How to choose wood flooring colour
Surprisingly many people struggle with choosing a right colour for their wood flooring.
No wonder - there are so many different colors out there in the market then I'm sure there is product to match even wildest of designer ideas.
While pushing the boundaries of traditional style and being creative are always welcome in interior design industry it is still very important to follow certain rules and guidelines in order to avoid some embarrassing flooring fashion mistakes.
Below you will find few simple but very powerful tips to keep in mind when deciding on wood flooring color for your house, flat interior.
Tips- room size, texture and color of walls, ceiling height and color of furniture should be your first considerations when choosing a color for your floor. In order to final design being successful the colors must complement each other,
- new floors must match existing wood floors to maintain the integrity and the flow of the home,
- avoid using dark floors in small rooms with dark walls - it will make room even more dense and depressing,
- darker colors bring out the warmth in other elements of decor,
_ all marks and scratches become more visible on darker shades wooden floors
- in the rooms with low ceiling go for light colored floors and walls,
- black and dark tones are a popular choice for artists' studios, modern and chic interiors
- natural unstained wood or traditional shades of brown are perfect if you prefer classic look,
- deep and bold colors (various shades of red: oak and ash stained Mahogany, Charcoal, Cherycoral colors) are perfect for commercial interiors, offices and other large spaces where flooring becomes central element of decor,
- warm golden, browns and red wood tones will make your room cosy,
- white and grey floors will make your room spacious,
- go for natural colored wood floors in matt finishes if ability to conceal small dents and scratches is a must,
- remember that color must complement each other and contrast. Floor cannot have identical colour as your furniture and walls,
- take advantage of flooring samples. While photos of interiors and virtual room planner can give you a general idea of what end result might be, there is no better way of determining the floor colour than seeing the sample on-site in natural light.
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