How to Choose the Right Colour for Your Floor

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Choosing the right colour for your floor can be a big decision. The colour you pick will have a big impact on the overall look of your room, so it’s important to think carefully about what type of floor you want. You might think that the possibilities are endless, but there are a few factors to consider to ensure your floor achieves exactly what you want it to achieve.

Below are our top tips for choosing the right colour for your floor.

What Mood do You Want to Create in the Room?

You should first think about what mood you want to create in your room. Do you want a room that feels light and airy? Then go for lighter colours, like a light timber finish or white flooring. If you want a more dramatic or cosy room, go for darker colours, like dark rustic wood finishes. If you want a peaceful, meditative space, grey stone effect vinyl flooring can be great to get the right atmosphere without feeling too cold. Grey flooring is also very on-trend and modern, whereas wooden flooring will bring a more traditional and rustic feel.

How Big is the Room?

The size of the room could affect what colour flooring you want to go for. Smaller rooms will benefit from lighter colours. They can make a room feel bigger and airier, so go for shades such as lighter beiges and blonde timber finishes.

On the other hand, if you have a large room and want to make it feel cosier, darker colours will be perfect for creating a more intimate feel. Warm, dark wood finishes can bring a large room together and make it feel less expansive.

How Much Natural Light Does the Room Get?

The lighting in a room will change throughout the day. Ideally, you’ll be able to take a floor sample home so you can see what it will look like in the morning, afternoon, and at night with artificial lighting.

Generally, rooms that don’t get much light will benefit from lighter colour flooring. Too dark a shade will make the room feel dingy and small, whereas lighter tones will help to enhance the light and make the room feel bigger and airier. However, if your room gets lots of natural light, you’ll have more freedom to pick between light or darker tones.

What Colour are Your Walls and Furniture?

Your flooring will be part of the overall interior design of your room – so don’t forget to think about how it will look next to your furniture and choice of wall colour. If you have more minimalist and neutral furniture, you might want to pick flooring that matches and complements. Or, you might want to make more of a statement with the flooring instead.

If you have vibrant furniture, a more neutral floor can help these pieces to stand out and prevent the room from looking too busy. Whilst maximalism can be a great interior choice, you’ll still want to avoid having too many different materials and finishes in one room, so consider what will look good together. Choose tones from the same colour palette, like pairing together warm shades or cooler tones.

Do You Want to Match the Flooring Elsewhere in the Home?

You should think about the flooring in your room in relation to the floors elsewhere in your home. Having the same type of flooring in every room can help to improve room flow and create a sense of unity. But having separate types of flooring for each room can help to divide rooms into their uses and create better boundaries. This can be especially useful when you have open-plan rooms and want to create zones.

If you want to create a cohesive feel in your home without just using the same exact flooring for each room, pick complementing colours. This can help to create those zones and division between each room without it looking too mismatched.

Kingswood at Home has a range of luxury rigid vinyl flooring which beautifully mimic the look of natural wood and stone. We have various colours in each finish so you can find exactly the right flooring for your interiors. Book a free home consultation or request a brochure to find out more about our flooring.

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