Small Space Contrasts: Light vs. Dark Floors

What looks best in a small space: light or dark floors? Light gives an airy, open feeling, whereas dark anchors and creates definition. We can't decide! So we turn to past Small Cool entrants, the masters of making the most of a little space, and you, our readers: is it deep and dark or light and bright?

LIGHT:
Danielle's Redesigned Disaster
Todd's Handmade Home
Marianne's Stockholm Studio
Christine's Sausalito Skylights
Tamar's Sunny Studio

DARK:
Michael's Mini Manhattan Home
Steve's 'Charred Embers'
Larissa's Cotton Mill Loft
Tanja's Multifunctional & Modern
Carl's Designed to the Millimeter

(Images: as linked above)