The Education Centre: How to choose light or dark

Whether you opt for a light luxury vinyl floor or a dark solid wood, should depend on several factors: the look and feel you’re going for, the size of your room and the amount of natural light that floods in.

A light floor is chic and versatile, compared to a dark floor which adds drama and moodiness to your room. Not only that, a light flooring choice opens the space up and lends a more spacious appeal. A darker variation would work the opposite way and create a cosier, warmer-toned atmosphere. In rooms with small windows, or low levels of daylight, a lighter coloured floor should really be chosen to make the room feel brighter.

Light or Dark rooms?

You can divide shades into three main groups: brights, neutrals and darks – depending on the look you want, this can be a great way of narrowing down your choice and ensuring you get the right look and feel you’ve been hoping for.

Bright colours


Ideal for making smaller rooms feel bigger and maximising light.

Neutral Colours


Ideal for creating a warm and balanced feel in most room.

Dark colours


Ideal for creating maximum drama in rooms with lots of light.