It's all golden this Autumn
With the Summer over, children back to school and the shops stocking Hallowe’en and Christmas items already, it’s safe to say we can focus our attention on Autumn.
How we can make spaces in our homes comfy and cosy, in time for the colder weather setting in? Whether you are coming to the end of any building works and will be dressing a new room, or you are looking to give a current room a refresh – here’s some flooring ideas to inspire you, with this Autumn’s must-have colour palette in mind.
Dulux Colour of the year – Spiced Honey
Earlier this month, Dulux announced their Colour of the Year. A panel of colour designers, design specialists, trend forecasters and editors from around the world gathered together to talk and ultimately choose a colour. After discussions to capture a universal theme, a colour was suggested which resonates with the space around us, embodying our mood and future year ahead. The colour chosen was Spiced Honey, a caramel tone with golden hues to bring comfort and optimism into our lives. Spiced Honey’s warm, inviting amber tones are not only calming but they are versatile too, bringing a sophisticated and timeless finish to interiors. In fact, Dulux’s Creative Director recommends not necessarily filling a room wall-to-wall with the colour but using it as an accent and pairing it with colours such as white, charcoal grey or cool pastels like soft blue or blush pink.
Showing: Dulux Colour of the Year Spiced Honey (picture courtesy of Dulux).
Something natural to complement
As seen in the interior room shot put together by Dulux, a natural wood floorboard works well in a space with floor to ceiling walls painted in Spiced Honey. The low fuss,
all-natural style of the wood floor allows Spiced Honey to take centre stage in all its glory. But if you haven’t got floorboards nor can you get yours looking anything like this, then there’s a few options to ‘get the look’.
Engineered hardwood from Ted Todd will give you the closest look and feel to that of natural floorboards. Take a look at the Creech plank in the Project range with its light brown tones and close grain, it’s also brushed and UV oiled for a long-lasting finish. But if your budget can’t stretch to engineered, then you might consider a laminate plank from Quick-Step. Havanna Oak in the Classic range is not only light with authentic grain but holds a strong resemblance and feel to that of a wood floor.
Showing: Quick-Step Havanna Oak laminate flooring in the Classic range.
Accenting Spiced Honey
Where Spiced Honey is used as an accent colour in a room, as in the Dulux image below, flooring can afford to take on more detail. In this room shot, a parquet floor laid to a chevron pattern features with a subtle pattern and golden wood floor effect finish. Once again, there are several choices to replicate this floor style, ranging in both price and material.
Showing: Dulux Colour of the Year Spiced Honey used as an accent colour alongside neutral tones and blushed pink (picture courtesy of Dulux).
Amtico for example as a luxury vinyl tile can bring a wood effect finish to complement the colours of Spiced Honey. There’s plenty of choice of golden oak colours with intricate grains and plank sizes to vary the effect of the laying pattern. Or there’s Quick-Step’s new Intenso parquet range, an engineered hardwood board in a chevron pattern. Taking advantage of the Uniclic system and coming in a board as opposed to individual parquet pieces, it makes it easier to install a chevron style floor to your home.
Showing: On the left Rural Oak LVT in a herringbone pattern, with its honey tones from the Amtico Form collection and on the right, Quick-Step Intenso Traditional Oak Oiled hardwood flooring in a chevron laying pattern.
A little subtle Spiced Honey
You don’t have to go full wall with Spiced Honey, instead use it sparingly within a colour scheme for a rich touch of warmth. It’s a great colour to pair with on-trend animal prints, leather furnishings, bright brass details or rooms with a Moroccan vibe.
Showing: Spiced Honey, Dulux’s Colour of the Year used to create effect in a living space.
In this room shot shared by Dulux, a neutral toned rug makes the flooring centrepiece. To get the same look there’s several rug options at Flooring 4 You. For something super soft, the Monaco faux silk area rug from ITC Natural Luxury Flooring comes in six shades, including three neutral tones. But of course, there’s always the option to go for a full room, broadloom carpet in a neutral tone. For a high-quality carpet, go for a 100% wool like the Sloane collection from Riviera Carpets, available in several fashionable neutral tones, each complementing the sophisticated depth of Spiced Honey.
Showing: On the left, a Monaco faux silk rug from ITC and on the right, a 100% New Zealand wool carpet from Riviera Carpets.
Colour co-ordinate with your flooring
If you’d like your floor to help bring the tones of Spiced Honey to life in your home, the stunning patterned Corona Sepia LVT floor from Amtico in their Décor range will be perfect. Being incredibly practical and warm underfoot, it ticks all the interior style boxes too, working with leather accessories and brass additions. In fact you could eve go so far to say it’s a match made in heaven for Spiced Honey.
Showing: Amtico Décor luxury vinyl flooring in Corona Sepia with colours that work perfectly with Dulux Colour of the Year Spiced Honey.
We know flooring is just one part of your space, but an important one. From its practical benefits, affordability and overall look to complement your scheme, choosing the right floor isn’t always a simple, quick decision. Call into one of our showrooms and speak with our flooring professionals who can help find the flooring that works for you. Or if you know the flooring you want, contact us to make an appointment for a free estimate today. You won’t find a greater choice of flooring across the North West!