Dark or light hardwood?

Dark or light hardwood?

This entry was posted on February 23, 2022 by sam elliott

If you can’t decide between dark or light hardwood flooring, then here are some tips that might help to make your decision easier.  For some people, they have a certain idea in their head of what their flooring will look like.  However, this is not the case for most of us!  With so much choice of flooring colours it can be difficult to make that final decision.  One of the most important choices is whether to opt for dark or light hardwood.  Having a dark or a light-coloured floor can really change the whole atmosphere and aesthetics of your room, so it is important to get it right.


Should I choose dark or light hardwood?

Here are a few things that might help you to choose between dark and light flooring.

Firstly, the size of the room is important.  A light-coloured floor can help to make a room look bigger, and a dark floor can make a room look smaller. The colour of the floor can really transform the space so carefully think about the visual appearance of the finished look that you want to achieve.

Secondly, the amount of natural light in the room is important.  If there is very little or no natural light, then you might want to choose a light-coloured floor to add brightness and an airy feeling.

Finally, the décor of the room can really have an impact on whether to choose a light or dark coloured floor. If you already have the room decorated and furnished, then you will want to tie the flooring in with the existing colour scheme.  If you have a blank canvas to work with, then you have the advantage of choosing any coloured floor! 


Quick tips when choosing hardwood flooring

• Order samples of flooring so that you can see the colours in your own home.

• Think about the décor and furnishings that are in the room.

• Visit one of our showrooms if possible – this will help you to visualise the flooring.

• Have a think about which style you would prefer – plank, parquet block or chevron.