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Painted Floors

Painted wood floors lend a vintage feel to a space and can add color and pattern to a room. They can eliminate the need for a rug and can be a less expensive alternative to refinishing floors.

Interior designer Allison Kandler often uses colorful painted floors in her design projects, as seen in the two photos below.

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Alison Kandler (Santa Monica project)
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Alison Kandler (Santa Monica project)

Below is a pretty farmhouse style painted entry floor:

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John Murray, architect, via Quintessence Blog

The painted floor below adds a fun touch of color and pattern to the bedroom:

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House Beautiful via Apartment Therapy

The blue/green stairs add a nice touch of color to the beach house below:

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Elle Decor via Apartment Therapy

As pretty as these floors are, the prospect of trying one out in your home could be intimidating. After all, you would have to be brave to paint your nice wood floors! However, if you like the look, but aren’t feeling completely daring, why not try it on the floor of your porch? This seems like less of a commitment than painting a floor inside your home, and it can have a huge positive impact on your outdoor space.

Here are some examples of painted porch floors:

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via Flickr
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Southern Living
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HGTV (header image as well)
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Sarah Richardson’s vacation cottage via Between Naps on the Porch
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House Beautiful

I love the above green painted floor–it is Benjamin Moore’s Narragansett Green

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House Beautiful
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House Beautiful

The above green is Benjamin Moore’s Army Green.

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Country Living

The above turquoise painted floor is perfect for a beach cottage.

What do you think of painted floors? Would you try one?

 

13 thoughts on “Painted Floors

  1. We have hardwood floors all through our home. One bedroom floor had some minor damage – scuff marks, water stains etc. This room was for our younger daughter and with the thought of an occasional accident, we painted the floor! I love the idea and would do it in the other rooms. Also, we painted the front porch to accent the outdoor decor! Great post! Have a great weekend.

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  2. When I was in college, there was a faculty member who had an apartment in an older house. She had the floors painting a pale pinkish-white (not sure what you’d call it) and I remember loving the way it looked. I have always remembered it with admiration.

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    1. I would love to have seen that! I think many people paint them because it is cheaper and easier than refinishing them–but sometimes the result is so much more interesting! Thanks for commenting Nancy!

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  3. Love this post! I have thought about painting the wood floors in our center hallway many times, but have chickened out. It is a look that I love though! Maybe someday I will get up the nerve 🙂

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  4. At home we painted several wooden floors and two stairways, protected with runners. They held up beautifully. At camp I recently painted a bedroom with ceramic tiles. I hope it holds up as well as the wooden floors have over the years, as I have recently noticed a few scratches…

    I love looking at all the unique painted floor designs.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy the week, and all it has to offer.

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