If you love having colour in your home, don’t overlook your floors when it comes to adding colour – carpets can be a lot more than beige! Carpets and floor coverings are available in a variety of colours, designs and finishes and can transform the look and feel of a room. Read on as we take a look at a rainbow of designer carpet ideas that you could use to decorate and finish your home and explore the effect and impact that different colours can have.
The colour red is associated with strength, warmth, energy and courage and is a lively and friendly colour to decorate with.
Too much red can be perceived as being over-powering, so it’s not the best colour to put all over your walls. On your floors though, red carpets or rugs can work well, particularly where it’s one of a mix of several colours.
For example, a red stripe or zigzag design can work well in a hallway or up the stairs.
The colour orange is associated with enthusiasm, adventure, balance and creativity. It’s a colour that can add a bit of fun and playfulness into the ordinary.
Orange might not instantly be the kind of colour you associate with carpets, but don’t forget that orange can be more than bright and bold. More subtle shades of orange, such as pumpkin or umber can offer a more golden glow or a pale orange hue.
In terms of designer carpet ideas involving orange, try the likes of Brintons Pure Living Sandalwood Strata carpet, which features a lovely mix of pale orange stripes combined with blue and beige.
As a colour, yellow evokes feelings of positivity and happiness. It’s the colour associated with sunshine and is an all round ‘feel good’ colour.
Like orange, you may not naturally be drawn to choose a bright yellow carpet for your floor, but yellow comes in an array of golden shades too. Designer carpets with golden accents can work well in rooms such as living rooms as a slightly warmer alternative to beige, plus hard wearing carpet materials such as sisal combine golden amber hues with practicality.
Green is a colour that’s traditionally associated with both nature and money. It’s a calming colour promoting feelings of harmony, balance, rest and reassurance.
Using green in home décor has gained in popularity again in the last few years, with more people incorporating green into their homes through the use of wall colours, accessories and plants.
Dark green can be a great statement colour to use in your home décor. If you’re not sure about putting it on your walls, opting for dark green carpet is the next best alternative. Team it with furniture in a contrasting colour, such as white, to create maximum impact.
Paler shades of green, such as sage or mint can be calming colours to live with too – try green carpet in your bedroom to create a restful space to relax and unwind.
Blue is often viewed as being a colour of harmony, peace, serenity, communication and trust. It’s also a colour that reminds us of aspects of nature, such as the sea and the sky.
When used in home décor, blue can be a soothing colour to have in a room. It works well used in bedrooms – think nautical style blue and white décor – or in a study, where it could be a mentally stimulating colour to have around you.
There are lots of shades of blue available in carpets, from light blue and mid blue, through to marine and navy blue.
Traditionally, purple is regarded as a royal colour and it’s associated with power, wisdom and nobility, plus it’s linked with spirituality too.
Whilst the addition of purple carpet won’t instantly transform your humble abode into a royal palace, it can help add a splash of colour to a tired floor. Like other strong colours such as red, a bright purple carpet might be too much to live with, but striped or other pattern designs including elements of purple can work well.
Paler shades of purple may be more appropriate and some dusky shades of subtle purple can be almost grey-like in colour, like the Westex Ultima Twist carpet.
Hopefully this has inspired you to liven up your floors! Tell us your favourite carpet colours in the comments below.
Next, why not read our guide to choosing rugs.
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