No matter how you feel about roses, teddy bears and conversation hearts, the red and pink holiday that rolls around every February is the perfect time to show appreciation for the special people in your life. So whether you’re going for a romantic night out or spending ‘Galentines’ with your girls, let the love in!
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we at Hearthwood wanted to share a little love with all of you by showcasing a few wood trends that we can’t help falling for:
- Light, airy naturals like White Rock (pictured above) from the Tennessee Trails Collection are definitely turning heads this year, creating a genuine love connection with homeowners everywhere. These shades help create a contemporary look in the home and play exceptionally well in rooms that receive an abundance of natural light. A low-sheen finish enhances an effortless, overall natural vibe that still provides ample visual impact.
- Darker and cool wood tones continue to capture hearts. A variety such as Lodge (pictured above) from the Tall Timbers Collection makes a bold style statement with a darker, more modern look. You will not see graining as much and your floors may require more frequent cleaning as they show dust and light-colored pet hair more. A mid-tone antique brown such as Mandolin Melody from the Appalachian Spring Collection will offer a rich, darker floor that’s also easy to maintain.
- Across the nation, greys are warming up, blending warm and cool for a “greige” effect. Since plain grey can feel a little cold and industrial, balancing cooler tones with warm undertones like beige or brown creates the perfect blend for modern and timeless design. The multi-tonal effect in Harvest Hymns (pictured above) from the Au Naturelle Collection is created by layering grey, white and natural stains, combining for a versatile neutral that coordinates with a wide variety of design styles.
- Subtle wire-brushing effects appeal to homeowners who want natural texture and some visual interest from their floors. Think of wire brushing found in varieties like Sunkissed (pictured above) from the Woodlands Collection as creating a more modern version of rough distressed wood. Since wire brushing exposes and enhances the graining of the wood surface, it’s also a stylish way to help camouflage wear and tear as the floors ages, and showcases the authentic detail you only find in real hardwood.
There’s a lot to love about these trending Hearthwood hardwood styles. Find your perfect balance of classic charm and on-trend visuals for gorgeous floors that will always make your heart skip a beat. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Hearthwood!