If you are drawn to light colors and muted pastels such as the tones shown in this photo, consider adding a dark wood floor to create a space that is formal and rich. Adding the dark wood floor creates the feel of a high-end spa and keeps the room from being too delicate.
If you appreciate a more formal mood in your home, a dark wood floor is a good starting point. This Brazilian cherry floor has a muted grain and consistent color with a rich warm undertone. This contributes to the feeling of formality.
The table and chair in the foreground, as well as the sinks and faucets, fit a more modern taste, and then the colors and the floor bring in the traditional connection. This style of room is called transitional, because it combines elements of both modern and traditional. You could place an antique wood armoire on one wall and the floor would make the piece work.
If you are drawn to this look, plan for a balance of modern and traditional, using color and texture to pull everything together. With a little effort, you can create a bedroom suite to rival the best of the classic hotels.