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6 Color and Design Guidelines for Wood Floors

Always Apply These Six Color and Design Guidelines When Choosing the Color of Your New Wood Floors

Almost everyone struggles to select the right color for their new wood flooring simply because of the many options that are available to them. It’s good to push the boundaries of traditional style by being creative and unique, but the best way to ensure that you won’t  regret anything later on is to always follow the guidelines and rules that Olympia Floors has shared with you below in this blog. Keep these helpful tips always in mind when you’re choosing the wood flooring color for your home or business and you’re sure to fully enjoy your new wood floors:

1. Take into consideration the color of your furniture and decorations 

Everything will look cluttered if your floor is the same color as your furniture and decor. So one of the very first things you should think about is the color of your furniture and accessories, and make sure you choose flooring colors that will contrast with everything else in the room.

2. Consider the size of your room and the space in them

The main aspect of big open rooms is the flooring. Consider deep colors for big open rooms as this will let the character of the wood shine through; on the other hand, for small rooms or rooms with darker walls, you should go with lighter colors for your flooring. Remember that choosing a floor that’s too dark makes a room feel gloomy and small. If the room is bright and airy, a darker floor will make it feel modern and contemporary.

3. Think about the type of atmosphere you wish to create in each respective room

The colors you choose for floors and walls and the decorations you use all contribute to the atmosphere of the room. Lighter colors give a happy, sunny feeling; shades of white and light beige make a room feel open and pure, while shades of yellow feel fun and optimistic. If you want your interior to feel peaceful and cool, go with timeless greys. A natural and rustic feel will come with shades of brown, and black imparts a sense of class and luxury.

4. Think about the use each room will have, which are the high traffic areas and which aren’t 

If you have higher traffic areas where kids and pets will play, you’re going to end up with dents and scratches in the flooring. If you want those imperfections to blend in and go unnoticed, choose a light, natural color wood floor without a glossy finish. Any damage will look like it belongs, and the floor will take on a distressed, natural look without anyone knowing the difference.

5. Ask Olympia Floors for some home samples, for you to take home and compare

Always ask us for some samples to take home before you make your final decision. Hold these samples up to the walls and against your furniture. You’ll also be able to see how the wood will look in all the different lights your room will experience throughout the course of the day, from early morning sunlight to bright afternoon sunlight, twilight, and artificial light.

6. Make use of each room’s lighting 

Throughout the day, the lighting in a room changes gradually. If you look at a wood 

sample at night under artificial lighting, you will get a very different feel for it than when

 you look at it in natural sunlight at midday. Make sure you think about what kind of light 

you’ll have on your floor. You walk in and out of a kitchen all day long, so you need 

something that looks great under all lights. You will see your bedroom more at night with artificial lights; a child’s toy room might be used only in the afternoon with natural light. Each different room has its own use and its own unique lighting scenarios.

You need not worry about remembering these tips if you’re in Olympia Floors having us service all your hardwood flooring needs, because our flooring specialists always ensure to counsel you on this so you make the right decisions and choices. Come to Olympia Floors and experience our world-class flooring collections and services at the greatest prices. We have all the flooring materials, designs and styles in the world and offer a lifetime warranty on all our flooring installations.

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