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The floor: a piece of furniture

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Living room
Oak Brown Jasper, photo: @mariann.nerland
Who: Ingrid Knutsen, Interior Architect
What: Recently started the firm Studio IN, @studioin
Where: Kristiansand, Norway


Being an Interior Architect, I want to inspire others. It is important to me to use my
creativity to create unique designs for each customer.
 
TRENDS CHANGE
I’ve noticed that more people want to use colour in their interior, and dark floors are
one of the elements that we are starting to see more of. It is fun to see how the
different trends evolve.


Oak Brown Jasper, Photo: @mariann.nerland
  
Dark floors create depth to the room, and also brings forth a calm atmosphere. When
we come home, we often feel the need to sit back and relax. Dark floors can contribute
to that relaxing feeling.


Walnut americ. Live Pure
 
Even though I still believe that light floors have a stable place in today’s trends, more
people are starting to choose dark floors. We are not afraid to be different, and we
dare to stand out.

 
Moodboard: @studioin
 
A dark floor often creates more attention, because it is a furniture on its own, and it is
also a timeless choice. When some people choose a dark floor, they go outside their
comfort zone, but they just might end up with a floor that they are even more proud of.


Oak Chalk Black Live Pure
 
COLOURS THAT MATCH YOUR PERSONALITY
If you wonder which colours you should choose for a dark floor, both dark and light
colours are good options. Light colours create a beautiful contrast, while dark colours
can create that warm atmosphere. Don’t be afraid to paint all your walls in the same
colour. Paint your living room in the colour that you like and use textiles in the same
colour palette as your wall colour, together with a colour of contrast. Colours represent
our personality, so mix different colours and choose something you will be happy with.

When it comes to colour trends, we are moving more towards lighter and warmer
colours. Instead of choosing the darkest wall colours, we are seeing more of it in
other materials, like floors and black details in steel.

 
Photo: Line Klein, @Jotun: Lady Pure Color 12083 Devine and Lady Minerals 2024 Senses 

A good advice when it comes to choosing the right floor is to use plank to create the
feeling of a bigger room. Skirtings and stair nosings also contribute to this.

MY FAVOURITES FROM JOTUN AND BOEN THIS AUTUMN:


 
 
Read more about Ingrid Knutsen and Studio In here
 
See our dark floors here.

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