Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ebony or Ivory?

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While I tend to prefer darker finishes and stains for wood, I have found that lately, I’ve been loving the look of limed oak floors as much as ebonized wood floors. While I know there is a huge array of finishes in between, these two are pretty special. We’ll keep this short and sweet. Which would you choose- ebonized or limed floors? Pinned Image

{High Gloss Ebonized Floors- So chic, but SO high-maintenance!}

{Image via House Beautiful }

{Image via ELLE DECOR }

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{I love these rustic, old floors}

{A Lovely Limed Floor in a Chevron Pattern}

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{Super-Wide, Limed Planks}

 

{Images via Pinterest, unless otherwise noted}

15 comments:

K. Gray said...

I love love these!
very classic, black and white! but not too boring or minimal either.. very nice :)

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Sarah Roads said...

Definitely the Lime Wood. The Ebony is IMPOSSIBLE to keep clean. Stunning yes, but only for a second after you've cleaned it. Had both but a light floor is so much easier to live with- unless you have a maid I suppose.

Lindsay @ A Walk in the Closet said...

My husband and I are in the middle of flooring shopping and it's been back and forth for the past while. But after seeing comparison photos, I think we'll stick with our original choice of dark floors. Light is so calming and clean but I think I'm more of a dramatic gal.

Thanks for sharing these photos!

Chloe said...

Love both! I have to say I am generally drawn to the darker flooring but sometimes that lighter floor does the trick.

Aleksandra said...

I love all these pictures!

Anonymous said...

Although I do like both ebony and ivory, I wonder if one of the factors affecting its effect is the ceiling height. If the ceilings are high, dark floors enhance the vertical space; if the ceilings are lower, lighter floor enhance the horizontal space. What do you think about that? My least favorite is the chevron floor because the space is too neutral throughout. Love all the others. xx

p-l-a-i-d said...

The dark floors with white furniture and accessories really appeals to me!

quintessence said...

I love both - clearly the answer is that we all need more than one residence so we don't have to choose :-)

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

I'd have to go with the ebony..... love the contrast with white walls!

LisaMende said...

This has been an ongoing battle for me! I love both looks and cannot decide. It's time to do my floors and I am still on the fence! I also like painted floors...What's a girl to do???? Great pics!

Ana Liza {Three Good Grapes} said...

We just had glossy ebonized wood floors installed. While you can see dust speckles between cleanings, I am in LOVE with them and prefer them any day over limed!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

So glad i found your blog.. Love this post!

Miya @ Design Indulgences said...

Ebony! Black is my favorite color and I love the look of a black floor.

gena said...

Ebonized over limed for sure, but I'd opt for a parquet floor in almost any finish - I am loving the limed chevron!

Aico Villa Valencia said...

You should select the flooring depending on the theme of decor. If you are planning to provide a rustic look to your room then lime oaked floor would be best.