Selecting a color is a major step when you’re installing a new hardwood floor. While many homeowners focus on the kind of wood they would like, the flooring and design experts at Unique Flooring San Diego suggest that the color of the wood is an important factor. Read on to learn what considerations to take into account before selecting your wood color.

  1. Consider Room Size
    One of the most basic, but still important, design rules is consider your room size when selecting a color palate. As spacious rooms can feel empty and cold with only light colors, it’s important to incorporate some darker shades into the color scheme of a big room. If you plan to have pale or light color walls in a large room, you might consider offsetting the paint with a darker shade of wood, like the Davinci Garrison hardwood. White and beige walls can look particularly lovely with dark brown woods. Conversely, using a dark color paint or wood color in rooms lacking natural light might make the room seem smaller. In small rooms, selecting a light and warm color wood can help make the space feel bigger, while also giving you the flexibility to choose light or dark paint colors.
  2. Resist Matching
    While there is always a temptation to match everything in a newly renovated room, making everything “go” can end up seeming bland. Particularly if the floor and the furniture in a room are the same shade or are made of the same type of wood, the space can fall flat, or can seem to camouflage the furnishings. Rather than trying to match colors, try finding complementary shades for the wood, furniture, and paint. Bringing paint samples or photos of your furniture to a flooring showroom can help you pick the best wood color.
  3. Be Forward Thinking
    If you are planning to sell your home in the future, adding hardwood flooring can be an excellent way to add value to your house. However, according to recent surveys of the real estate market, buyers viewing an empty house generally prefer lighter wood colors, like maple vintage hardwood. While compromising your vision for your new floors is never ideal, when you are considering selling your home in the future, natural wood colors may be a safe choice.

At Unique Flooring in San Diego, most of our hardwoods come in a variety of colors, so your color decision doesn’t have to depend on the type of wood you want. To learn more about hardwood choices or other flooring options, reach out to Unique Flooring. Swing by our showroom to look at samples or call (760) 945-0010 for a free consultation.