Best Wall Colors For Dark Wood Floors


Are you looking for paint colors that go with dark wood floors? Here I’m breking down the best paint colors for walls that will compliment your new or existing dark hardwood floors.

While your floors do play a large part in your overall interior design, they are not nearly as important in terms of the overall look as wall colors are.

Don’t Overthink The Color of Your Wood Floors

A good rule of thumb to remember is that you should choose a paint color with undertones that matches or compliment your floors.

Choosing Cool vs Warm Wall Colors

Taking floors out of the equation, choosing a gray paint color can be tricky because of the myriad of possible undertones. For this reason, I almost always suggest a greige paint color.

Popular Gray and Greige Paint Colors for Dark Wood Floors

I mentioned this previously, but I think it warrants mentioning again. If you’re dealing with a large space with a whole lot of dark wood floors, don’t be afraid to lighten things up with an area rug or runner.

Add an Area Rug

While gray and greige paint colors continue to be the most popular, blue is a close second, especially in bedrooms and bathrooms.

Other Colors Like Blues and Greens

I hope you found my tips helpful! As with selecting any paint color, always be sure to narrow it down to a few you love and then test them in your home! Curious as to what paint colors are best for light wood floors? The same color theory applies!