Choosing the right colour wood when selecting a floor for your home can be daunting as there are so many options available. From the texture of your walls to the arrangement and size of your furniture, there are many details you should consider before coming to a decision.

To help, we have compiled some helpful tips to help you choose the right colour for your hardwood flooring.

Furniture Design

One of the first things to consider when choosing the colour of your floor is the style and design of your furniture and walls. From a design perspective, the colour of your wooden floors shouldn’t match the colour of your furniture and décor, let alone the pattern. Instead, you should consider looking at colours that contrast.

Room Lighting

If your room is limited when it comes to natural lighting or if it already has dark coloured walls, you should choose wooden flooring with lighter tones. Flooring that is too dark will create a gloomy feel to the room.

On the other hand, if you have a room that has light coloured walls, then using a darker wood for the flooring is a wise choice. This will create a modern and contemporary look, great for those who want to have an entertaining space or home office. Go for a flooring with deep, rich tones if you want to achieve this look.

House Pets or Kids

Scratches and dents in your hardwood flooring are likely to happen in high traffic areas, especially if you have pets or children around the house. If you want to conceal these, choose a natural colour wooden floor without a high gloss finish. The scratches and dents will not be less visible and look more natural.

Wood Samples

When it’s time to choose the colour for your hardwood flooring, always ask for some samples so you can compare them to the colours of other pieces of furniture once you get home. Without samples, you may be surprised when the floor is installed.

At First Floors we offer hardwood flooring from some of the UK’s best brands including Boen, Quick-Step and Lifestyle Floors as well as some lesser-known innovative brands such as Woodpecker.