Pattern that Packs a Punch: Inspiration for Crazy, Colorful Parquet Flooring

Pattern that Packs a Punch: Inspiration for Crazy, Colorful Parquet Flooring

Eleanor Büsing
Sep 6, 2013

This week at my day job, we're installing a greyed oak parquet floor in a beautiful London flat. Though I'm sure it will be lovely once complete, I can't help but wonder what the space would look like if we put in one of these wild, outrageously vibrant parquet patterns instead.

Colored parquet has been trending for awhile now, and steadily growing. It's still mainly seen in restaurant and retail spaces, but I think a (possibly quieter, more toned down) version of this look could work for residential spaces, as well.

1. As seen on Designboom, these floors are part of a color-coded concept house by Swedish architects Ham & Videgard Hansson.

2. This yellow floor, from Design Milk, was created inside London's Selfridges department store by McKay Flooring.

3. Established & Sons' cozy armchair looks great on an incredible floor in an ad for their furniture seen on Plastolux.

4. This space was created by designers Maria Cordero and Malena Perkins as part of a design fair in Argentina. Via Portuguese Glamour.

5. Mulitcolored parquet has become a signature of Stella McCartney boutiques worldwide. Here, via Dezeen, the pink-hued version in her Milan shop.

How do you feel about colored parquet? Have you seen it in a shop or restaurant near you? Would you ever consider this for your home?

(Images: As linked above)

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