There’s something counter-intuitive about a vivid pattern floor – the type that grabs your eye and keeps it focused there. By treating floor pattern like an accent wall (essentially the floor is the 5th wall) the effect can be stunning. My first thought about floor patterns usually turn to tile. By its nature, tile lends itself to pattern as we’ve seen in the Hollywood Family and the Cement Tile kitchens. On a contemporary bathroom floor [top] large-scale color-block tiles in variegated blues are completely abstract, as befits such a modern bath. The tile also manages to evoke a landscape of sea and sky. Nice.
In a rustic bath, black and white tiles are set into a faux-carpet runner that spans the sink end of the bathroom. The “carpet” border is composed of standard field tiles set diagonally. Larger-scale cement, tiles with their typical geometric motifs, are worked into the center area. Large square black and white field tiles take on a more classic Dutch-style checkerboard marble pattern in the tub end of the room.
In addition to a striking pattern, carpets that cover most of a floor can lay down a basic color for the scheme of a room. The grid pattern of this unusual geometric area rug floor suggests tile while the super-plush texture evokes a very different surface. The basic “tile” design is also picked up in the sofa pillows.
A flat color-block dhurrie carpet almost looks like paint on the floor of this Swedish-inspired guest room. Swedish homes sometimes have painted floors so it’s a bit of a pun but again, it fully supports the overall color scheme.
This raw wood plank floor, badly in need of refinishing, was significantly improved by a large-scale pattern created with stencils and white paint that works well with the chippy décor.
Despite the obvious wear patterns that appear over time, the glossy geometric painted color blocks can be seen as 3-D optical illusions on this cottage kitchen floor, which has great visual appeal. Even if the flooring wasn’t old, you might paint it like this anyway.
(Source: archdaily, mindyourpsandqs, greg natale, jane churchill, makezine, pinterest)
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