Aug 15, 2022 | Flooring America
If you’ve been resisting the call of the wild, now is the perfect time to get out of your comfort zone and get inspired by the great outdoors. People say to find yourself, you first must get lost; and what better way to get lost than to immerse yourself in natural beauty and summer sunshine. Allow the wildflowers blowing in the breeze and the mystery and majesty of the mountains and forests to re-energize your creative spirit and the interior spaces you love.
This summer, we’ve created a beautiful colorway full of bright, adventure-inspiring hues in a range of colors. Taking inspiration from the rolling hills and blooming wildflowers that share their beauty all season long, we’ve paired a cool sky blue and grassy green with brighter, floral shades of pink, cream and gold. Any of these nature-inspired summer colors work to brighten up your space this season and make the perfect accents to a home that is otherwise clad in neutral tones. For a more natural look, consider blues and greens reminiscent of the perfect summer day, or go bold with hints of Rose Garden pink or Mayan gold to create a dreamy, summer sunset right inside your home.
Nothing says summer quite like a light & bright color palette. Our stylish summer flooring picks are all inspired by the light and airy feel of a summer evening, that warm July breeze on your cheek as you’re filled with a wanderlust only this time of year can bring. With this in mind, we gathered our favorite durable flooring choices that perfectly complement our summer colorway to help you create the seasonal interior of your dreams.
A natural wood appearing floor is perfect for the summer, and this vinyl plank flooring from Galvanite PetTech is just the product for it. Not only does this durable vinyl flooring have high-definition embossing to create a true-to-life wood look, but it is also crafted with a waterproof core and comes with a scratch-proof, thermo-resin topcoat; making it great for combatting the heat and humidity that summer always brings.
If you’re not sold on vinyl flooring and want a true, genuine wood floor, try our hickory hardwood flooring from Downs. The light, sandy color of the wood makes it perfect for creating a light, airy feel in your space that shines in the summer and won’t look out of place throughout the rest of the year. This flooring features wider planks and a distressed surface, which helps to make your space feel larger than it is and brings a homey, lived-in atmosphere.
If wood floors aren’t your cup of tea but you still want something durable, consider a ceramic or porcelain tile, like this Revo tile by Floorcraft. Not only is this stunning tile reminiscent of a cloudy summer sky, it’s also waterproof, stainproof, dentproof, and scratch and slip resistant – the perfect choice for a household with kids or pets. Or, for those that simply live a busy lifestyle and don’t want to worry.
Comfort is key, and even in the summertime, there is no floor quite as soft and comforting underfoot as carpet. Invest in our Undercliff Drive carpet by Innovia Touch, a cut-and-loop carpet that’s made with especially fine fibers. This carpet is ultra-soft, and comes with special fiber casings that repel liquids and soil, making dirt and spills easy to clean up. While this carpet comes in a wide variety of shades, we recommend a lighter color, such as the stunning Open Air blue, for a true summer feel.
Aside from updating your home flooring, there are plenty of ways to add some summer to your home design. Materials like wicker and jute practically scream beachy and do a fine job of bringing that vibe to your space, regardless of your proximity to the coast. Especially when paired with a lighter, neutral color palette and living plants, this natural material will have you dreaming of summer all year long.
And as if this wasn’t enough to inspire, you can continue to discover more color palettes and design inspiration perfect for the season in our summer edition of Design at Home. Plus, keep up to date on all the latest design and flooring trends by visiting our blog.