There are many colour choices for laminate floors, but how do you know what is the most timeless and classic flooring colour for laminate? I’ll show you.
Laminate floors have come a long way from the photocopied look of the 3-planks-in-one-board we first saw in the beginning. Now it comes in a single plank so it looks so much nicer. Irene (my design associate) is beginning a renovation on her house this Spring and she is installing laminate floors.
It’s a smart choice because she is renovating to sell and then buy and do it all over again. Also, she’s in a neighborhood where people don’t necessarily expect to see wood or stone when they are buying a home.
Of course a lot depends on how high-end your home is to begin with. If you live in an expensive neighbourhood where home buyers expect stone countertops when they walk into your kitchen, quartz is a much better plan than granite for resale.
Choosing granite for a kitchen that is not for you is like selecting a plaid sofa to your taste, and expecting the next homeowners to not only love it but live with it for the next 15 – 25 years.
Anyway we got to discussing the colour she had chosen. We both agreed that anything we had seen in medium brown was blotchy and mostly bad so that was out.
Espresso brown is already yesterday because that trend is over and installing laminate anywhere in the realm of grey will simply be dated eventually as well.
source: Studio McGee
What is the Most Classic and Timeless Laminate Flooring Colour?
So the most timeless laminate? Something in the realm of a light maple, like in my photo examples above. It will also work well with gray, greige and complex cream walls, as well as if you prefer to decorate with bright pops of colour.
If I ever come across something in the medium tones that’s beautiful, you’ll be the first to hear about it.
And, if you are reading this and have already discovered one, please post the link in the comments below!
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