Colour plays a key part when selecting a new floor. Whether you have a carpet, laminate or vinyl flooring, the colour makes as large an impact as the material. This can be overwhelming, so we have put together a guide on how to find your perfect floor and colouring.
When it comes to choosing a colour for your floor, there are several things to consider. The first is the style and feel of the room. You’ll want to choose a colour that complements the other elements in the room. The second consideration is the light in the room. Darker colours will look different in various types of light, so you’ll want to take this into account when making your choice. Finally, you’ll want to think about how much traffic the floor will see. An area with lots of traffic will need a harder-wearing flooring material and colour scheme than a room that sees less traffic.
The colour of your flooring depends on the room it is in. If you’re choosing new flooring for a kitchen, you’ll have to consider the furniture and cabinets in the room. You’ll want to choose a colour that will complement the cabinets, rather than compete with them. However, in a living room or bedroom, a colour that exudes comfort and cosiness to those in it.
FloorColours for Small Rooms
When selecting a colour for your floor, it’s important to consider the size of the room. A dark floor can make a room feel cosy and inviting, but it may also make a small room feel cramped. A light floor colour, on the other hand, will make a room feel more spacious, but potentially colder.
We recommend using light coloured flooring and bright walls and then adding pops of colour from darker, muted shades through cushions, rugs or blankets. This creates a spacious feel, while adding comfort through the darker tones.
Floor Colours in Large Rooms
Dark flooring with warm tones, is a perfect way to make large rooms feel cosier and warmer. It can help to create a sense of intimacy and warmth, while also adding a touch of luxury. The use of rugs or furniture with flashes of colour help add flashes of colour and style, as well as focal point in the room.
Carpet is an effective way to promote warmth and comfort, particularly through rich shades. However, whilst many may not consider it, laminate flooring with a dark palette can also provide a feeling of warmth and intimacy whilst still looking fashionable.
Combining Floor Colours
A colour wheel is a great way to find colour combinations that work well together. Colours on opposite sides of the wheel are considered “complementary“, while colours next to each other are called “contrasting“. You can also use different shades, tints, and tones of a colour to create interesting schemes.
Monochrome schemes utilise blacks, whites and greys to create a stylish vibe. Complimentary colours create energy as colours tend to stand out more, giving your space a more vibrant feel. Dark floors can be used to offset complimentary colours utilised in furniture or on your walls. Contrasting colours create an eye-catching design scheme, light and bright flooring is effective here and match the design scheme adopted in the furniture and walls.
At AFS, we are more than happy to help you find the perfect flooring, whether it be carpet, laminate or vinyl. Whilst the colour scheme ultimately comes down to you, our experts are always on hand to offer advice on what they believe to be an effective colour and floor scheme in your space.