Trend: Greys and Taupes

Keeping up with trends can be a ton of fun, but it can also be overwhelming. That said, most people prefer a more classic look when making large purchases like flooring, because it’s easier to change the look of the room with accent pieces than it is to replace flooring.

Luckily, one of the hottest trends is flooring right now is a fresh twist on an old classic. We now have more neutral options than we’ve had in the past, with greys and taupes trending in everything from fashion, to furniture, to flooring.

Grey oak has been a furniture phenom in retailers like Restoration Hardware because it’s a classic neutral that works well in modern and traditional designs. It can lend a coastal, worn feel, or a very modern and contemporary edge.

Many flooring manufacturers, such as Beaulieu and Dal Tile have embraced the new neutrals.

The dark flooring that we used to prefer has toned down a bit, especially when it comes to wood. But in every flooring category, grey is the new beige, and taupe is the new espresso. These neutral colors offer a trendier look than their brown counterparts, but still provide a neutral palate that can be spruced up with accessories.

In terms of application, it used to be that flooring should complement or match kitchen or bathroom cabinetry. But the rules have changed and flooring is now being matched to neutral wall tiles, which provides more design options.

Whether you prefer you classics or trends, you can’t go wrong with neutrals. But now you have more options.