Skip to Main Content
Bright and airy bedroom with rich wood flooring

New Wood Flooring Trends: Color

From traditional browns to fashion-forward grays and newer, warmer tones, those looking for a wood or wood look flooring have an exceptional color palette to choose from. And no matter what your favorite shade of flooring may be, you are guaranteed a timeless, natural look and feel that will uplift a room just how you want it to.

Whether you want to craft a bold, eye-catching room or create classic warmth, the color of your wood floors will always make a huge difference. As you design your dream home layout, here are a few new, wood flooring color trends to definitely explore!

Warm, Natural Tones and Lighter Shades

Currently, warmer, natural tones and lighter shades are making the biggest splash in residential flooring. And what’s not to love? Floors that capture the natural look of freshly cut wood with subtle warm undertones have moved to the forefront for good reason. You’ll love these fresh-cut details, which are also easily seen in ethereal warm and cool shades, pale ivory, and powdery soft grays.

modern living room

Need proof? Look no further than some of the newest styles of Mohawk’s TecWood and RevWood products. The Sand Dune shade from the Boardwalk Collective style of RevWood Plus is a warm oak shade that softly emphasizes the wood grain, knots and other natural character marks in the wood.

You will also see that tonal putty has replaced black filler for knots to offer a softer, more natural look. For even more warmth, you can choose a wood style that features tonal variation, sometimes even offering a range of naturals and lights found together within a single plank.

Reds and Oranges are Starting to Reappear

While traditional red and orange wood tones have not been the most popular shades in past years, changes are taking place.

Popular natural wood colors are already receiving subtle oranges in warm undertones, and this year’s saturated browns have shifted towards red.

Clearly this trend will continue to produce dazzling results such as this gorgeous Oak Cherry variety from the Woodmore style of TecWood.

hardwood floor

What About Gray?

Cool gray has long been a favorite neutral of homeowners and interior designers alike, more recently making its way into wood flooring from dark earthy charcoals to soft airy tones.

Although the overall wood flooring market has seen the palette shifted towards fresh, warmer colors, gray remains a go-to hue for chic, modern interiors.

Whether you crave an icy iridescence or a light, airy vibe, Ashlar Oak from the Rare Vintage style of new RevWood select will capture attention and hearts with ease.

modern grey kitchen

Colors in Design

So, how do these color trends play out in an actual design scheme? The move to more natural and warmer wood tones plays well in the most forward looking designs. Softer woods lend relaxed elegance to interiors inspired by simplicity, while planks with natural colors speak to the organic forms of mid-century design.

Whites and pale grays marry perfectly with sundrenched coastal looks, and the raw-cut wood tones lend themselves to both the exposed industrial vibe and the earthy feel of eclectic spaces. Darker grays such as espresso, charcoal and off-black are being used in sharp contrast to soft lights and naturals to produce striking appeal.

To find wood flooring in all of the latest colors to inspire your next project, come check out the selection in our store!