Tip 3: Use the light
Throughout the day, the lighting in your room changes gradually. Judging a floor sample colour at night, in artificial light, will give you a very different impression than during mid-afternoon in the natural sunlight. So make sure you judge the samples at different times of the day, with different lighting. Take a second to think about what kind of light you want for your new floor. A kitchen you walk in and out all day long, a bedroom that’s night-only or a children’s play room that they only use in the afternoon… every room type has its own unique lighting.
Tip 4: Mind the bigger picture
Don’t choose your floor colour based on an empty room. Make sure it also matches the broader style and feel you want to give your interior. Do you have some design furniture that you want to emphasize? Then use natural colours, that will create a neutral canvas and allow your furniture to take center stage. Red tones bring a sense of luxury and go well with heavy, colonial furnishings. In general, brown tints are the best match for a country-style interior.
It’s always a good idea to take along some elements that represent your interior. A throw pillow, a paint chip or a cabinet wood sample from the room that’s getting a new floor, can be a great help determine the right colour. Using these samples, will make your decision a lot easier.
Want to see the full picture? The Roomviewer is a great tool to get an impression of the effect your new floor colour will have. It allows you to virtually try out any floor in a fully decorated room. You can even upload a picture of your very own room for a super realistic effect.
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