Light vs Dark Colored Parquet

So you like parquets and you have chosen it for your flooring. But, then there’s a daunting question, which color that would set the mood to the space? Or how do mix-matched it with your existing furniture? Well, this post will guide you for you in choosing the color.

First of all there so many choices of colors for parquet, oak, maple, ebony and so on. But, at the end of the day, there are two major colors that can be categorized; light and dark. In this Parquet 101 post, we are going to compare light colored parquet to dark color parquet only in terms of how they work with the overall design.

Light Color Parquet

Light color parquet offers a light to your space without adding any light and lamps. This is because light colored parquet allows light to bounce and illuminates the space. Look at the picture below where the natural light bounce from the light color parquet and illuminate the living room.

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The result is your space feels lighter and less claustrophobic than it usually is. So, it is a great solution if you want to make your space feels larger than it really is. You can see in this picture that the space is actually quite small, but with the light-colored parquet, it doesn’t feel squishy.

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Light color parquet also goes with both dark color furniture and light. It goes well with the dark sofa above and adds dimensions due its contrasting colors.

Dark Color Parquet

Many floor designs include a dark stain to make the floor look more aged and antique. The following picture shows that the dark colored parquet brings out the metals of the tables and the brass vases on the shelf because it is such a contrasting element of the room.

pic 03 dark color parquet from kaboompics

Whilst light colored parquet makes the room larger than it seems, dark parquet makes the room feels more intimate. Dark floors tend to work better in larger homes and open floor plans.  Just look at this picture of the entertainment area of a home designed by ma-ru. The dark floor compliments the overall ambiance and sophistication of the space.

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Just like any good TV series, this is only the first episode of our post in helping you to choose a parquet for your home, office, or any kind of space. Stay tuned for more posts from us.

If you have any question or comment, please let us know in the comments sections below, we’ll be happy to answer them.

Thanks for reading.

Sofisofi Insight Team