Light or Dark: Which Choice is Right for Your Kitchen Flooring?

When you are designing your dream kitchen, or remodeling your existing kitchen, the floors are one space that should be getting plenty of attention. The floor is one of the largest surfaces in the room, which means that it can have a huge impact on the overall look of the room. While there are many options for color and pattern for your kitchen, it may help you narrow down your options to start by choosing whether you want a light or a dark floor. Both offer a unique style to a space, and both have pros and cons. Here’s what you need to know.

Pros and Cons of a Light Kitchen Floor

Most of us already know that a lighter floor can make a room feel much bigger. The fact that the floor isn’t soaking up a lot of the light the way a dark floor can will help a small space feel airy and bright. Light-colored floors work well in a space that has dark cabinets or counters, because it offers a contrast that makes the cabinetry stand out. Lighter colors are often interpreted as calmer and more peaceful in a space. Believe it or not, lighter floors in the kitchen also hide scratches better than darker floors.

However, there are some cons to a lighter floor. If you go too light, it can make the room feel clinical or cold, especially if your cabinets are also light-colored. Additionally, many people find that lighter colored floors don’t appear as rich or luxurious as darker colored floors.

Pros and Cons of a Dark Kitchen Floor

If you love the appearance of traditional décor, or you want your kitchen to feel very rich, a darker floor is for you. Dark floors are perfect for making a statement in a kitchen. The contrast between the floor and lighter walls or cabinetry can make the room feel very contemporary. Many people like darker floors to hide dirt or spills, but keep in mind that scratches will show up more clearly on a darker floor. Darker floors are often easier to mix with different types of décor styles, so if you like to switch up your look, this may be the option for you.

However, there are also some cons to choosing a darker floor. In a small room, dark floors can soak up a lot of the light and make the room feel smaller. Dark floors can feel cozy, but they can also feel stern and hard if paired with unforgiving, stark colors like pure white.

Check Out Your Options in Our Showroom

If you can’t decide which type of kitchen floor you want, come to our showroom and check out the stunning options available today. We can help you decide what type of flooring is perfect for your style and needs. We can also come to your home and help you custom-design your look. Contact us at 613-274-3535 or stop by Ottawa Diamond Flooring today.