Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Picking colors that coordinate with your hardwood floors


Picking a color scheme to coordinate with your hardwood floors


Picking a color scheme can be overhwelming. There are many options and it can be hard to know which one is right. Start with the color of your floors. This will help to eliminate the wrong colors and focus on the right ones.

Begin by deciding what color your hardwood floors are. To do this correctly you need to look at your floors as another color in the room. Are they yellow, red or brown?

Yellow hardwood floors contain golden and tan tones and undertones. 

Red hardwood floors include orange and dark brown undertones.
Brown hardwood floors, like red, have dark brown undertones, but they also have grey.



Wood floors add a significant amount of color as they are. So selecting a coordinating paint or fabric color you should pick one that works in contrast with the wood floor. Avoid trying to make a color match the floor. This creates an overbearing feeling in the room.



Yellows and reds (with an orange base or undertones) work well with warm colors. Browns and reds with darker brown base and undertone work well with cool colors.


Recommendations:
Oak: light colors, pale colors, pastels, neutrals
Traditions in pink & chocolate brown
Stripes and Dots in Sunny Yellow

Suzani in WIsteria

    


Ebony: lighter shades of dark colors i.e, gray
Imperial Trellis II in Java
Annie Diamond in Gray





Pine: bold warm colors: sage greens, a deep brown, lemon yellow, red
Imperial Trellis in Treillage
Large Chevron Stripe in Sunny Yellow




Towers Greek Key in Red
Cherry: light brown or neutral brown, blues, greens, or red (reds with a brown base as opposed to an orange base).
Imperial Trellis in Natural
Ching Mei Dragon in China Blue

Emerald Cut Mink and Ivory

Of course, all of these ideas apply to paint colors as well. But if you are renting and are not able to change wall color, consider the fabric options above as an alternative to adding complimenting colors to your space.

Sources: ehow.com, lowes.com, decorate23, lynnchalk.com
                           

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