Tips for Choosing a Carpet Color
Carpeting is an investment that has a big impact on any room. Aside from things like carpet type, fiber, pattern, and quality, you have to decide on carpet color. For those who love monochromatic rooms, it can be a relatively easy decision, but for most people, choosing a carpet color is tough. You don’t want to simply choose a color you love, or you may find yourself in the difficult position of trying to make the rest of the room “go with” the carpeting!
What’s more, it can be extremely difficult to visualize what a color will look like in a room, just by looking at a little swatch. If you’re just not sure where to start when it comes to deciding what color carpeting to choose, read on for a few pointers.
How to Choose a Carpet Color
Choosing the perfect carpet color for your home or business is mostly about evaluating the big picture. Make sure you consider the following items.
1. Consider the rest of the home.
When carpeting a living room or family room, look at your sofa for inspiration. Most sofas, unless custom-made, come in a limited range of four or five colors. Start your decision-making process by looking at your room and finding the element or elements that you can’t (or don’t intend to) change.
Next, consider the walls. Are they a neutral hue that will go with almost any color? Are you planning to change the color? If you are planning to repaint your room, choose a wall color first, and get any painting done before having new carpeting installed. That will make your choice of carpet color a little less tricky.
2. Consider going neutral.
Carpet has a huge impact on a room simply because it covers a large area. Replacing your carpet every few years is probably not in the cards, which is one reason that neutral colors are the biggest sellers in carpeting. You can always add some of your favorite colors into other elements of the room, such as accent pillows, draperies, and artwork. These decor items are more inexpensive and easily replaced as your tastes and the trends change.
A neutral carpet doesn’t necessarily mean a boring carpet. Add interest with texture using friezes or cut and loop styles. You can also choose a flecked neutral, for a subtle touch of color. (Bonus: Flecked styles also help hide lint and bits of dirt in between vacuuming.)
3. Consider your lifestyle.
If you have kids or pets, you probably don’t want white or cream-colored carpeting, which will show spots and stains more than other colors. By the same token, even though a dark color may be great for hiding stains, it will also show lint and dust more than other colors. If you decide to go for a bright color rather than a neutral, stick with a mid-tone. A carpet that’s neither light nor dark will be best at masking spots, stains, lint, and dust. Anticipating what will last long term, both style-wise and color-wise, saves you money on replacements later.
Are You Ready to Make a Selection?
To view a wide range of carpet styles, colors, and patterns, or to obtain samples or ask questions, you can contact us today. Our team of professionals wants nothing more than to help you create the home or business of your dreams with the help of a beautiful, high-quality carpet.