This post brought to you by Tarkett NA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Right now I am starting with a blank slate (a really really blank slate):
From flooring to wall color to furniture placement, all the elements in a room need to blend together in order to end up with a successful design.
My room currently has golden orangey oak flooring. I would love to explore some other options, such as Tarkett’s FiberFloor® or Luxury Vinyl Tile products. With much better durability compared to traditional hardwoods, they would be a great option if I could just decide what color scheme I want.
Fortunately TarkettNA offers an online way to Visualize your room at RoomVue.
If you aren’t even sure where to start, they make it easy for you by providing you multiple options of pre-assembled color schemes so you can find a design palette that suits your style(iSelect). They also provide a large photo gallery with lots of inspiration if you are having trouble coming up with it on your own.
Best of all, if you aren’t sure of your design,you can chat online with professional Designers who are there to answer any questions you may have about the design, flooring options and product details.
In my case, I am considering light colored built in woodwork, with dark stained furniture. To make those features pop I think the “Champagne Celebrations” collection would be my top choice.. I’m a sucker for gray.
Granted, the furniture isn’t exactly my style, but the colors are close:
Next I went in and added the suggested floor covering form the Champange Celebration’s Palette:
I didn’t love it. I was actually surprised. I thought I would, but visualizing it was a huge eye opener!
So instead of using the light colors of the Champagne Celebrations collection I tried the options from Fireside Chats:
Once again, the light flooring wasn’t my thing..
Then I thought I would try a totally different look with luxury vinyl:
Ack! Not warm enough for a bedroom! So next I decided to switch gears and try the darker options:
Once I realized how much I liked the dark flooring, I starting considering the baseboard and wall colors (you can see them in the lower right hand side of the photo). Here are white baseboards with gray walls:
Light gray baseboards with beige walls:
Or my personal favorite: Light gray baseboards with dark brown walls:
It was a design revelation. Not at all what I originally thought I would like.
That is the beauty of using a design tool like RoomVue. You get to try all the options with no risk. If you are interested in the iSelect pre-selected color palette system, Tarkett has put together this video which goes into more detail about each option:
And if you fall in love with a certain floor design, you can find your closest Tarkett Flooring distribution (there over 10,000 retailers nation wide) here. And of course, you vsn follow Tarkett on Facebook, Tarkett on Pinterest and Tarkett on Twitter.
So, what do you think about my dark walls with dark floor color scheme?