How to choose the right colour carpet for your home?

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Choosing the right colour carpet for your home can be a difficult decision, with lots of different factors to consider. Here we consider some factors which you consider before buying your carpet for your home.

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When it is time to consider which color of carpet to use there are many factors to consider. In this article you will learn about the pros and cons of carpet colors.

Lets start with light colors such as white or off white. People are often tempted to purchase white carpet because it makes rooms look bigger and brighter. This is of course true, it will make a small dark room seem brighter and bigger. The problem with light carpet is that it shows everything. Because of that fact it is best left for rooms that are seldom used or for homes that do not have kids or pets.

Bright colours such as reds are popular in more modern homes. If you want a bright colour keep in mind that they could be subject to sun fading and the colour might become tiresome over time. For these reasons bright colours are best left for rooms that do not receive intense sunlight and for rooms where you don’t expect to keep the carpet for a great deal of time.

Dark colours such as dark blue or even black are often used in rooms such as media rooms. It will help to darken the room to enhance your television or movie viewing. This colour of carpet would be best left for large rooms since they could make smaller rooms seem even smaller. The plus about dark carpet is that it does not show soiling as much and it is therefore good for media or game rooms.

Lastly you have neutral colours such as tan or brown. These colours are the most popular because they strike the balance between brightness and soil hiding capabilities. They also tend to go well with all decors so they are goof for homes that you may not plan on keeping for a long period. If you have children, pets or think you might be selling your home in the near future you probably want to go with a neutral colour.

Whatever you decide on be sure to examine how the carpet will work in your situation. Be sure to take the time, do the research and choose the colour that works best for you.

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We have also found the following guide, which looks at purchasing carpets from the consumers perspective, which we are Herts Carpets think is extremely important.

  • How is the room going to be used?

  • Is there light or heavy room traffic in the room?

  • Is the room the center of activity for family or entertaining?

  • Is there direct access from outside?

What You Should Know:
By asking these questions, the dealer is trying to gauge which grade and style of carpet would work best for your home.

Try to give a detailed picture of your expectations for the carpet. Is it important that the carpet stand up to pets, running children and bustling activity? Or are you mainly concerned about how it will look and feel in a formal living room that doesn’t get a lot of use?

Color and Style

Typically, a dealer might ask:

  • How much use will the room get?(This is a consideration because a heavily used room may not be the best place to install white or very light-coloured carpet.)

  • Are kids going to be playing down on the floor? Or is it a formal room that doesn’t get much use?(Again, lighter colours my create more maintenance but another factor the dealer is trying to consider is whether you should choose carpet made with BCF fiber like STAINMASTER® so that children playing on the floor will not find themselves covered in loose fibers shed from staple products.)

  • Is it a small room or a large room?(Smaller rooms can be made to feel larger by selecting a lighter colored carpet while larger rooms can be made to feel cozier by using a mid-to-darker colored carpet.)

  • What are the lighting conditions in the room?(Rooms with plenty of natural light will show the true color of the carpet while rooms on the north side of a house may need a lighter shade of carpet to keep them from feeling darker than they are.)

What You Should Know:
You should always remember to bring swatches of fabric from drapes and furniture, wallpaper samples, and paint chips with you when you are selecting carpet. That way you can consider a range of colours that will match your existing décor. Remember that colour can also affect your mood. Warmer colours often make you feel energized while cooler tones provide a sense of calm.

When considering color, remember the lighting in the carpet store is not the same as the lighting conditions in your home. Ask the dealer if they have a lighting box in which to view the carpet, or ask if you can take a sample of the carpet home.

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Herts Carpet hope that the above combination of ideas and factors will help you to identify the right coloured carpet for your property. Book a consultation with a member of our team today and we will identify the right carpet for your property.