Asked on Nov 13, 2017

What color wood floors do I put down with wood paneling on walls?

Ann Rossi
by Ann Rossi
I have light colored walnut wood paneling on wall and I want to get rid of my carpet and put pergo flooring down should I go same color or darker then paneling?
  17 answers
  • Dfm Dfm on Nov 13, 2017

    go darker on the floor, contrast is good esp if there is someone with low vision in tour life.

  • Rembatb Rembatb on Nov 13, 2017

    I don't know, but I did go to Pergo and see that they had some pictures with wood on the walls as well as on the floor and maybe that can give you some ideas.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 13, 2017

    Base your decision on how much lighting is in the room as well as you furniture

  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Nov 13, 2017

    Pergo has some great flowing that have several hues in the flooring, allowing it to easily blend with multiple shades of wood.

  • Sue Ryan Sue Ryan on Nov 13, 2017

    If it is a small rom, I would get the same color and type. It will make the room look bigger.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 13, 2017

    I'd actually go lighter to lighten up the room. It looks like we all have our own preferences.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Nov 13, 2017

    I would go dark on the floor and maybe a pretty rug on top, have you thought of maybe painting your paneling?

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Nov 13, 2017

    We have oak.

  • Ginny Ginny on Nov 13, 2017

    How big is the room? Why not choose a colored rim and continue with walnut on the floor to make the rm. look bigger?

  • Paint the paneling! Any color you would like.

  • Elaine Elaine on Nov 15, 2017

    Do you have pets? If so, think carefully about choosing dark wood as it shows every bit of fluff, lint, hairs, etc. Dark flooring tends to look more formal and is very elegant; I have it myself (and love it) but I definitely need to Swiffer-dust it a LOT and I no longer have pets or children running around.

    Lighter wood tends to look more casual. If I were you, I’d choose a middle color - not too dark and not too light; that’s the safest choice. You don’t say what room this is for. Is it your living room? Have you ever considered painting your panelling? If you ever do, I’d also paint the baseboards a warm white and paint any doors and doorframe a warm white as well.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 15, 2017

    You might want to choose a contrasting floor like one of the new rustic gray washed colors... some have a brownish tone to them.. .that would work with the wall color... but leave your options open to paint the paneled walls at a later time if you wanted to... Having the floors the same shade and tone as the walls would make the room feel like a small wooden box and I don't think you would be very happy with that.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Nov 15, 2017

    I would match it. Make the room look larger

  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Nov 15, 2017

    I would definitely paint that walnut looking panelling on the wall a cream white or some soft neutral white in a low is almost impossible to come close to an existing color on the floor to match panelling....and you will brighten up the room and the only wood you see would be the floor...and you could get any shade you wish without worrying about matching....and really nobody does wood panel walls with wood floors, you need a brighter color to make the room as light as possible....

  • JD JD on Nov 16, 2017

    If it were me, I would paint the paneling (which I’ve done successfully in 3 past homes). Then you could select any color for the floors; but always make sure it’s contrasting. If you choose to keep the paneling as is, I might skip putting down a wood floor and opt for some travertine, ceramic or marble tile.

  • 62q10370829 62q10370829 on Nov 16, 2017

    Go with a shade if two darker not real dark.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 22, 2023

    Darker to match lines on panelling!