Dark or light? It’s a tough question to answer for many, but it makes a huge difference in the feel of your home for flooring. Let’s take a look at what to consider and what both have to offer for your home’s interior dećor.
Depending on what you go with, a dark or light floor will most likely determine the rest of the room’s design and dećor. For example, you wouldn’t want a dark floor to go with dark walls because your room would feel overly dark. Quite the opposite, too much natural light with light walls and light flooring can become too bright. So if you’re not planning on changing the colors of your walls or furniture, you will want to choose based on what you already have.
There’s many types of flooring to choose from nowadays for dark flooring. It’s not only hardwood anymore. From laminate to luxury vinyl tile, dark flooring is available in almost all styles and patterns.
Dark floors are a great option with light walls and a well lit room. However, dark floors can make a room appear darker than it really is, especially if the room does not receive much natural light. Be sure to take note of these things in the room you wish to place new flooring.
A lighter floor style would be your best choice if your room is not well lit. Another advantage of lighter floors is its ability to hide the presence of dust, dirt and pet hair compared to darker floors.
Lighter rooms also provide your home with a more open feel and much more modern appeal.
Which Is Right?
The answer depends on the preexisting conditions of the room you wish to lay your flooring. Does the room have natural sunlight? Does the room already have dark furniture and walls? These are questions that will help you come to the answer to whether you should go with dark or light flooring. Of course, we are happy to help.