Building a new home, renovating or just freshening up a room, your choice of carpet colours will influence your whole interior style.
Working in harmony with the colour of walls and furnishings, through to textures and tones, here are a few points to help you choose the perfect colour carpet for your space.
Light or Dark?
The light and space of each room will often influence your colour 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 colours can appear different throughout your home depending on the light source. Order a carpet sample online or borrow a sample from your local retailer to check how it appears in both natural and artificial light before making a final choice.
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-coloured 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 a 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
Colour 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 colour 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 colour?
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.
Colour 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 colour choices on walls, furnishings and furniture.
Experimenting with bright and bold colours, 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.
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