"Applying paint to the ground has had a long history of enlivening rooms, whether the whitewashed wood floors in traditional Swedish homes or the beautiful patterns made famous by tastemaker Pauline de Rothschild. A solid color can conceal unsightly cracks and highlight furnishings, while a geometric design or faux-stone motif adds instant drama."
-Elle Decor September 2010
I've always admired the look of painted floors. To me, it gives a fresh and clean look to a room, rather than overwhelming you with overdone walls. Painting the floor is also a less expensive alternative then having to redo a surface and can give a whole new look to a room.
love these painted steps!
Images courtesy of Elle Decor