Jun 23, 2021 | Flooring America
In fashion, the color black is a staple. It’s sleek, slimming, and never goes out of style. But when you think about black walls or black carpets in your home, it can seem overwhelming. Using black in your home design should not be feared. In fact, it is considered a neutral, and just like with clothes, it goes with almost everything. When creating interior design elements, black seems to be the neutral that is often overlooked and left out. It is time to stop overlooking black carpeting and see how using it in your space can be a bold, modern, and stunning design choice for your home.
Dark-color carpets are excellent for high-traffic areas because they hide dirt and stains more easily. Light neutrals like creams, whites, and grays will need to be vacuumed and cleaned more often—especially if you have kids or pets. Having a dark-color carpet like black will mean that you have to spend less money on professional cleaning and cleaning tools. Plus, the seams of the carpet will also be less noticeable with darker carpet shades.
As previously stated, black is neutral and often a staple in wardrobes. It can also provide that same reliability in your home. In general, dark colors blend well with furniture, drapes, and other decoration elements more easily than lighter tones. Black can also create an appealing contrast paired with a light wall, light furniture, or other light-color décor elements. If you are redesigning your space entirely, choosing a black carpet can be a springboard for endless design possibilities.
Dark colors on floors and walls can make rooms feel smaller and thus more snug, whereas light colors open up spaces, making them look larger. Black not only brings a cozy effect, but also infuses a space with ambiance. Using a black carpet in a living room or den can give the space a brand-new dramatic feel while providing comfort as you melt into your couch for a movie marathon. In addition, using natural light, large areas of space, and contrasting tones can help balance out a black carpet.
If choosing all-black wall-to-wall carpeting is still daunting, try instead, bringing bold contrast to your home with rugs and runners. Having a patterned area rug that incorporates black can be a fantastic way to dip your toe into this dramatic design choice. It could make your dining room feel a bit more formal or give your living room a cozy sophistication. Stair runners are another great place to incorporate black and patterns that include black. Stairs are often a high-traffic area, so picking a dark-colored runner will be not only a daring design option but also a lower-maintenance one.
If you need help deciding if black carpeting is right for you or just need someone to talk you through flooring ideas, the Flooring America experts are always here. Give us a call or stop by your local Flooring America store today to get the flooring advice you need.