Choosing Colours for Carpets and Flooring

Choosing Colours for Flooring isn't always easy. At Carpets and Flooring Fleet, we can help you find the right balance of colours and textures, and at an affordable price.

We each choose a particular floor not only for practical reasons but also because we like a specific colour.

However, when choosing the colour of the floor, it's good to take into account the desired end result and influence of the other existing or planned colour elements on the interior.

The result of this combination is more than the sum of the individual elements. The whole space is given a new identity, and as floor colour and texture are the hardest and sometimes costliest things to change, it's worth taking the time to get them right.

Every room is different and requires a thoughtful approach to colour, depending on the desired end result.

1# Pale floors reflect light.

Pale colours reflect purity and tranquillity, and make the room timeless.

If you have a dark space that you want to brighten up a bit, you should choose a pale floor.This will make the room lighter and it enlarge it optically.

Combined with the cool colours of the walls, you can create a sober effect. But don't overdo it: in the north and the west the following applies: the whiter the floor, the cooler the atmosphere.

Dark furniture and light wood floors combine very well and create surprising effects. In addition, pale floors can be combined very well with a variety of colours.

2# Dark floors are the ideal starting point to create contrasts.

They can be combined perfectly walls in light colours or with other dark colours which are used for highlights and accessories. Our Belvedere Natural Wood Flooring range offers some excellent choices. An example of hard flooring reflecting light working with off white walls and contrasting feature colour is shown to the right.

Avoid harsh white and choose a shade of white such as off-white or white with a dash of a different dye.

3# You can liven things up by adding colourful accessories in the interior.

You can create a spacious effect by combining a sober and pale floor with light walls. Lighter and cooler colours will make the room seem larger. Dark and warm colours make the room smaller and cosier. 

Too many dark colours can result in a gloomy effect with less light and a lack of atmosphere, it's usually good to bring in lighter colours to soften a room.

A good tip is to make sure the colour of your floor is either two shades lighter or a lot darker than the colour of the furniture. A floor and furniture in the same colour and wood is only possible if you have a carpet in a different contrasting colour between them.

For more help and advice, contact our professional and friendly team NOW on 01252 812111

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