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Tips When Choosing the Best Colour for Your Carpet Flooring

Carpet makes a huge impact on the overall impact your space will have on visitors. Carpet provides an abundance of colour and texture to any room. 

But carpet flooring is also an expensive investment. You want to make sure you choose the right one. Even your favourite colours can have a different feel when they cover your entire floor space. 

So how do you go about choosing the right carpet for your room? 

This article will provide you with several tips that will help you pick the right carpet for your room. 

1. Think About Your Lifestyle

Do you have pets or children? Do you lead an active lifestyle, spending most of your time outdoors? If so, you will have to consider how your lifestyle will play a role in the longevity of your carpet. 

Carpet stains easily. It is also all too easy for dirt to work its way deep into the fibres of your carpet. 

If you or your family is prone to tracking dirt or causing spills, you will be limited in your choice of carpet. Luckily, stain-resistant carpeting does exist, and regular steam cleaning can sanitize even the dirtiest carpets. Just make sure the fibres of your carpet are strong enough to handle regular cleaning. 

2. Choosing Colors

If your favourite colour is orange, it would make sense to get an orange carpet, right? 

It isn’t always quite so simple. Bright colours like orange, yellow, or green can seem exciting at first, but they can have a tiring effect on your eyes. 

And if you ever decide to get new furniture in the future, you may find yourself with carpet that clashes with your new look. 

Most interior designers will recommend going with a neutral colour like beige. Beige hides discolouration from regular use and plays well with almost every other colour. If you want to make it more unique, go with a fun pattern rather than strong colours. 

There are always exceptions, but in most cases, a neutral carpet is best. 

3. Texture

Thick, shaggy carpeting looks great and feels so cosy. But are you ready for the level of maintenance that long carpet fibres entail?

The longer the carpet fibres are, the easier it is for crumbs, dust, dirt, and even pests to hide in your living room. The whole floor becomes a hiding place for tiny nuisances. 

And, over time, those luxurious fibres get pressed down by continuous foot traffic, taking away that comfy look. 

Unless you have very low foot traffic or know you are ready for frequent carpet cleaning, go for short carpet fibres. 

4. Match Your Walls and Furniture

Take a look at the colour of your walls and furniture. You will want to make sure the carpet you choose will look good with these colours. 

You might try getting paint swatches from your local hardware store that matches the colours in your home. Make sure to pick up some extra swatches that represent the potential colours of your new carpet. 

Use the swatches to see how the colours will interact with each other. You may be surprised at how much colours can change based on the colours that surround them. 

You’re Ready to Choose Your Carpet Flooring

Now that you’ve read over these tips, you are ready to go out and pick your new carpet. 

When choosing your carpet, you need to balance your favourite colours with the practical realities of keeping your carpet clean. 

You also need to think about whether you will still be excited about this colour in five years. Carpet is too expensive and bulky to switch out frequently. 


If you have more questions about the right carpet for you, don’t hesitate to contact us! We are happy to answer your questions.