Hardwood Flooring Trends | Wood Floor Trends 2021

Hardwood flooring is one of the most popular flooring options to date. As different trends come and go, hardwood flooring has maintained its status as a top flooring option for centuries. In 2020 we saw some amazing Hardwood trends emerge that took the booming Home Remodeling industry by storm! Hardwood floor color trends like designing with White Oak, wider planks, and light brown have dominated the past few years. As we approach the halfway mark of 2021 we have spotted some new hardwood trends emerging, and have compiled the top trends we’re seeing!

Dark Hardwoods

If 2020 was the year of light hardwood, 2021 is the year of dark hardwood. The dark hardwood trend is making a big statement as we progress through the year. As people remodel their homes this year they are focusing more on their individual style and decor taste. Darker hardwood lends itself to almost any decor style, therefore it allows the homeowner to change up their home-style whenever they want. After a long year of being stuck in the house, we have all come to appreciate the ability to change up your space and curate a home we absolutely love. When designing with dark hardwood floors it’s important to make them an accent in the space and not the focal point. This will allow you to leave yourself open for many different design styles and decor moving forward. 

Storm Cloud Homestead 5″ Red Oak Hardwood Kitchen Flooring
Homestead 5″ Red Oak Hardwood in Storm Cloud

Natural Hardwood

At the other end of the spectrum, natural hardwood colors are a returning trend. As we minimize and declutter our homes, we see people moving to a more simple look. Design styles like Scandinavian and Minimalist Interior Design are giving people a more zen way of living. Natural Hardwood that is more cool than warm, drowns out the yellow and gives a more fresh look to a home.  

Natural Nantucket White Oak 5″ Hardwood Living Room Flooring
Nantucket White Oak 5″ Hardwood in Natural

Herringbone Hardwood 

Change the way you lay hardwood because Herringbone and Chevron Patterns have never been so popular as in 2021. Gone are the days where hardwood was just a simple design. Originally made popular by flexible wood tiles, today’s hardwood can be laid and cut to fit many different patterns. This is a particularly popular hardwood floor design trend because it gives the illusion that a room is much larger than it seems. 

Hardwood Flooring in Kitchen
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Greige = Grey + Beige

Grey has been a dominant force in hardwood floor colors for years but this trend is evolving as well. Greige floors offer a softer palette that is more versatile than its Grey and Beige parents. There are many different variations of Greige, both darker and lighter allowing the homeowner to find the perfect shade for their home. This particular hardwood floor color trend can act as a neutral platform to propel splashes of bright colors in the home.

Coliseum Baldwin Hills 6″ Hickory Hardwood Flooring
Baldwin Hills 6″ Hickory Hardwood in Coliseum
Chesapeake Baldwin Hills 6″ Hickory Hardwood Flooring
Baldwin Hills 6″ Hickory Hardwood in Chesapeake

Wire Brushed Hardwood 

Wire Brushed Hardwood gives the appearance of a more weathered soft hardwood. Not only does this look absolutely gorgeous, but the slightly grainy feel also helps to hide any scratches or dents that occasionally happen. This hardwood flooring trend also gets bonus points for being an easier floor to walk on because of its grain!

Hardwood Vintage Random Width American Walnut Flooring
Vintage Random Width American Walnut in Hardwood