Hardwood finish styles change all the time, but slower than other interior decorating colors for walls and fabrics. But they do change and right now using a high gloss finish on your hardwood floors might get you arrested by the home fashion police. There are some definite new color trends for 2019, so if you’re refinishing you might want to consider these new color choices.
Hardwood Finish Colors
Hardwood floors have been all about grey, grey, and more grey recently. It is a good thing if you like grey, because it is still the #1 color. However, the grey has moved to a darker, a more brooding grey: charcoal. So, take the grey down a couple of notches from the past couple of years and you’ll be spot on!
Other colors are the complete opposite, such as the off-whites! Dress things up with a little sea salt white, a semi-opaque white that isn’t stark white, but slightly on the grey side. Depending on the flooring manufacturer, this could be a light grey or an off-white. It is the whitest sea salt color that’s the new trend.
In a variety of light-ish and dark-ish, the color green is in. This is a deeper green that is rather low in the yellow content. Think various versions of an olive/forest green mix. You can go light or you can go dark with these deep greens and they both look spectacular, especially if you’re sick to death of everything grey.
The one color that is completely out for 2019 in hardwood floors are yellows. That yellowish tinge and honey this or that is not cool at all this year. When you’re picking out flooring this year stick to the charcoal to light grey, a white that’s related to the grey or a rich forest type of green. And the less shine, the better. If you go with a natural oil finish, it is perfect!