I'm totally into painted floors. They sound impractical, but if done the right way, you can get a really cool look that looks even cooler as it wears. These oak floors were once stained very dark. They sanded them down, painted them white and then put down a polyurethane similar to the finish they put on professional basketball courts to make them really durable.
In the right space, these floors could make a crazy statement. I really like the white that this family did in their beach house. I could also see a these done in a cooler grey tone with the white trim. The painted brick detail behind this dining set is pretty kick ass too. Looks like it could have been an old fireplace.
(via Coastal Living)