It is time we all think of floorcovering as a fashion statement. Color is one of the most important aspects of a floorcovering decision. Today there are more colors to select. Gone are the days of just green or gold, or just earth tones. How about peach, salmon, cherry, wine, spruce, jade, mushroom, vanilla, sapphire, emerald, pewter, ruby or clay to name a few. You can even have your carpet custom dyed to match that special piece of furniture.
When Selecting a carpet color remember to use some common sense. LIGHTER colors will show more dirt despite the most advanced stain resistant technology. DARKER colors hide lots of soil, but do require more frequent vacuuming to keep lint and crumbs from being noticed. Personally, I’d rather vacuum than shampoo. If you have a room that you want to make look bigger, then a lighter color is a must.
Color is a reflection of you. It tells others what kind of person you are. For example, blues, grays, mauves, black, jewel tones, and white are colors most often used by people who are very detail oriented, and like order and neatness. While earthtones, oranges, red, rusts, gold, olive greens, and other warm colors are used more often by those people who are more casual, less stressed, artistic, and more generous. If you cannot make up your mind about the kind of person you are, then I suggest beige!
Current trends in color are about one or two years behind the fashion industry. If you want to see the future carpet colors for the new century, visit your local department store and look at the colors of women’s fine clothes. Today we are shifting away from those silvers, grays, and mauves and into warm jewel tones. Gold and green are back, but in warmer tones. Khaki is the hot color, along with suede. If you are just now thinking of painting all the woodwork in your home white, stop! Its too late. New homes are going back to the real wood look.
The carpet color you see in the sample will not be the same as the carpet color that gets installed in your home. Short of custom dyeing, there is no way to assure an exact color match from store sample to roll of carpet. You can expect a slight difference.