A Gallery of Scene-Stealing Painted Floors

published Apr 17, 2016
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(Image credit: Elle Decoration)

Changing your floors is generally one of those Big Deal kind of things — something that will take a major budget, and/or a lot of time, to bring about. But if you’ve got wood floors, or concrete floors, or anything paint-friendly, there’s another option: adding an inexpensive coat of color to your floor. Just be sure not to paint yourself into a corner.

Above: The checkerboard in this space from Elle Decoration isn’t just unpainted squares and stark white squares — the whitewashed, half-tone spaces in between lend subtlety and texture to the pattern.

(Image credit: Bolig)

Pastel colors lend a little softness to a wood floor from Bolig.

(Image credit: A Bolt of Blue)

Angular shapes in bright colors lend a little excitement to this foyer, spotted on A Bolt of Blue.

(Image credit: Skona Hem)

A painted floor from Skona Hem.

(Image credit: Design Milk)

Their transparency helps these painted floor squares from Design Milk play nicely with other elements. (The pattern being set on a diagonal — something we’ve seen from all the other patterns here — keeps things interesting.)

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A diamond pattern in black and white from 1st Dibs.

(Image credit: RSD Design)

Floors don’t have to be patterned to be interesting — a single color can do the trick, as evidenced by this beautiful blue floor from Real Living via RSD Design.

(Image credit: Vii Villa)

A classic checkerboard from Vii Villa.

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A bold geometric pattern in a space from s_artuso, via Popsugar.

A bold painted pattern makes the room in this space from the book Freunde von Freunden: Friends, via Yatzer.