7 Furniture Colors That Enhance Dark Wood Floors

Written by : Andre A & Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : June 7th, 2024

If you are just buying a new house or renting a new one, that’s a high chance that these houses use dark wood flooring. These kinds of flooring are very popular, not only because of their durability compared with other flooring styles, but also because they can become a beautiful and stylish addition to any home.

Moreover, some studies have shown that using a dark wooden floor can slightly increase the value of the house.

However, these particular kinds of floors can be quite tricky when it comes to choosing the perfect color scheme around them. Using a similar dark shade can make the entire space feel gloomy, while at the same time using a cheerful and vibrant shade doesn’t look quite right.

Unfortunately, changing the entire floor surely will cost you a lot of time, and of course, money. Thus, rather than changing your floor using a more natural and versatile color such as white or light natural wood, it’s much more reasonable for you to carefully choose the color that will match perfectly with that floor.

So, what are the best furniture colors for dark wood flooring?

Drawing from our experience, white, beige, light gray, azure blue, and emerald green are some of the best furniture colors for any room with dark wood floors. These soft and neutral options perfectly balance the intensity of the dark wood, creating a well-balanced ambiance. They can introduce an element of comfort and coziness, softening the room’s overall appearance and making it a welcoming and relaxing environment.

In this post, we will dive further into all the best furniture colors that look awesome alongside dark wood floors, let’s get started :

7 Best Furniture Colors for Dark Wood Flooring

White Furniture

White furniture with dark wood floors | Rug by nuLoom | Artwork by GiantArt

Using white furnishings above dark wooden floors can produce a clean, modern, and elegant vibe. The contrast between the white finishes and dark wood creates an airy feel that can make any room seem larger than it really is.

As you can see in the image above, the crisp white rug complements the dark floor perfectly and create a crisp and comfy look and make the entire space feels more inviting.


Beige Furniture

Beige furniture with dark wooden flooring | Rug by nuLoom | Artwork by Renditions

Some homeowners may think that beige furniture and dark floors don’t mix well and end up looking drab, but as you can see in the picture above, they don’t.

In fact, those two works really well to balance each other in beautiful, seamless ways.


Light Gray Furniture

Light gray furniture with dark wood floors | Rug by nuLoom | Artwork by GiantArt

The typical characteristic of the dark wood floors is a strong, warm ambiance, and sometimes, it can become too intimidating. To reduce and balance it up a bit, light gray can be the best option.

As a cool-toned shade, light gray can neutralize the warmth of the dark wooden floors and create well-balanced spaces.

Moreover, the light gray items can help enhance the elegance of the floors, so it can be a perfect choice especially if you want to create a modern, aesthetic space.


Dark Gray Furniture

Dark gray furniture with dark wooden floors | Rug by nuLoom | Artwork by GiantArt

Another shade of gray that can work perfectly as furniture color for living room with dark wood flooring is dark gray.

We love to use these combinations to create deep, elegant, and bold spaces. With a similar dark tone, both floors and furnishings will blend nicely.


Azure Blue Furniture

Azure blue furniture with dark wood floors | Rug by Luxe Weavers | Artwork by GiantArt

Blue is one versatile shade that can work in almost any interior setting. However, things can be quite different when it comes to dark wood floors.

Based on our experience, it’s very hard to find the right blue shade that will match these kinds of flooring. But thankfully, after trying many different blues, we find the ones that will work with dark hardwood floors, it’s Azure Blue.

This shade named after the mineral, Azurite. And that’s why it had a natural, earthy look that will make it blend perfectly with another earthy tone such as the dark wood flooring.


Emerald Green Furniture

Emerald green furniture with dark wood floors | Rug by nuLoom | Artwork by GiantArt

As a natural and earthy shade, surely green will pair nicely with another earthy tone such as dark wood.

Almost all shades of green can work really well, but if we had to choose, emerald green becomes our number one choice for any spaces with dark wood floors.

Unlike any typical green shades, this emerald green has a bit of elegance and modern vibe, and that’s why it can go well with the dark flooring to produce an amazing, aesthetic space while also bring a bit of freshness to the room’s atmosphere.


Black Furniture

Black furniture with dark wood floors | Rug by Safavieh | Artwork by GiantArt

In today’s society, black furniture is becoming more and more popular. It can bring a perfectly elegant touch in modern ways, especially when combining with another elegant element such as the dark wood flooring.

However, we love to add some white elements around to brighten up the space a bit.

You can do this by painting your walls with white, or use a black and white rug such as the ones that we used in the image example above.


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