Painted wood floors create controversy regardless of color choice, so let's set aside the feeling that painting of wood floors is a sin and simply embrace the uplifting energy that a fresh coat of paint can add to flooring.

Painting a floor is a trick that usually is reserved for turning a floor that is beyond repair into a stunner on a budget. Just remember to use paint specific for flooring so that you don't have to re-paint after every high heel that walks through your house.

1. Mary McDonald on Casa Sugar
2. Bold Chevron stripes from House Beautiful
3. Mint green stairs add a retro touch to a beach house from Elle Décor
4. Monochromatic blue floors in a boy's bedroom from House to Home
5. Painted floors in Jason and John's house tour

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