50 Shades of Laminate Flooring

Okay, not quite fifty… But laminate floors do come in many different colours and styles. In this article, we’re going to mention how different colours and tones affect different rooms – yes, it’s a real thing. Choosing a floor is a big commitment, because you won't be changing it again for a good few years.

What Laminate Works Best in A Smaller Room?

Physically making a room bigger is not always possible, but there are a few design tricks that can make it appear bigger! The right kind of flooring is right up there with the right décor and the right window fittings. In a rectangular shaped room, be sure to choose laminate floor with planks wider than 7cm and position them so that they run alongside the longest wall, making the room look longer than it is. You’ll also want to position the floor so that it runs with the light that enters the room.

How To Match Your Laminate with Wall Colours

Everyone has their own taste, so there really is no “perfect combination” that will suit all preferences. These are only general guidelines if you’re stuck for some design inspiration.

-          Dark laminate with rich coloured walls will help to make a room seem bigger, and make it more elegant. Think rich reds, navy blues, emerald greens. Alternatively, in a bigger space, dark laminate looks gorgeous with paler colours; the contrast is breathtaking and classy.

-          For the kitchen and bathroom, (especially if a lot of the furnishings are white) grey laminate adds a “clean” feel to the room.

-          For medium laminate flooring colours, like oak and walnut, most colours will do. It’s a very easy tone to match with cooler and warmer colours. 

-          For white laminate, any colour will do. Depending on whether you want a lighter room with dark décor, or a dark walled room with light floors and contrasting furnishings, the sky is the limit!

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