Floors are the foundation of your home and act as the centrepiece that bring your colour scheme and decorating style together. Good floors will last a lifetime so it’s important to get them right. The trends in décor and interior design are forever changing and evolving, and while it’s easy to update your paint colour and change a few light fittings as trends come and go, you want to make sure that your flooring is something modern and stylish but also elegant and timeless. At Woodcut we have exceptional passion for and knowledge of timber, specialising in high quality engineered floorboards in Sydney and Melbourne. When selecting floorboards, it’s important to choose something you love and that works with your style of home rather than something that’s on trend, but if you are searching for a look that’s both, here are some popular options in floorboards for this year.

Cool Tones

The trend towards cooler colours has been on the rise in interior design for at least the last few years and it is not losing momentum any time soon. Cool tones are preferred for both the walls and floors, and these work hand in hand together. In timber flooring, there has been a strong shift away from warmer tones such as reds, red/brown blends or yellow undertones and a preference towards browns that are pure and cool, with no red undertones, greys, charcoal and even black.

Solid Black

Black continues to be a strong feature in interiors, and not just as an accent colour. True black floorboards can look right at home in almost style of house from a modern minimalist space to warehouse loft-style apartment, black also works in heritage home and is often a good solution for homes that have a mixture of wood styles as it camouflages the differences more. A bold design choice that oozes sophistication, just remember that black floors tend to show every bit of dust, so be aware of this.

Grey and Grey Blends

Grey is another interior design hue that is here to stay, and not just on walls and in styling pieces. A neutral, liveable option, grey flooring has been on the rise, and you can see it everywhere you go, from high end new apartments to luxurious suburban renovations. An incredibly flexible option, grey floors can work well with a soft pastel palette or with bolder, brighter colours, and sits easily alongside both cool colours and warm tones. With so many shades to choose from, whether you choose a soft subtle grey wash or daring deep silver, grey floorboards instantly add an unrivalled level of class and sophistication, and can instantly modernise any home.


While cool, darker hues are certainly popular, so are colours at the opposite end of the spectrum. White washed wood is back, and it’s rapidly growing in popularity. Reinvented and modernized, today’s whitewashed floorboards are matte finish and subtle in character so that the floors look more natural, just a bit lighter and a tad whiter than natural floors. Soft, whitewashed timber for the floor adds the perfect balance of organic texture and modern warmth to any space.


The perfect creamy, neutral backdrop for any space, blonde timber floors are incredibly versatile and work in almost any home and with any décor style, whether it be Scandinavian, beach house, minimalist or monochromatic. Blonde floors work in everything from relaxed to upscale designs, and they are perfect accompaniment to almost any shade of cabinetry, walls and décor.

Natural Finishes

It’s not just particular colours that are currently trending, when it comes to the finish, matte, satin and low-lustre are currently prevalent. Glossy and semi-gloss sheens are very dated, and very difficult to maintain, as they show every speck of dust and dirt. Popular and practical, flatter finishes are easier to clean and will stand the test of time. It’s not just floors are going matte, these sheen preferences are complemented in other surfaces such bench tops, wall paint colours and brushed metal hardware and fixtures.

If you’re looking to add a special touch to your home, high quality timber floorboards are the perfect option. Whether it’s a renovation or new home build, the team at Woodcut can provide premium engineered timber flooring for your project across Australia. Dedicated to professional service and supplying exceptional quality products, we’ve developed a reputation as the trusted engineered timber flooring professionals. Visit our showrooms in Sydney or Melbourne today or get in touch with us online now.