How To Match Wall Colour With Wood Floor?

by | Mar 21, 2021 | DIY Flooring

The right wood colouring can really help your home come together. Wood floor generally adds a warm and natural look to your rooms and are a classic addition to your home. However, sometimes matching the wall colour to your wood stain can become tricky, especially if you’re going for a cooler undertone for wall paint. 

Creating a cohesive look in your home means matching wall colour with wood flooring, and here is how you can do that. 

Match Walls with Light Hardwood Floors 

Choosing neutral colours for your walls keeps the room bright, especially when it comes to a light hardwood floor. This kind of flooring inspires bright and open spaces, and the best way to do so is by keeping the trims and the wall in the same neutral colour while using a high gloss or semi-gloss paint. 

Look into white colour as an option for light wood floors. However, make sure you’re getting the right shade of white. Bright, stark white can be too striking with a warm tone palette of light wood, while a cream or off-white colour is great for warm flooring. 

You can also add colour to your room by choosing shades of grey that complement the kind of light wood floors that have cool undertones of white oak, maple, and ash.

Match Walls with Dark Hardwood

Dark hardwood floors are slowly becoming popular once again with the rise in minimalistic interior designs. These in itself make a dramatic statement leaving little to no need for a chockfull of furniture to look good. With Dark hardwood floors, you can play with lighter colours to really open up space. 

Choosing pastel colours creates a balance in the room. Dark walls and dark wood can make the room look smaller and more cramped. Make sure that before you get dark wood installed, there are enough sources of natural light in your home to offset the dark colour. 

If not, then there needs to be a source of ample artificial light to make the space useable. If the stain on your dark wood has a black undertone, you can take a more classy route when choosing a wall colour. Consider bright and light colours like white or off-white or earthy tones like dark-beige to give it a more sophisticated look. 

What do You Like about the wood floor? 

Matching undertones, understanding what they are in the first place and how to identify them can take time; you can hire professionals to help you out too. However, at the end of the day, what matters is the colours you’re drawn to. Choose the colours and tones that match your furniture. 

Imagine the space in your head and how much light it is going to get. Go according to that. When choosing a colour, you’re likely going to want your space to look more open, keeping that in mind will help you find an ideal colour for your walls. 

Remember, you can always change your wall colours as your taste changes, so make sure that it is the flooring you’re more sure about when renovating or rebuilding your house. 


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