Choosing the colour is one of the first things to consider when it comes to selecting your carpet as it can set the tone for the room. It can make a room warmer or cooler, cosier or more spacious and allows you to make the most of natural light.
Here are some tips to consider when it comes to choosing the right Feltex Carpet colours for your home:
- Carpet colour can look very different from room to room, with different lighting throughout the day. Borrow a carpet sample from your retailer and test it in various rooms in natural and artificial to see how that carpet colour will appear in your home.
- Consider how you will use the space, is it a place for entertaining or family time? Is it a place for relaxation or do you want to create excitement? Do you have children or pets? Do you want your carpet to be a focal point or to blend into the background?
Carpets are affected by trends in colour, fibre and texture resulting in a huge range of options. If you feel overwhelmed by carpet colour choices, neutral tones are a safe option.
- Beiges, creams and charcoals.
- Neutrals are a popular choice as they go well with any other colour scheme.
- Light coloured neutral tones can make a small room appear larger and create a quieter, restful feeling.
- Neutral carpet colour doesn’t need to be bland, you can add difference with texture and patterns.
- Tip: If you decide on neutral-toned carpets you can introduce colour to the room with paint on walls, sofas, bed linen, lamps, cushions or artwork.
Bright and Bold
In the past, trends have leaned towards bringing colour into your home with paint colour or wallpaper. New trends in carpet now give you the chance to play with colour and let the floor set the tone for the room.
- Make a more dramatic statement with carpet colours such as darker browns, greys and reds, even purples, oranges and greens.
- Bright colours are stimulating, can lift a floor and are more forgiving in high traffic areas.
- Feeling cautious about bright and bold carpet colour? Try it in small areas, stairs and hallways. A small splash of vivid colour can have a big impact.
- Tip: Try a carpet swatch in different parts the room and at different times of the day. Bright colours can vary depending on light.
Choose a carpet colour that works with your home's decor and your lifestyle.
- Calming colours such as blues, greens and neutrals suit quiet rooms such as bedrooms and studies.
- Bright coloured carpets suit more lively areas of the home and contemporary decors such as family rooms, playrooms and children's rooms.
- Darker, multi-coloured and patterned carpets are especially effective at hiding soiling compared to solid shade, lighter carpets.
- Darker colours are popular with families with children or pets for that reason. But remember they may need more vacuuming as lighter coloured fluff can be visible against a dark background.
- With today's advanced technology and stain resistance easy-to-clean lighter colours are very popular as well.
Dark or Light?
The colour of your carpet can affect the appearance and size of a room. Use this to your advantage to create openness or cosiness depending on the room’s function.
- Use dark, deep and warm carpet colours to create a smaller, more intimate room. This is perfect for warming large living areas.
- Dark colours can dominate so choose light-coloured accents in furniture, paint colour and artwork to add balance to the room.
- Light, cool and pale colours on the floor recede to open a room up and make it appear larger. These colours can help brighten a room with limited natural light such as a closet or dark hallway.
- Lighter carpets form a neutral background that won’t compete with furnishings.
- Dark carpet colours are a popular choice for families with children and pets as they hide soil.
- As light coloured carpets show soil more readily, consider a stain resistant easy-to-clean carpet.