Posted by          Hardwood Flooring    August 14, 2018

Decorating is a personal choice. What colors you select, what patterns you use, even the materials you use to create your perfect look is all up to you. 

Still, there are a few design rules that make everything in your home flow a little better. Ever walked into a room and felt something wasn’t quite right? The designer missed one important element that tied everything together. And in a lot of cases, that element is the wood tone of the floor. 

Sure, you can mix different colors with different hues. And you don’t have to have the same wood flooring in every room in your home. But there are a few simple tips that can help you decide what to install. 

Contrast the tones

The days of matching are long gone. But that doesn’t mean you should create a look that will be hard to live with for years to come. Mix and match your tones by incorporating different design techniques into each room. If you like dark wood on the floors, mix it with lighter wood furniture or cabinets in the kitchen. 

Don’t forget white

Sometimes the best to show off wood is to mix it with white. White kitchen cabinets can be enhanced by a dark wood floor. Add butcher block countertops on an island, and you have a beautiful way of tying it all together. 

Pay attention to undertones

Colors come in a variety of hues and tones. Warm colors work well together. Cool colors work equally well. But when you start mixing them, you might start seeing a problem. Decide how you want your home to feel, then use those tones and colors throughout. You’ll see a gentle flow as you move from space to space just by focusing in on your preferences. 

Use the rule of threes

Three is a perfect number in the design world. As you move throughout your home, using three different colors and tones in different ways can tie everything together. This allows each wood tone to be distinct and speak for itself, without overwhelming the rest of your design ideas. 

Still having trouble deciding the right wood choices for your home? Give us a call. We can help you create the perfect look for your home.