Over the years, we have helped many homeowners decide on their flooring as well as install it. And one of the most popular questions we get during the decision-making process is ‘what color floors should I choose?’ While everything is ultimately up to the homeowner, we know some tips you need to consider when picking the right color. In this guide, we go over everything you need to think about when choosing floor colors.
Think of the Room Size
Did you know that the size of the room and floor color affect each other? Specific flooring colors can widen a space or even make them feel cozier. For larger rooms, warm or dark tones can create an inviting and positive environment. Then for smaller rooms, lighter or natural colors makes a room feel bigger
Consider Your Wall Color
You want your wall and floor colors to complement each other. Clashing colors change the atmosphere in the room. Instead of having a pleasing room, you can create chaos and confusion just through colors. A good thing to remember is that lighter colors give off a warm and positive effect while darker colors give off a powerful and luxurious vibe.
Check Out Your Lighting
The lighting you have in your home or room significantly affects the floor color you should choose. Artificial and natural lighting can make the same floor look completely different. We recommend grabbing a few sample pieces and checking them out at different times of the day. Place these pieces in areas that receive both artificial and natural lighting as well as rooms that only get artificial lighting. Then, throughout the day take pictures of what it looks like. By the end of this test, you will have a good idea of what floor looks best in your home at any time of day and lighting.
Choose What Fits Your Personal Style
It is your home and your style, so choose what fits your personality the best. If you like darker colors, go with a darker floor and vice versa. We recommend considering your wall color and lighting before finalizing the floor color. There are many different shades that you can play around with to find the one that fits your style the best.
Follow the Trends
When in doubt, check out the latest flooring trends to decide on which floor colors you want. For example, some years, homeowners prefer white or grey woods and carpet, while other years, they may prefer dark or natural colors. These trends are always changing, so we suggest going with a design that fits your lifestyle and personal style as well. Remember most people keep their flooring the same for many years. For more inspiration, check out the 2021 flooring trends.
Base it on Your Lifestyle
Whether you have children or pets or are constantly moving around, you can choose a floor color that matches your lifestyle. If you like carpet but have pets or children, lighter colors will display stains more prominently. Darker carpet will hide some of these stains. However, if you notice any spills or messes, we recommend cleaning them right away. The sooner you clear them, the fewer chances you have of stains sticking around. And, if you have deep stains, you can always call a professional carpet cleaning service to help out. For homeowners who like hardwood, we recommend lighter colors if you have children, pets or have an active lifestyle. Lighter woods hide stains, scratches, scuffs and dents more than darker woods. We also recommend a matte finish instead of a satin finish. You can play around with the other flooring types — ceramic tile, laminate and luxury vinyl — color as long as you know how to clean them properly.
By following the tips above, you should have an easier time choosing the color you want for your floors. However, we are always here to help! We can come to you with different samples to see what works best in each room. After that, we will get the materials, dispose of your old floors and install your new ones! We will even check up on you throughout the year to make sure everything is looking great. If you are ready to get the floors of your dream, call Valor Home Services today.