Top 5 floor colours to enhance the look and feel of your house

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It is a known fact that colours, especially the colour of the flooring, has a profound influence on home decor. Let us understand how it has the potential to play a central role in setting the décor and tone of the entire space.

Floor colour has the ability to create the required look and feel of a room, be it the natural ambience or the minimalistic or royal look. It is scientifically proven that colours affect our brain functioning and evoke different emotions in us. Use of coloured tiles on floor and wall is a unique way to bring vivid imaginations to life and is an opportunity to play with colours inside the house. Homeowners and architects are realizing this fact and utilizing it to enhance the overall look of every space in the house. They are experimenting with bold and playful colour schemes instead of conventional shades. Some of the colour combinations and palettes that are capturing everyone’s interest are:

Blue-Green - Blue and green are very calming colours and are catching attention as a preferred colour. They have the ability to make you feel relaxed and serene. They evoke a sense of being connected with nature.

Black-Grey – Usage of natural stones eg. marble or kadappa has been there for some time, however, what is interesting is the usage of these colour tiles. Black and grey tiles lend a sense of sophistication and class to any space that they are laid upon. Their versatile usage makes them suitable for any space inside or outside the house.

Copper-Brown - Earthy colours such as brown and copper give us a sense of being connected to the soil. They are the perfect blend of elegance and relaxation, which is why they are a popular choice for spaces such as living rooms and foyers.

Wood finish – This has been an evergreen colour and preferred by the majority of interior design experts. It is known to give a posh, upper-echelon look to a room. Thanks to the technology, these tiles come with more than 100 designs with different surface finish, colour combination and design variation. Just like black and grey, this finish is also being used in spaces that it was never considered before.

Rustic shades/floral designs- Another interesting concept that is gaining traction is rustic shades and floral designs. While the concept was common for feature walls and specific designs to highlight space, it made a comeback to floor section. These tiles are increasingly becoming sought after and are used in all areas in the house.

Decorating your rooms with the right colours and in the right order will ensure you have the perfect combination. Going from lighter colours in the ceiling and going darker as you go down to the floors is an excellent way of dealing with the overall style and combination, creating depth you need to make the rooms look welcoming. You would do well to also pick colours that will be easier to clean, especially when it comes to carpet cleaning, furniture cleaning, upholstery cleaning, wall cleaning so you won’t have to use the services of a professional cleaning company way too often.

Finally, different spaces have different functional requirements, which need to be taken into consideration before selecting the ideal coloured tiles for the space. For areas that see a lot of water usage, like bathrooms and kitchens, it is advisable to choose anti-skid tiles to minimize the chance of accidents.

This article is contributed by Av Mallikarjuna, Assistant Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Aparna Enterprises Limited

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