Wood floor colors...
We have needed desperately to refinish our wood floors for a while now. They are oak (I think red oak) and are original to the house. They were once finished with wax but it does nothing to protect them any more so every little drop of water bleaches them.
Anyway oak would never be my first choice but it's what we've got and I'm SO TORN on what color to finish them! I really love dark floors, old worn dark floors, but our house tends, as many modest capes do, to be on the darker side, even with all the windows and doors open. I'm becoming very concerned that a dark floor will make it seem a little cave-like.
That being said I tend to HATE lighter floors...the only exceptions being cypress (or some northern pines) or hickory because of the characters of the colors or the knots. Light oak is not something that appeals to me at all (though if I had to I could change my way of thinking about them and live with them alright). I'm not sure if it's natural or from the wax but the oak has a VERY orange cast to it that I hate quite a bit...I'm not sure if that would happen if we sanded them down and just clearcoated them.
Repainting our walls to make them lighter is not an option as we've just painted everything and I love the colors we've chosen (I have to admit, one room is black...which I have to say is ours and everyone's favorite room in the house...but you can see the quandry with the floors!).
I'm so lost I have no idea, I'm open to any suggestions!