Choices in carpet color can influence the mood and set the scene of any space.
Light or Dark?
The light and space of each room will often influence your color palette. If the area is small or lacks natural light, then a lighter shade of carpet will make it appear larger and brighter. Equally, darker carpets will serve to warm up a room, giving larger spaces a cosy feel, while adding depth and character.
Expert tip: Carpet colors can appear different throughout your home depending on the light source.
What's going to work in this room?
Considering how a room will be used is key when choosing carpet. A hard-wearing, stain resistant carpet, in a forgiving dark or multi-colored shade, is a great choice for energetic young families or pet owners. Entertainers may prefer a combination cut and loop pile in mid-tones, while professionals may opt for lighter toned plush-pile adding an element of sophistication.
Expert Tip: Consider your lifestyle; decide if you need family and pet friendly carpet, prefer plush luxury, need a discreet neutral decorating base or wish to create a dramatic style statement.
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Setting the Mood
Color not only adds dimension to a room but can affect your mood as well, so it’s important to think about the kind of feel you wish to create. Peaceful blues, greens and neutrals fill your home with calm and are ideal for bedrooms, studies and retreats. While bright coloured carpets serve to enliven family rooms, entertainment areas and playrooms.
Expert tip: Traditionally cooler color palettes of green and blues create a fresh and calm feel, just as, orange red or deep browns work to generate warmth and design excitement.
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Neutral or pop of color?
Neutral shades of beige or smoky charcoals offer an elegant backdrop for decorating, while bleached blonde shades work beautifully alongside Nordic interiors and open plan living.
Color can create drama; rich earthy tones, lush botanical greens, feminine pastels, aquatic blues or dramatic purples tell your unique design story.
Expert tip: Neutral shades come in both warm and cool tones and are the ideal decorating base allowing for more adventurous color choices on walls, furnishings and furniture.
Experimenting with bright and bold colors, especially in smaller areas, can lift a room and create an energetic mood. Deeper shades can camouflage wear and dirt in high traffic areas too.