Kitchen floor is too dark, what can I do to make it appear brighter?

Denetria Bardo
by Denetria Bardo
How do I brighten a dark vinyl wood grain flooring in my small kitchen.
  8 answers
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jul 13, 2016
    Is it an old floor? You could probably whitewash it...I've painted my vinyl floor, but I don't expect it to last forever, and I wouldn't do it on a new floor. You could cover it with a floating floor. You could put a rug down--I don't favour that option, since I spill everything. :)
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jul 13, 2016
    Short term solution would be to purchase a bright rug.
  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Jul 13, 2016
    A little more info would help us to help you. How long do you expect the floor to stay like it is? Will you be replacing it soon Are you in a rental?? As MN Mom suggested an area rug could work .
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 13, 2016
    Putting a kitchen runner down would be the most cost effective. Once you decide on a color scheme follow through with coodernating accessories.
  • Robert Stewart Robert Stewart on Jul 13, 2016
    I would paint the walls a light color and upgrade your lighting
  • Swinnen Lisette Swinnen Lisette on Jul 14, 2016
    I have the same problem : painted the cabinets of my little kitchen white, and the ceiling which was also in wood color. I am selling the house so I don't want to spent much to brighten the really dark vinyl floor. I will keep MN Mom's idea in mind and buy a bright rug. Only I am going to buy a square of bright vinyl to put on the existing flooring as a rug.. easy to clean and instant brightness !
  • Pam Walker Pam Walker on Jul 14, 2016
    Go to Lowe's & pick up a box of peel-n-stick floor tile laminates & place them down over the existing floor in a brighter color. They got all kinds of colors & styles. Simple & cheap. :)
  • Patty Patty on Jul 14, 2016
    You could paint it. the experts in the paint stores can tell you how to do it. I painted my BR floor and it looks so good, I can't hardly believe it looks so good.