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    Choosing a Color for Your Floor

  • So now you have your type of flooring selected. Maybe it’s luxury vinyl, wood look tile or even carpet. Either way—now you need to pick a color! This can be one of the most difficult design decisions to make and certainly one that clients tend to spend the most amount of time on. If the flooring runs throughout your entire home, it is a decision that will lead the way for the rest of the design throughout the space. Let’s weigh out the pros and cons of some of the options you’ll be presented with.


    Color vs. Neutral: It’s certainly more common to see a neutral floor that allows its surroundings to add to the design, but that does not always have to be the case. Especially in contemporary application where the surroundings are more straight-lined, it is common to find a floor that POPS!


    Light vs. Dark: Most clients choose a dark floor thinking that it will hide dirt, but the truth is, black shows just as much—if not more—than white. Ideally, if you are looking to hide dust and any sort of imperfection, a medium tone is ideal.


    Busy vs. Solid: Another way to hide dust, dirt, and minor imperfections is to choose a product that has a bit of variation to it. The “busier” a texture gets the more forgiving it will be. On the other end of the spectrum you have solids, which show just about everything that isn’t the exact color of the floor. See below for two examples of floors that demonstrate this concept.


    Tile Shown: Happy Floors Citrus-Ocean

    This floor design is the perfect example of how to bring a ton of color into a space while still keeping things cool and neutral.


    Tile Shown: Happy Floors B-Pine-Sun.

    This floor has a lot going on. With a mix of greys, browns and blondes, it lends itself to just about any design style. Not only would this floor hide everything, it would also allow you to transition from one tone to another with other finishes when going from room to room.

    As you can see, you have more choices than ever when it comes to the color of your floors. Our professionals can help you sort out these pros and cons to make a color decision you will love.