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How to Choose the Best Carpet Color for Your Home

Ready to remodel or bring a fresh look to a tired living space? New carpeting may be the perfect fit for your home! Before you make your purchase, many factors can go into choosing the right carpeting for your room, from style to color. And while the decision will ultimately depend on your personal preferences and tastes, here are some tips to consider while choosing the best carpet color for your room. Of course, the Floor Store carpet experts are also available to help you find the perfect carpet color!

Consider Your Overall Design

 Here are a few questions to ask yourself when you’re shopping for new carpeting. 

  • What mood are you trying to create?
  • Do you want the home to flow from one room to another?
  • Are you trying to match the colors of the walls and furniture or provide a contrast?
  • Do you want to highlight warm colors or cooler color tones?

Start your carpet color decision-making process with these thoughtful questions. Another excellent initial step is to choose the colors for the other significant design elements in the room, such as the couch, that might not have as many color options. Since your new carpeting will offer many colors, it will be easier to pick the carpet color that matches the furniture rather than the furniture to match the carpet color.

Neutral carpet colors are always a recommended starting point over trendy bold or bright colors. Although dramatic colors can grab attention, they can also potentially overwhelm the overall room design and risk becoming dated over time. Since neutral colors are easier to design around, and if you decide to make future color or theme changes in your room, a neutral carpet color will work with a broader range of wall and furniture colors over the long run.

The Natural Light in Your Room

When choosing any flooring, you always want to consider the amount of natural light your room receives. For instance, a lighter color carpet will help brighten a darker space that doesn’t receive ample natural light. Another point to consider is that if the natural or electrical lighting is different from room to room, an identical carpet color may not look the same in each room. Carpet samples can help see how flooring will look in your room, and there are also online tools that can show you what your interior will look like with a specific carpet. Also, it’s important to remember that if a room receives more sunlight during the day, darker carpet colors can show fading quicker if exposed to heavy amounts of direct sun.

 

Your Room’s Activity Level

If you have an active home with kids and pets, darker carpet colors can work well for high-traffic areas because they don’t reveal wear as much or as soon as lighter colors. But while darker colors do hide stains better than light colors, they won’t camouflage pet hair or dust as successfully. Another excellent carpet option for high activity areas is a Berber-style carpet with multiple flecks of different colors to hide dirt better between cleanings.

 Samples and Online Tools

Once you have narrowed down your carpet color choices to one or two favorites, you can bring samples home or use our Roomvo online room visualizer tool to see how your favorite carpet options will look at home. Test your favorite carpet samples against the existing colors or a paint sample. This can help narrow your choices down and find the best carpet color for your room.

Choosing the right carpeting color may initially seem like a challenge, but going through the process will ultimately help you create the perfect look. Visit one of The Floor Store’s nine Bay Area showrooms to find the best carpeting for your home!

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