Flooring does not have anything to do with council plans, but can have an enormous influence on the look of your home. One of the big questions is: DARK or LIGHT colouring for floors. Here are some answers:
1. Larger floor areas usually requires darker floors, where smaller rooms requires lighter colours.
2. If your floor is dark, you need ample white or very light elements in the room, and if your floor is light, you need darker elements in terms of furniture and wall colouring. This is called Colour Balance. You need dark colours to balance out light colours, and vice versa.
3. Dark flooring can work in small areas, if there is ample light, but lighter flooring should be used if your room is dark.
The black couch in this instance balance the lighter colours beautifully.
The lighter walls and white elements including the natural light in this house creates a harmonious balance.
There is too much dark colours in this image.
This room requires additional darker or sharper colours in order to balance out the lighter, monotonous palette. If too many nuetrals and light colours are used, the room becomes boring.