Hardwood flooring has been highly valued by homeowners for a while now and is at the top of most potential buyers’ wish lists. Wood floors can increase your home’s market value, so it makes sense to have new flooring installed in your home. However, it’s important to realize that hardwood flooring does not stand on its own – it needs to fit in and complement the room it is being installed in. Your walls, furnishings, cabinetry, and color scheme all need to be accounted for when you’re choosing a color for your wood floors. Randomly choosing a color may lead to disappointment with the end result. Here’s a guide to help you choose the right color for your new hardwood floors.
Bring Samples to the Showroom
When you check out the wood floor showroom, bring along a throw pillow, paint chip, or cabinet wood sample from the room where the hardwood will be installed. Floor showrooms can be intimidating with the sheer number of choices available, but having samples of your current color palette on hand can help you narrow your range of options.
Take Wood Samples Home
Choose three or four wood samples to take home to compare with the rest of the items in your room. Matching your wood floor to your cabinets is not as important as getting your floor color to complement your cabinetry color. For example, think about a dark hardwood if you have light-colored cabinets to emphasize the contrast.
Checking out the Samples in Your Room
Get as complete of a picture of your new hardwood floor as possible with the three or four samples you have. Check out the samples in daylight as well as at night with your artificial lighting. See how your samples look next to baseboards, walls, and other woodworking in the room. Position them next to pieces of furniture, leave the room for a few minutes, and come back to see if your initial impressions have changed.
Process of Elimination
Eliminate your least favorite color from the floor samples first. Then compare the remaining samples and use the process of elimination until you have one sample left. And if you’re still unsure of which color would be the best fit for your room, a professional hardwood flooring installer can lend you their expertise to help you make the best decision!
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At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 3 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.