This is a good way to play with light and dark
You’d like to paint your walls but you haven't picked a colour yet? Then take a look at the colour of your floor and the optic effect you're aiming for. We've made an overview of all combinations: from a light wooden floor with dark walls to a dark wooden floor with light walls. Game, set, match!
Light floor, light walls
The combination of light floors and light walls is the perfect way to make a small room look more spacious. Go for white, beige or light brown veneer parquet, like the Milk Oak, Silk Oak or European Oak by Parky. For a fresh splash of paint on the wall white or ecru are stylish options. Make sure that your furniture or decoration has dark accents to avoid an overly sterile look.
Light floor, dark walls
Low ceiling? Who said anything about a low ceiling? Not you, thanks to a light floor and dark walls! This contrasting combination literally highlights your vertical lines. Opt for trendy colours like khaki or petrol and an oak parquet by Parky. Tip: dark curtains are a better match for this setting than their lighter counterparts.
Dark floor, light walls
Do you have a narrow house? Combining a darker parquet floor with lighter walls will instantly make your home look much wider. Frozen Walnut, Smoked Walnut and Valley Oak are ideal choices to create this optical illusion. Psst, this trick works best with stark white walls and light furniture. Just the thing for you?
Dark floor, dark walls
True daredevils opt for a dark oak parquet floor and dark walls. This produces a very special effect, especially when combined with a white ceiling. This is because a light ceiling casts a stylish shadow in the room. This combination is less suited for your kitchen or living room but ideal for a man cave or the music room. Rock on!
Would you rather select a floor that fits your walls instead of the other way round? Then check out all our wood species here.