When it comes to choosing a colour for your floor, there are several things to consider How big is the room and how much light does it get? Dark floors may reduce the feeling of space in a smaller room, particularly if it is north facing, while lighter floors can be used to create a bright, airy interior.
Is the space a high-traffic area – a busy family kitchen or hallway – and does it have to cater for pets? Remember, lighter coloured laminates won’t show up scratches and marks as much as dark colours, but a dark carpet is a better option than a light shade in a busy home.
What style is your house – period, modern, minimalist, country? The flooring should fit with your design scheme and furniture but remember, flooring can also be used to give rooms a fresh new look. Choose geometric patterns to make an eye-catching statement in a hallway, lay light-coloured laminate for a fresh modern living room or cosy up a bedroom with a deep pile carpet in a rich shade.
If you’re choosing new flooring for a kitchen, you’ll need to take the colour of your cabinets into account. White cabinets can be matched with any flooring, but wood finishes will need to be complemented or contrasted with.