Choosing The Right Color Flooring For Your Home
Hardwoods or carpet? Vinyl or tile? Choosing your flooring material is hard enough — and now you have to think about color, too?
With a plethora of options to choose from, selecting the right color flooring for your home is no easy task. Luckily, our Flooring Experts know a thing or two about this stuff — so we’ve rounded up our top tips to ensure you’ll love your color choice for years to come.
Consider how you will primarily use the space. Movie night on the couch, or dinner parties with friends? Tug-of-war with the puppy, or tummy time with the baby?
The amount of foot traffic through the room might help steer you towards a particular color. A darker color might hide dirt slightly better than a lighter color, but go too dark and you’ll see every dust particle.
Don’t forget it’s about personal style as well. If your tastes err on the trendy side, consider bolder colors, bright whites and super darks. If you’re a bit more conservative, consider sticking to neutral greys or beiges.
Unless you’re starting completely from scratch, you’ll likely have some existing design elements to work around. Whether it’s colorful wallpaper, a comfy old sectional, or Grandma’s antique buffet — you’ll want your new flooring to complement what you already have. Choose tones that work together, and if you’re not sure what works, our Flooring Experts will be happy to help.
Color can significantly alter our perception of a room's size and shape. Overall, lighter and cooler colors tend to recede, while darker and warmer colors advance. This might mean a darker room will feel smaller, however that is not always the case.
The amount of light entering the room can also play a large role, and sometimes it can be fun to embrace a small room by decorating with bold colors.