In 2019, flooring in shades from birch to light oak will be right on trend. These brighter hues literally reflect more light, lifting darker spaces, and can be incorporated into a range of looks.
Always make a point to use natural light to the best of your ability. Place areas of most use (ie. dining or living areas) in the spaces that get the most light. Avoid crowding items into a space as this can make it feel smaller and darker. Better to choose a few high quality items and give them room to breathe.