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?
Red hardwood floors include orange and dark brown undertones.
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.
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|
|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.