Choosing Your Carpet Colour

A range of carpet colour samples

The carpeting could be the perfect way to complement your décor or it could be an eye-catching part of the visual scene. There are a variety of ways to tie in your carpet with your space and it’s important to choose the right colour in order to get the look you want.

There are a few things that you’ll want to take into consideration before you choose a carpet. Let’s go over a few of them below to help you make the most educated buying choice.

How Much and What Kind of Use Will the Room Get?

What we want to determine is how often you plan to use the room and in what capacities. For example, if you’re looking for carpeting for your lounge area, it’s safe to assume that this is a high use area. Perhaps children may even spend time playing on these floors. For this kind of space, you wouldn’t want to install white or light-coloured carpets in case of spills or other messes. You’d probably opt for a darker-coloured Polypropylene carpet or even a Corn Fibre carpet.

At the same time, if you’re laying down carpet for the master bedroom, you can probably splurge on a fluffy white and soft carpet. Try a Nylon blend for the most luxurious feel

How Large or Small is the Room?

If you’re working with a small room, one of the tricks you can use to make it feel larger is to select a light-coloured carpet. By the same token, larger rooms can take on a cosier feel if you install mid-to-dark-coloured carpet.

How Much Sun Does the Room Get?

Believe it or not, the amount of natural light that a room receives will affect the way the colour of the carpet looks. Natural light shows the carpet’s true colour. Rooms on the north side of the house that don’t get as much natural light will probably require a lighter shade of carpet so that they don’t feel darker than they are.

Are You Preparing the Home for Resale?

If you are planning on moving in the next few years, choose a neutral palette for your carpet. That way, people viewing the house will be able to see themselves in the house and picture their ideal design.

What is Your Décor Style?

Take a good look at your home and the colour palette that you plan to have. The colour of your carpet should accentuate this palette. The colours of your painted walls should generally contrast the colour of the carpet.

If you’re working with Early American, Victorian or contemporary styles, you’ll have a slightly more limited colour range.

Transitions to Other Rooms

Make sure you consider how the carpet colour in one room will affect any transitions to other rooms. Today’s décor is a lot about individual colour schemes in each room, so make sure that two rooms don’t clash.

For more tips on choosing your carpet colour, get in touch with 0420 Carpet in Sydney today.