Choosing just the right bamboo flooring color for your home can be a dilemma. What you think might look good when you see a smaller sample or display panel may overwhelm you when it’s your whole floor. There’s no foolproof way to ensure you’ll love the end result, but there are some tricks to bettering your odds!
First, let’s go over the three main shades in which bamboo is available.
- Dark bamboo
- Medium bamboo
- Light bamboo
Seems obvious, but we’re starting from the beginning here. So within these categories, you’ve got several choices and ranges of colors so you can more closely match your overall color scheme — different shades work differently with your décor. It’s subtle, but it’ll make a huge difference.
But with so many options, how do you choose?
1) Think about the size of the room.
The color of your flooring has a big impact on the feeling of the space of a room, whether that room is large or small. If the room is larger, you may want to consider using warm, darker tones for a bit more coziness in a big space. If your room is smaller, lighter shades can help open it up.
2) Consider the effect you’re going for.
The color of flooring you choose can definitely affect the atmosphere of the room. Light colors give off a sunnier, brighter mood, greyer tones provide a cooler, relaxed feel and darker colors communicate luxury and depth. You’ll also want to consider what color you’re planning on painting your walls. Do you want high contrast? Do you want to stay in the same color family?
3) Watch how the light affects your room throughout the day.
You’ll get a different impression of your room and how light may affect the flooring if you watch how it changes throughout the day. Think about what you’d like to see or feel from the color of your floor at any hour.
4) Keep the larger picture in mind.
Remember to consider the entire style and feel of your home and what you’d like your interior spaces to be. What do you want to emphasize? What sort of vibe do you want your rooms to give off? Inviting and cozy? Cool and sophisticated? Luxurious or traditional? A dark floor can look amazing with white/light furniture, but that look doesn’t appeal to everyone. The color of your bamboo flooring can contribute to any feeling you’re going for.
5) Some colors require more maintenance and cleaning.
All bamboo flooring requires regular maintenance and cleaning. If you have dogs, cats, or a clumsy partner, dark floors may not be your ideal choice. A dark floor will show dust, hair, surface scratches, and even footprints much more than a light floor — and although it seems counterintuitive, they also show more dirt.
Choosing is never easy. We’ve got lots of experience helping customers find the perfect color! Get in touch and find out how this sustainable, durable flooring will suit your style and budget.