Finding hues you love for your home that harmonize with existing tones seems simple but can feel overwhelming. Especially if you’re lucky enough to have wood floors. Matching new paint colors with the undertones in wood flooring can be tricky if not totally elusive. Don’t worry though – we’ve got you covered! We’re sharing four designer-curated palettes of complementary hues to get your walls in tune with your floors.
Light Toned Floors
The timeless and classic appeal of light toned wood floors is still trending. They pair well with a wide range of hues, especially fresh, clean neutrals that provide a simple backdrop. Soft shades of white like Pure White and Ice Cube create a crisp and airy look, while a light green like Sea Salt is a great choice for a subtle pop of color. The soft, slate gray undertones in North Star’s light blue hue elevate your space with a bit of depth and simple sophistication. Lean into darker shades like Peppercorn and Iron Ore to infuse moodiness and a stark, dramatic contrast to the flooring.
Gray Toned Floors
Similar to lighter toned woods, gray toned wood floors provide a versatile, neutral foundation for your space. To evoke a breezy, calming atmosphere, consider the restful shade of a soft pastel blue like Tradewind, whose light tone adds a touch of color without overwhelming the space. The cool blue-gray personality of a lofty white like Olympus White has a similar calming effect. Muted, earthy hues like Cornwall Slate and Thunderous play well with the natural undertones often found in gray floors and make smart choices for a cozy, nature-inspired environment. If it’s drama and mood you’re after, dive into the bold contrast of Naval’s deep, dark blue.
Dark Toned Floors
The deep, rich character of dark toned wood floors carries a wide range of looks. Because they can have cool or warm undertones, however, it’s important to complement and enhance them with the right tones on the wall. A bright neutral backdrop of Greek Villa or Natural Linen allows the natural beauty of the wood to stand out and creates an elegant contrast that can make a space feel larger. A tranquil hue like Sivermist breathes a calming, spa-like ambiance into a space, and highlights the cool undertones in darker wood floors. Embrace the rich warmth in the floor tones with a comforting shade like Tavern Taupe, perfect for cozy gathering spaces like a living room or dining room.
Red Toned Floors
Keep these floors feeling current by balancing the red wood tones with muted, cooler colors. A natural, stony gray like Colonnade Gray brings a stately warmth and helps to bring out the natural grain of the flooring, while a soft hue like Lullaby adds a hint of color and a little contrast. Versatile, cool whites like Zurich White and Snowbound brighten the space and bring out the rich, warm tone of the wood. Create an inviting atmosphere with a light neutral like Simplify Beige, whose tinges of red undertones keep this hue in harmony with the floors.
Ready to play matchmaker for your own walls and floors? Start with samples. You can order color chips online for FREE (Light palette, Gray palette, Dark palette, Red palette), and you can also purchase peel & stick samples to try on your color in seconds with no mess or dry time. For personalized, one-on-one guidance, book a FREE Virtual Color Consultation with one of our color experts to make your inspiration a reality.
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