Six interior colour palettes to try in your home

In the last twenty years, UK homes have started to take on a decidedly more international look. Gone are the days of carpeted living rooms and stairs, most people now prefer the natural wood look. There are many reasons for this, wood is easier to keep clean and doesn’t trap allergy-inducing dust particles and mites. Also, wood floors don’t need to be replaced as often.

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However with this comes another question – how does wood flooring affect our colour schemes now that we don’t change the floor colour every five years? The answer is, we are all now building more sophisticated palettes with more neutral tones, like the ones we’ve detailed below.

1. Warm dark brown

Dark brown is an earthy, natural colour and the perfect base on which to place darker and lighter wood colours. If your furniture is a mix of real wood finishes such as teak and oak, dark brown engineered flooring helps define the space.

2. Yellow and beige

For those with a more sunny disposition, lighter beige and pine accented flooring is the best foundation for displaying lights, brights and yellow colours. It also works well in white on white kitchens.

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3. Orange

Warm and intimate, this colour includes mahogany tones and is ideal for the bedroom. Adding white painted wood furniture to a dark, glowing floor will give your room a colonial look too.

4. White and light

A white wood floor can be achieved by using light maple or Norwegian pine and you can find examples of these at It’s a bold look, and when teamed with pale walls and furniture can help blend the ultra modern with the traditional to create an exciting and comforting space.

5. Grey

Grey is the ultimate neutral tone and the perfect flooring colour for those who like to change their room’s look often and dramatically.

6. Black

With black, you can either go classical or modern. It’s at once, the palace at Versailles and Reykjavik. The choice is entirely up to you.

But whatever look you go for, it’s important to imagine it in all lights. Is this a colour palette you can work with at Christmas and in the summertime and will it support the hues and tones you love best?