Created by a series of angled parallel lines that form a mesmerising zigzag, the herringbone pattern has withstood the test of time and remains present in diverse design styles. With varying block-edge length ratios, such as 2:1 or sometimes 3:1, the versatile design adapts to a wide range of uses, dimensions and materials. 

While the herringbone arrangement may seem simple at first glance, the strong directionality of the typically 45-degree angle lines requires careful design for a seamless and consistent look. By playing with geometric shapes, it continues to be a trend that infuses style and structure into interior design while complementing a space’s overall aesthetic. 

Caption: Combining colours and materials like woods with classic marble. Product: Motif Extra | Calacatta Gold Herringbone Reflex.  
Image courtesy of Marca Corona 
Integrating flooring patterns with diverse wood styles. Product: Studio | Oak AB White.  
Image courtesy of Kährs 


When designing herringbone wood flooring, playing with tones, dimensions and textures creates infinite variations and configurations. Due to the distinctiveness of each natural wood block, using oak textures can produce captivating patterns with lighter or darker tones. 

Using neutral colours such as whites, beiges and light greys can complement the herringbone pattern and make it visually striking. Adding contrasting elements with different textures, such as metallic finishes or vibrant colours, can further amplify the pattern’s impact. To maintain a natural aesthetic, natural lighting becomes an ally that accentuates the design

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