So you’ve decided it’s time for a change. You’re tired of looking at your present flooring; in the face, some of it looks weary and worn. As you look at the colors, you realize that your favorite colors from a few years ago are missing from the color pallet. In fact, you’re afraid that there’s nothing that looks vaguely familiar to you. All the colors available are radically different from your existing décor. Not to panic, first, determine what you’re trying to achieve.

Neutral colors work well in most homes. Beige and tans have been in for years when it comes to all types of flooring. In addition to color look at texture and “busyness” of the floors. Often times it’s not the color that’s the problem but the texture. Even wood flooring which is normally thought of as neutral can clash with furniture and wall paper. If your furniture is patterned, stay away from flooring with a definite direction because it will probably feel uncomfortable to the eye.

It’s important to take home samples of the products you’re considering and place them in the rooms where they will be installed. Look at them at various times during the day and see how the colors change. A warm yellow in the morning can make a room feel like a blazing inferno when hit with the afternoon sun.

Gray is another neutral color, which varies from very dark to almost an off-white. It is considered a very sophisticated neutral and will make the room feel cool in contrast to the beige family which warms up the room. Consider the complete color scheme as you look at floor covering. If you don’t have a color wheel get one at a local art supply store so you can understand how the color pallets are achieved.

The room will feel more appealing if you determine which rooms should be cool and, which should be warm. If a room feels too cool or warm, you can neutralize the feeling by adding window treatments that fit into the picture.

Red, yellow and blue are considered primary colors; this means that they are not derived from any other colors. In addition, all other colors are made from using these three colors. Red and yellow are considered warm colors, think about the sun. Blue is considered a cool color. When you mix two of the primary colors, you get secondary colors. Once you mix the colors, the room will feel warmer or cooler depending on the intensity or saturation of the color. For instance, instance, green is made by combining blue and yellow. Blue is a cool color, and yellow is a warm color; the outcome will depend on how much you add of each one.