At Frank’s, we love carpets (and other flooring)! So, obviously we know all there is to know about it. When it comes to choosing the colour of flooring you want, it can be a little tricky. There are a few things to consider but we’re here to help you make the right choice.

Before you even start shopping for flooring, you should think about how big your room is and how much light it is exposed to. If the room is small and dark, choosing a lighter colour can naturally open up the space to create a brighter and more airy feeling. However, for larger rooms with more light feeding through, a darker colour can give it a moody, atmospheric look.

If you are flooring an area with busy family traffic, like a kitchen or hallway, or a room where pets seem to rule the roost; lighter coloured laminate flooring is a much better option because it won’t show marks or scratches as easily as dark. Although, when it comes to a generally busier home, darker carpet is better than light for potential stains and accidents.

You’ll also find it handy to think about what kind of style your home has. Does it follow more minimalist modern trends? Is it more shabby-chic, country style? Or maybe it has more of a period feel to it? A good starting point is to figure out what sort of flooring is going to match your design scheme and furniture. 

On the other hand, you don’t have to follow this rule of thumb, because new flooring can actually do a great job of giving a room an entirely fresh new look if that’s what you want to achieve. 

Design a cosy bedroom feeling with a deep pile carpet in a warm shade, install a light-coloured laminate for a modern, minimalist look, or choose something ‘out there’ like a geometric pattern to make a statement.

When it comes to choosing colours that work well together in one room, we’d suggest using a colour wheel to really see how colours relate to each other. For example, if you’re interested in trying out a monochrome scheme, see how different shades complement one another. This way, you can not only choose flooring that fits but also home decor and furniture.

On a colour wheel, contrasting colours sit very close together and can create a truly eye-catching appearance when it comes to interior design. If you are choosing a look with contrasting colours, we’d always recommend counteracting them with a pale effect carpet or wood flooring.

Pop on down to your local Frank’s and we’ll help you pick out the perfect vinyl flooring for your home!

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