How do I pick the right colour floor?

The colour of your flooring can set the aesthetic appeal of an entire room. Not only that, but it can make a smaller room look more spacious, and a larger room look less spacious.

For instance, if you want to transform a larger room into a smaller and cosier room, then you’ll want to choose darker colour tones like walnut or hickory. On the flip side, you can increase the spaciousness of a smaller room by utilising lighter tones like oak. Therefore, darker tones make rooms appear smaller and lighter tones make rooms appear larger.

Another thing you need to consider is the feeling that people will have when they enter your room. Darker coloured floors may appear luxurious and powerful, while lighter coloured floors may appear energetic and fun. In other words, people will have a more serious feeling if the floors are dark and are happier, more energetic feeling if the floors are light. 

Room lighting is also an important consideration to make for your flooring colour. For instance, if you want to light up a room and make it look more vibrant, you can have natural sunlight shine through the windows onto a lighter-coloured floor. The brightness level of the floor will be magnified as the sunlight hits it. You can also have the same effect by using artificial lighting throughout the room too. Install LED ceiling lights and have them shine down onto the light-coloured flooring.   

Finally, choose a colour floor which matches the other objects and items in the room. Floors can become very personal things, just like your cabinet, furniture, bed frame, and so on. Perhaps you could choose a floor colour which matches the colours and tones of these personalised items of yours. Of course, if you ever get new items in the room, then you’ll need to replace the flooring or stain it a different colour if possible.

Before you make a final decision on a floor colour, there are virtual online tools which let you see how your flooring will look in your room before it is installed. This is a great opportunity for you to try out all different kinds of colours before committing to any of them.