This took us very long, since we had a greyish brown in mind. Finally after browsing many, many samples our son found THE ONE.
I highly recommend asking your installer to order a full box of wood to be able to see it in a larger scale than the usual sample. He can always return it if you changed your mind and it helped us a lot to feel more comfortable with our color choice.
Since we are redoing the floors anyhow I was finally very flexible with taking out a few built in cabinets I wasn’t fond of. It opens up so many more options…more decisions..
Since this is a remote remodeling project I am planning on flying over again for the installation of the floors end of november. Then I hope to make the final decision on the carpet for the stairs.
But you never know with a renovation process. Plans and hopes can change…