Four tips to help you choose the right floor colour
TIP 1: ROOM SIZE MATTERS
The floor creates the room’s base, weight and character. No matter how big or small the room is, the colour of your floor will always have a major impact on the feeling of space you get in a room.
IS YOUR ROOM LARGE AND WIDE?
Than you might want to consider using warm or dark tones, like Opera LVP Traditional Brushed Oak, for your new floor. These colours tend to make large rooms seem smaller, what makes them a lot cosier.
ARE YOU CRAMPED FOR SPACE?
Try using lighter, natural floor colours like Opera LVP Sawn Arctic Oak. Lighter shades have the ability to really open up a room, without you having to throw out half of your furniture.
TIP 2: THE EFFECT OF COLOUR
The way you decorate and the colours you choose for your floor and walls, will all have a huge impact on the atmosphere in the room.
- Light colours will give the space a sunnier, happier feel.
- Cool colours will give the space a peaceful feel.
- Brown colours will give the space a very natural and rustic feel.
- Black colours will give the space a feel of luxury and class.
TIP 3: NATURAL VS. ARTIFICIAL LIGHT
Throughout the day, the lighting in your room changes gradually. Judging a floor sample colour at night, in artificial light, will give you a very different impression than during daytime or in direct natural sunlight. So make sure you judge the samples at different times of the day, with different lighting to get the full effect.
TIP 4: THE BIG PICTURE
Don’t choose your floor colour based on an empty room. Make sure it also matches the broader style and feel you want to give your interior. Do you have some design furniture that you want to emphasise? Then use natural colours like Opera LVP Sawn Arctic Oak that will create a neutral canvas and allow your furniture to take centre stage. Red tones such as like Opera LVP Traditional Brushed Oak bring a sense of luxury and go well with heavy, colonial furnishings. In general, brown tints such as Opera LVP Brushed Weathered Oak, Cottage Oak or Tobacco Oak are the best match for a country-style interior.
It’s always a good idea to take into consideration some elements that represent your interior. A throw pillow, a paint swatch or a cupboard wood sample from the room that’s getting a new floor, can be a great help determine the right colour. Using these samples, will make your decision a lot easier.
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