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From warm to cool and neutral to bold, STAINMASTER® has the information you need to discover color trends that are perfect for every area of your home. Choosing colors can seem overwhelming and leave you wondering how you’re going to make the right choices. It’s important to know how to use the right colors to achieve the look and feel you want. Once you learn how colors affect a room, you’ll be able to create the room you’ve always wanted.
Warm colors include light yellows to dark reds. If you decide to apply these types of color choices to a carpet, the warm colors translate into browns and rusts. Did you know that darker and medium browns and rusts will create a more intimate look and feel? Another way you can create warm neutrals is to gray down the oranges and the browns. The grayer the warm color, the more neutral it becomes. To create a warm beige, lighten the brown and add gray. If you’re looking for versatility, warm neutral carpets are a great choice.
Just like warm colors, you must consider the lightness or darkness of the color. The obvious choices in the cool family are blues and greens. To obtain a more grounded look and feel, choose a darker shade of blue or green. The lighter the green color, the more open and airy the space will feel. Cool trends can also be represented in neutral tones. For example, if you add gray to a shade of green, you’ll produce a cool color, but it will be less green.
When it comes to neutral colors, they can be either warm or cool. Most often, when we think of warm neutrals, beiges and tans come to mind. When we think of cool neutrals, we think of gray. Did you know that both tans and grays are excellent carpet color selections?
If these choices seem a little boring, you can always select a subtle pattern or an obvious texture to give your space a more bold, fresh look.
While many carpet selections fall within the neutral color palette, your room’s interior can have the look you want to achieve depending on what you pair with it. Keep in mind the carpet is the canvas.
Bold colors tend to give the impressions that we know what we’re doing and what we like. An example of applying a bold color carpet choice might mean selecting a bright red color, but it could also mean choosing a stark white carpet in a darkly painted room. To create the look you want successfully, consider pairing bold colors with complementary partners to give your room the total combination of carpet, paint, fabric and accessories.