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Picking a carpet color

What is the most popular carpet color?

The most popular carpet color is beige although it has an undeserved reputation for looking dull and being a little too safe. However, the great thing about beige is that it compliments most other colors.

Warm Colors

Warm colors such as red really help to brighten up the room and create a cozy ambience. Red carpets often go well with neutral and warm colored walls and are especially effective in living rooms. Family rooms, in particular, can benefit from a dark red carpet. As well as creating a great accent, it also hides stains particularly well.

If your room lacks natural light then a red carpet will help to brighten up the room. A great tip is to place a red colored carpet in high traffic areas. The hallway and living room typically have the most foot traffic so consider placing a red carpet in those areas.

Popular Colors

No matter what color the walls in a room are, beige will almost certainly blend in well. Beige carpets can also make a room look larger than it actually is. Therefore, if you have limited room space, you can use beige to enhance it. Opt for a high quality beige carpet wherever possible. This is because newer neutral carpets use built-in stain-resistant fabrics. This goes some way towards eliminating the worry about placing the beige carpet in a high traffic area

Earthy Tones

A modern carpet trend is the use of earthy tones. Greens, light blues and stone colors all help to create a calm, serene atmosphere. In today’s modern home, the increasingly popular oriental and earthy tones can be essential. Earthy tones typically look best in either the bathroom or the living room. However, they will show up stains and dirt easily so avoid placing them in high traffic areas that see large levels of child or pet activity

Color and Texture

A major shift in new products is toward layered color and soft texture in carpet. A combination of texture and pattern will always be popular because it minimizes soil and vacuum marks. But the other advantage is that color and texture offer more distinctive styling and fashion appeal. Applied and woven patterns — in designs of leaves, trellises, or flowers, for example — offer organic shapes that coordinate easily with patterns in other furnishings. Strong colors that come from commercial pallets are now available in multicolored loops, cut loop surfaces, and Berber styles as accents.

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