Can I use different color flooring in my house?


Do i have to have the same color flooring through out the whole house or can I put different color's in my laundry room and bathroom?

  4 answers
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 17, 2019

    Hi Carol,

    It is your house and you can put down anything you like.

    That being said, it would depend on the layout of the house, how one floor can "lead into" and complement each other. Generally if it is a large open room-such as a living room/dining room one color is fine- we did that and have a row of contrasting color times to interrupt the flow. Looks good. That is something you could try to create a transition of room to room.

    A suggestion is to place sample colors of what you have in mind so you can get an idea of how it would look. This would hold true with any floor material, wood, ceramic, stone...even carpet.

    Best to you on your project.

  • By Brittany Goldwyn By Brittany Goldwyn on Jan 17, 2019

    If you are going to have different floors, bathrooms and laundry rooms are usually safe bets since they are rooms for different purposes, typically smaller, and usually (hopefully!) have doors.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jan 17, 2019

    Hi, Carol,

    Most designers will advise you have a "flow" of color throughout your home, but if the laundry and bath are on a separate floor, you may get away with a different color, so long as you repeat some of that color in adjacent rooms.

    I'm not referring to a home done in beige and brown suddenly having a bathroom with neon colored floors or something along those lines, but if you want a "spa/water" theme in a bath or laundry, I don't see why it could not work if you repeat some of that color, even as accents, in adjacent rooms.

    If your bath and laundry are in the basement, it may not make a great deal of difference, unless you have a finished basement with a more traditional color scheme.

  • Lizbeth Lizbeth on Jan 29, 2019

    It does depend on the house but as others have said generally laundry rooms and bathrooms are clearly separate rooms. Also if you have carpet in living areas typically you won't want carpet in the laundry or bath. Same with hardwood---its not the best flooring in wet areas. That said, it's usually best to use complementary colors. If the house is done mainly in yellow and greens with a medium brown hardwood floor, for example, I wouldn't do the bathroom in bright blues and white. But it's your house!