Once you have decided to install hardwood floors in your home and you have already chosen which type will be best for you, the next step is choosing a color. This may seem overwhelming as different stains and looks allow for an endless variety of hardwood flooring colors and appearances, but the choice doesn’t have to be difficult.
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Here are a few tips and things to consider as you decide.
How big is the size of the room?
If you have a large, open space with high ceilings, you may consider dark hardwoods to give the room a more intimate feel. While darker colors often give the appearance of formality, they can also bring warmth and closeness to a big area.
For small, cozy rooms with low ceilings, a lighter color wood will make the space feel more airy and large. Darker colored wood in small rooms can make the space feel dense and dark.
What color scheme does the existing furniture & cabinetry fall into?
You certainly want your hardwood flooring colors to go well with the rest of the décor in your home. Take into consideration the color of your cabinetry and existing furniture. The hardwood should either contrast it or complement it, but it typically shouldn’t be the same color. To contrast, for example, white cabinets are stunning against a dark floor, and to complement, stay within the brown tones for brown-toned cabinetry.
Would you categorize your style as more traditional or bold?
These days, you can find just about any hardwood flooring colors you can imagine, from black to white to gray and beyond. Ask yourself what appeals to your senses typically. Do you love bright, striking colors? Do you feel more at home amidst soothing, natural tones? Remember, your hardwood floors will make up a huge element of your home’s character, so be sure to pick a color that you won’t get tired of.
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