Emerging in the 1950s and characterised by a soft and elegant interior design, the Scandinavian style has a long history in home design and shows all signs of staying. Although many designers feel that a Scandi appeal can only be achieved with pale coloured flooring, it is just as easy to create this look with dark coloured timber!
Read on to learn why you should consider using dark coloured timber for your Scandinavian interior designs.
Dark coloured timber creates a nice contrast with white walls
Whether it is on the floor or on the walls, the Scandi design includes a lot of wood. While light or white timber floors are commonly associated with this style, dark coloured timber creates a wonderful sense of depth when contrasted against white walls. By using dark coloured flooring, your floor becomes a feature of the space and provides flexibility to residents.
When designing a scandi space, your colour palette will undoubtedly feature a lot of white. The trick to making an all-white room welcoming rather than stark is to break it up with warming timber and a flash of black or grey. For this, consider using dark coloured flooring, such as our colour ‘Moschino Oak’ that we recently used at Ed.Squared.
Dark coloured timber brings character and emphasizes the other colours present in the room
A popular and much loved style, Scandinavian design is timeless and features simplicity at its best. It also feels homely and always modern, which makes it ideal for residential apartment developments.
Natural wood is a predominant feature of Scandinavian interiors, and is commonly used for everything from furniture and flooring through to cabinetry and walls. With dark timber flooring, the features of natural wood furniture are more prominent, which can be seen in the above images from our recent case study at the Ed.Squared development in Edmondson Park.
To make your next scandi-inspired project stand out, consider embracing dark coloured flooring. By including dark coloured timber flooring, the other colours and features of your space will take centre stage.
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