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Never ignore the undertone. It’s perfectly natural for the eye to go to the main hardwood shade, whether it be dark, light, or medium. Placed within that mass color, however, are reds, oranges, yellows, creams, etc. It really depends upon the species! If you ignore the undertones and just paint the walls and accessorize around the mass color, something may always seem a little amiss.
Remember, paint colors will also have undertones, so it’s important to bring a floor sample so you can compare it with a paint chip. It’s not enough to just say, “the wall should be green” but, rather, look for the shade of green.
Lay the floor first. It does set the tone. Then think about painting the walls. You can just keep it simple and safe and go neutral; if white is too basic, go with an off-white, or, tan or taupe. Note that when you create this kind of backdrop, you can go a little more color-dramatic with accessory pillows, area rugs, curtains, etc.
Of course, there are people who just love color too much to go with a neutral anything, so you need to first decide if you want to contrast, highlight, or complement. For instance:
● If your hardwood floor has orange undertones, hold a sample against a rust or terracotta color to see how they complement each other.
● If your hardwood has gray or ash undertones, see what it looks like with a blue or green.
● If you want to go for contrast and dramatic color, your reddish dark floors may work with some shade of green.
● If your hardwood flooring is dark mahogany, that often works well with a peach wall.
Young Interiors stocks a large inventory of hardwood, carpet, tile, laminate, luxury vinyl, vinyl, and stone. The company also has a showroom in Longs, S.C.