By Abdishakur Mohamed
on February 16, 2019
Choosing the right carpet can be one of the most difficult task because there are so many decisions to make that is from style of the carpet, fiber type, pattern, quality and most importantly color.
Color is often the hardest decision for customers. It can be tough to visualize the color in a large space, judging from a tiny sample. A color change can have a dramatic effect, and sometimes even though a change is desired, it can be a bit scary.
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to deciding on a color of carpet, then read on for some tips and suggestions to help you out.
1. What Color to Choose First – Carpet, Furniture, Bedding, or Paint?
Which part of their room’s décor should you select first, when you are starting from scratch? For the main living spaces in the home, such as the living room, choose the sofa color first. The reason is that the selection of fabric colors is often more limited with sofas than with carpet or paint. Many sofa styles are offered in a choice of only four or five (or fewer) colors unless the sofa is being custom made. Therefore, if not chosen first, it can be difficult to find a sofa in the style you like, that matches the carpet you have already chosen.
Once the sofa is selected, then choose the carpet, and finally the paint. Again, this is because paint has a virtually unlimited color selection.
Start with the element that is most restricted in choice and save the component with the biggest selection for last.
Use the same logic in other rooms, such as bedrooms. In this case, options for bedding are pretty vast, so choose the carpet color first. Since bedding is a smaller investment and relatively easy to change, you may want to select the paint color before choosing the bed covering.
2. Lifestyle Matters and Carpet Color
Your lifestyle and the way in which the carpeted room will be used are huge considerations in carpet color. A busy household with kids, pets and working parents doesn’t usually lend itself well to white carpets, which can show soiling more easily than other colors.
Keep in mind that very light and very dark colors show far more undesirable debris than mid-tones.
While a dark color may be great at hiding stains, it will show lint and dust more than other colors. A carpet that is neither too light nor too dark will be the best color for masking these issues.
3. You want to make your room look bigger.
Colors do give out an illusion. Lighter colored carpets tend to make rooms look bigger. A quality many small to midsize homeowners appreciate. On the other hand, if you have rooms that you want to feel more cozy and snug, darker shades of carpet can create this effect.
4. Choose Your Carpet Color Wisely
The carpet color can alter the entire feel of a room, so be sure to select your color carefully and wisely. Think about how trends may change over the years and be sure that the color you love today will still appeal to you down the road.
Once you’ve narrowed down the color choice, it’s time to start looking at samples.