These beams tie beautifully into the lighter wood throughout. The choice provides stunning detailing and contrast without weighing down the room.
This medium light wood offers a beautiful contrast without being too stark.
A look at the same wood down a beautifully shaped and illuminated hallway. The wood provides needed balance without drawing too much attention from the other details.
This light wood beaming adds dimension without standing out too much in this open light space. It does offer some contrast, keeping the space from feeling too light and one-dimensional.
Expansive windows and this light wood provide the open and floating feel between these two levels.
Here very light wood pairs with darker surfaces in this kitchen. The floor keeps the light look and adds a simple continuity.
With these neutral walls, this space is elegant, simple and understated.
Very light flooring pairs well with bright colors and darker details, such as this staircase.
Light wood allows for a large quantity of wood surface in a room, adding a smooth continuity of natural materials. The blond throughout, including in the flooring, creates a pleasant overall tone.
This study with all built-in shelving and furniture becomes a solid surrounding without making one feel too enclosed. The windows at the end and the vibrant warmth of the flooring and red color create a great balance.
This extremely light stain pulls together the buttercream paint and the white door and moulding. Dark chairs and that beautiful dark floor ground the space.
Don't you love when intriguing whitewashed rooms are sandwiched between intricate floors and ceilings? The beams above create a great feeling of being surrounded — without feeling too enclosed. Tall ceilings allow for this, along with the beautiful open space throughout.
Similarly, without furniture in this room you can see how the floor and ceiling works together. Brilliant how the ceiling offers a slightly lighter shade while the darker beams match the floor and details throughout.
Dark wood prevails here and ties into the built-in furniture. I usually don't care for such matchy-ness in a room, but the sleekness of each piece keeps it interesting and modern.
A lighter countertop creates subtle yet powerful contrast in a sleek and dark modern kitchen.
Another dark-finished kitchen, though this one pairs with white cabinetry and black accents. The glossy floors and the steel give everything a modern levity.
A lineup of white cabinets seems to float amidst the dark finish, both balanced by the lighter flooring.
Dark dark glossy floors are the perfect choice for this open space. With the weight below, the materials and colors of the room help create a lightness up top. The room seems to be floating on air.