Choosing the Right Paint to Compliment Your Flooring

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Are you wondering what the best shade of paint would be to match your new floors? If so, you’re not alone!  Many homeowners find themselves in the same predicament. Pairing the right wall colour with the right flooring can take a room to the next level. There is no one right choice for wall and flooring combinations – everyone has their own style preferences. However, there are a few simple rules you can follow to choose the perfect paint hue to compliment your new floors. 

When designing a room, the colour of your flooring plays an integral role in pulling your overall decor scheme together. A great wall colour sets the tone of the room and changes how people see the space. For instance, lighter hues can give a small room the illusion of being larger. 

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Determining Warm & Cool Tones

You can determine how warm or cool your flooring is by examining its red, orange, or yellow hues. The more red, orange, or yellow the colour, the warmer the undertones. White, gray, and black floors have cool undertones. When you have warm-toned floors, cool colours are generally more attractive and can help balance the warmth in the flooring. Cool tones such as “Beach”, “Maple” & “Pine” are a popular and modern choice for homes thanks to the Scandinavian decor style using them as a bold contrast in rooms. The subdued colours help to enhance the contrast of everything in the room. Gray flooring has become an increasingly popular choice amongst homeowners. If you’re looking for what colour wall paint to choose for gray floors, choose equally cool tones. Gray walls look sophisticated, while blue shades for the wall paint will highlight your contemporary, cool floors. 

Flooring Liquidators has a number of gray flooring options to match rooms like this. This hickory hardwood from Falcon Flooring is a great example of how you can use neutral or cooler coloured floors to create contrast in a room.

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Light Hardwood/Vinyl/Laminate Flooring

In combination with light floors, neutral colours or off-white walls create an attractive, spacious and bright look. Light shades can also offer the illusion that a space is bigger than it actually is – this trick is used by many interior designers. Having light-coloured floors and walls also opens up the opportunity to bring in pops of colours to your space through accent decor such as cushions, rugs, throws and more. On the other hand, combining dark walls with light floors creates a powerful and dramatic statement!

Below you can see how the neutral colours of the walls work with the lighter vinyl to create a calming, easy-on-the-eyes feeling, featuring our Sand Beige Olchon Oak Laminate Floors!

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Dark Hardwood/Vinyl/Laminate Flooring

Dark-coloured floors are extremely versatile when it comes to giving off a certain mood when combined with different wall colours. 

Consider these paint colours for dark floors:

Dark floors paired with cream or white walls give off a sophisticated, modern look. This colour combination creates balance, while the bold colour contrast makes the interior feel brighter.

Paint colours in pale yellow, blue, tan or green soften the stark contrast of dark floors and create a unique atmosphere.

Additionally, you can pair dark floors with dark paint on the walls to make a room feel cozier. 



Overall, it is imperative to keep the overall style of your home and your aesthetic preferences in mind. If you have a formal living room for example, you may want to opt for a more traditional paint colour, such as white or cream. On the other hand, if your home has a more contemporary feel, you might want to choose a bolder hue. Whatever paint colour you ultimately decide on, be sure to test it out before making a final decision.

New flooring and freshly painted walls are a great way of revamping your space but don’t forget to take into consideration all the accents that will tie the vibe of your home together such as blinds, soft furnishings and furniture. Window treatments such as blinds are a great way to finish a newly renovated space and can further enhance your fresh walls and brand new flooring. Heavier drapes or blinds can make a room feel more formal, while lighter curtains or shades can make it feel more casual. 

At Flooring Liquidators, we carry an impressive range of flooring and blinds. With incredible brands like Maxxmar Blinds available at prices only we can offer, you can create the perfect room aesthetic for any home right here at Flooring Liquidators.

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Your home is your sanctuary and should reflect your personality and style! We hope this was helpful and informative, if you have any questions and require guidance on selecting the right flooring or blinds for your home, feel free to reach out to one of our experts at 1 (866) 473-7222 or explore our website for more blogs and information.

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