. It allows you to play on emotion.

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Photo Credit: One Kindesign

       While darker woods can make your home seem smaller and at times may be too over powering for certain homes, they are perfect for being used as a way to make a statement. Dark wood works well to make a home unique with its many tones.

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     There aren’t too many different shades to whitewashed wood. That being said, you can still make your home look beautiful and have character using it. Whitewashed wood gives off a cheerful, light feeling because of its lighter tone.

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Photo Credit: Found on Pinterest via bubbelsoda.tumblr.com

       Whitewashed wood can make a home feel open and airy. It offers the rustic feel like dark wood but in a softer way. It has a simple, easy-going sense about it. Like a sunny, calming day in the countryside. It makes your home appear bigger and has the feeling of weightlessness. It allows a homeowner to be creative with décor inside or with plants, and exterior accessories on the outside.

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Photo Credit: citified.blogspot.com

       Whitewashed wood is a great way to add that simple, farmhouse feel to your home or a unique touch.

 

      Isn’t it amazing how we can use certain tones to give off a particular feeling to our homes? What’s so neat about these two types of woods is that they each give off totally different feelings or moods. What type of feeling will you create in your home?