Through the ages color has been used to shape the atmosphere of a space. From feelings of comfort and safety, to excitement, hunger and calm – colors emphasis mood and tone exponentially. That’s why designers rely on them so heavily when setting the stage of a new room. Color theory helps us determine which shade will complement our space, as well as who might be attracted to it. Color theory also tells us that people react differently to a room based on their personal preferences. Many times, they can be broken down into seasonal personalities. Find out how your seasonal personality translates to the perfect palette with our helpful guide.


People who fall under an Autumn personality tend to be highly grounded individuals. They are practical, eco-conscious, aware of environmental impact, and strong-willed. They tend to be darker in personality, serious but willing to change as the seasons do. They are drawn to warmer colors, like mustard, moss green, aubergine, terracotta or burnt orange. Our [Ponderosa Collection] is perfect for Autumnal personalities. In rich, comforting colors like chestnut-hued [San Marcos] or earthy [Pueblo], our premier engineered hardwood promises to bring warmth and character into your home.


Cooler and more reserved, Winter folks can be seen as minimalists. They’re strong, calm, self-assured and confident. They prize simplicity, clean-lines and precision. Reliability and quality are two things they value, as well as perseverance. They’re drawn to monochromatic palettes, metallic tones and neutrals – which can come off as conservative – but once your get past their frosty exterior, winter personalities can be surprisingly warm. Our [Steadfast Collection] embodies the cool tones of winter. These genuine hardwood planks curated from New England’s hard maple and hickory will create a beautiful backdrop for your holiday affairs. We love [Peaceful], with its whitewashed tumble-worn charm and [Grace], a brushed grain, silvered-planked beauty.


Bubbly, bright and full of life, Spring personalities adore the whimsical side of life. They are light on their feet, impulsive, effervescent and full of charm. Drawn to soft colors, pinks, blues and minty greens, spring personalities appreciate tradition but thrive on new, exciting energy. Lovers of Spring will appreciate our [Eighteen Seventy-Five Collection]. Utilizing a tried and true technique for veneer creation, this green and economical option is a marvel of engineering. With fresh colors like [Putney], a bright and cheery white oak or [St. Alabans], a minty-hued maple veneer, visions of new growth and prosperity with abound with these choices.


As laid back as the days are long, summer personalities are slower, gentle and diplomatic. They are far calmer than spring and value comfort, quiet and lazy solitude. Efficiency, neatness and practicality are all important values to them as is a good sense of humor. Don’t let their seriousness paint the wrong picture, summer personalities also have great imaginations and creative talent. They are drawn to the more grown up colors of spring, like mauve, sage, cerulean and raspberry. For summer folks, you can’t go wrong with [The Tasmania Collection].

Echoing the far off lands and pristine beaches south of Australia, this collection features extra wide plank textured floors with unique and eye-catching patterns. [Hobart] in European Oak evokes golden sands and far off vistas, while the striking striations of [Bruny], in natural Tasmanian Oak draws the eye down with it’s unique layered look.

Still interested in learning more about the perfect seasonal palette for your home? Chat with the experts at Real Wood Floors to get you started today!