How to Match your Wall Paint Colors with your Hardwood Floor

Date Posted: 21 January 2021

How to Match your Wall Paint Colors

When it comes to redoing your home with all new paint, flooring or design themes, it can be confusing to figure out how to make your vision work with what you already have. On the flip side, it can be equally confusing to put together a brand new home where all of the different elements work together cohesively. Flooring, paint, countertops, cabinets and carpet can be a lot to mentally juggle!

If you find yourself in the middle of a home renovation or design; consider these tips in choosing the best flooring or paint to complement the other.

Consider the tone

Just like there are many tones and shades of hair color, there are many tones and shades of flooring. If you’re a fan of the ever-popular white walls; you should choose a white that either is warmer or cooler to match that same tone in your flooring, say the experts.

If you want to choose a color that is best suited for the kind of wood flooring (or laminate) you have; one guide says light hardwood floors work well with grays and off white.

They recommend white, sage, blues, dark red (as an accent) or a natural terra cotta color for homes with a cherry wood color and tone. For homes with dark hardwood, they suggest a light blue, light green, neutrals, white or grey. White and/or grey will create an elegant feel in your home.

For a red oak color or flooring with very warm tones; stick with yellows, apricots, and light blues to brighten the space up. Specialists suggests a light teal or grey with purple undertones — these colors help balance the warm tone of the floor.

A light flooring with warm undertones, like white oak,  should be paired with pastels or a charcoal color (for a more formal feeling).

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