Apr 28, 2021 | Flooring America
When a pair of contrasting colors are placed side by side, they bring out the best in each other. They are at their peak vibrance and richness of hues. When contrasting colors are mixed, they create a neutral color like brown or gray. Thus, when you think about color, especially the color that will be going on your floors, the contrasting colors that make up neutrals are key, as they can become part of your larger design palette.
When you begin to think about what color carpet you might like, we suggest thinking about the larger, more expensive items that will be going into your space, especially if they have only a few color variations. It can help inform your carpet color by first considering colors for large-ticket items like an antique desk or a leather couch. Then, you can choose paint for your walls last, as the options for paint are limitless and can be changed easily.
Trends are always changing, and replacing the carpet is much more difficult than repainting. Due to this fact, most individuals go with neutral-colored carpet—it is less likely to become outdated, and dramatic colors can be overpowering in your space.
If you are worried about the neutral-colored carpet being dull, there is room to get creative with different textures and patterns. Berber flecks can give you a multicolored carpet that still plays within a neutral color palette. Simple, geometric patterns can also be a fun way to add some spice to your neutral color palette while still keeping to a timeless look.
When choosing carpet color, your lifestyle is also something to consider. A white carpet might not be the best option for the playroom—where fingerpaints, glitter, and silly putty are easily within reach—but may be more suitable for the master bedroom. Also, pets are a major factor as they can easily soil and stain your carpeting. Taking these elements into consideration might encourage you to opt for darker-colored carpets or soil-resistant treatments.
If you need assistance figuring out what carpet colors and styles are best for your lifestyle, the folks at Flooring America are here to help. These experts can guide you through our extensive collection to find the right option for the spaces that mean the most to you. Give them a call or stop by your local Flooring America store today.