At Frank’s, we believe the right carpet can tie together the overall aesthetic of a room, create a welcoming ambiance, and complement your existing furnishings. 

With a wide range of colours and shades available to choose from in-store, choosing the ideal carpet colour may seem daunting. 

However, with some consideration of your home’s style, lighting, and personal preferences, you can find the perfect carpet colour that will elevate your space. 

Let’s take a look at how to choose the ideal carpet colour to enhance your home decor.

Consider the Existing Colour Scheme

When choosing a carpet colour, it is essential to consider the existing colour scheme of your room. Look at the walls, furniture, and other prominent elements and decide whether you want the carpet to blend in or make a bold statement. 

If your room features neutral or monochrome tones, you have the freedom to choose a carpet colour that adds a pop of vibrancy or complements the existing palette. 

For rooms with bolder colours, we recommend choosing a carpet colour that coordinates or creates a contrast.

Assess the Lighting

Lighting plays a significant role in how colours look within a space. Natural light and artificial lighting can affect the appearance of carpet colours so it’s worth considering the amount of natural light the room receives and the type of artificial lighting you use. 

In rooms with plenty of natural light, cooler colours like blues or greens can appear refreshing and vibrant. In dimly lit spaces, warmer carpet colours such as beige or light brown can create a cosy and inviting atmosphere.

Define the Mood and Atmosphere

Different colours can create different moods and atmospheres. Think about what you want the ambiance of the room to be like and select a carpet colour that aligns with that.

For a calming environment, we recommend choosing soft blues, greens, or pastel shades. Whereas warm colours like reds, oranges, or earthy tones create a cosy and intimate feel. 

On the other hand, neutral colours such as beige, grey, or cream are versatile and can adapt to various design styles, offering a timeless and elegant look.

Consider Carpet Practicality and Maintenance

While aesthetics are important, it is essential to consider the practicality of your colour choice. 

Lighter-coloured carpets can brighten up a room, making it appear more spacious and airy. However, they are more prone to showing stains and require regular cleaning. Darker-coloured carpets, on the other hand, are better at concealing dirt and stains but may make a room feel smaller. Additionally, consider the traffic levels in the room because high-traffic areas will benefit from carpets in mid-tone colours to help hide dirt and wear.

Gather Carpet Inspiration 

Before finalising your flooring colour, gather inspiration from interior design magazines, online resources, and by visiting us in-store.

Discover a wide range of high quality flooring options at your local Frank’s. Pop down to your nearby store and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring to transform your home.

Got a question? Ask Frank!