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2021 Trend: Stain Hardwood

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2021 Trend: Stain Hardwood

2021 Stain Hardwood Color Trend: Which Colors are Most Popular?

Trends always change by the year, it always evolves every year. This also applies to hardwood floors, let’s see which colors are in trend. Stain colors are the biggest trend in 2020, most notably either dark or light. Light stains give a nice welcoming, warm, and refreshing look. While dark stains give an elegant, sophisticated, and formal look. Between the two, dark stains are more popular this year but it all depends on the style of the home.

In recent times, gray and white washes have been a resurgence! Gray is increasing exponentially in popularity, while white washes are coming back on trend recently.

What are the different colors and which is the most popular?

Dark Colors

Dark colors are definitely the most stylish and elegant. Find which tones suit your tastes and home style the best. Ebony is one of the options, it’s dark in color and gives off an elegant yet cozy look. 

Many prefer having less graining and color variation in the wood plank, it’s more contemporary and makes the floor look more in sync and consistent, making it easier to decorate and style it with, though others might prefer something a bit lighter since it’s easier to clean and maintain.

Light Colors

Light colors are more neutral and give a lighthearted and cheery feel. Though traditional in some sense, it also works well with modern themes and style just like dark colors. They usually last longer and look cleaner.

The type of finishes applied to light colors can have a significant effect on the color. Urethane may make it look more matte, while oil finishes makes it look more natural, and aluminum oxide makes it look more shiny.

Gray and White Colors

Gray is the hottest trend right now, it gives off an elegant and formal look just like dark colors though also providing a neutral and also relaxing feel just like light colors, in a sense it’s the best of both worlds.

White may be an old trend, but it’s resurging back and more people are getting white washes, this trend seems to be driven by the gray trend. White and gray are typically more expensive than the other colors.

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  • Lani Setyawati