Information about floors is one of the number one questions I receive on social media. Our floors are laminate and we installed them ourselves a few years ago. The trends for flooring changes throughout the years, but I’m sharing some of my favorite popular flooring colors! From very light to very dark, I don’t really think there is a right or wrong. It is just a preference and what works best for your home. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | Our Modern Oak Pergo floors have been discontinued for a couple of years, but I was pretty sure that Graceland Oak was a close match. After getting a sample, there is now no doubt they are almost an exact match. I’ve loved light-colored flooring for years, but lately have leaned more towards the mediums.
LIGHT TO MEDIUM FLOORING
one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | Wheaton Oak is one of my favorites and will definitely be an option in our next house. It is warm, but not too dark or too light. Malibu Wide Plank French Oak Delano is an engineered hardwood and is stunning! I love the modern look of the wide planks.
MEDIUM TO DARK FLOORING
one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | Medium to dark-colored flooring is perfect when you want a more traditional look without going too dark. I love the ones that have a few gray tones in them and varying shades. Saddle Hickory is very pretty and is a wire brushed engineered hardwood. Watkins Oak is a perfect laminate option.
one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | I used to always try to stay away from dark flooring because they show a lot of dirt and dust. However, our light-colored floors show just as much. I like the dark colors that don’t have any red tones in them. The red reads a little bit more traditional to me.
I grabbed as many samples as I could for this post. Online photos are completely different from the actual samples in store. I would never make a large flooring order without being totally sure of the color and tones. So, of course, always get a sample when available. Samples are available for free at local stores and distributors.
Once you have narrowed your samples down to a choice, buy a case of the flooring. Especially, if it’s being sold in a big box hardware store like Lowe’s or Home Depot. Then, take pieces of the floor and lay them out in various rooms of the house. Test how they will look in each room and watch for different lighting throughout the day. If you have paint colors already chosen or paint on the walls, make sure they work well together. Tones on the floor will bring out paint colors, and vice versa.
I hope these popular flooring colors can help you in your home project! Installing laminate flooring and LVP is a very easy and great DIY project.