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Our Carpet Colour Matching Guide: 6 Tips for Interior Excellence

New Year, new carpets? The start of the year is often a prime time for updating your flooring. Before you start ripping up your old carpet, however, it’s worth sitting down and having a think about how exactly your new one will fit into your home’s existing décor.

As you plan out your colour scheme, it’s a good idea to order carpet samples so you can compare and contrast with your décor and furniture. You can order 3 free samples via the Cormar website.

Changing your carpet might seem like a relatively small job but both the style and colour you choose can drastically change the overall look and feel of a room. This can sometimes be for the worse if you don’t get it right. To avoid an interior design disaster, we’ve put together some handy ideas on how to colour match your carpets. 

Coordinate with your walls

If you’re happy to repaint your walls, your choice of carpet colour will be much more varied. If you’re content with your existing walls, though, then you’ll need to sit down and have a think about what flooring is likely to coordinate the best.

While white, cream or grey walls are blank canvases that pair well with almost any other colour, brightly painted or wall-papered rooms require neutral shades that are very subtle to avoid clashing. If, however, you’ve got a common colour scheme for your room such as blue or green, it can look nice to match your walls with a carpet in a slightly darker or lighter hue of the same colour.

Consider your furniture

Whether you’re planning on keeping the same tables, chairs, sofas and beds or you want to add in a few new pieces, it’s vital that you consider the colours and materials of your furnishings before making a decision on your carpet. While you can carpet your home in pretty much any shades you wish, you’ll often be faced with more limited options when it comes to choosing your ideal furniture.

One common dilemma is figuring out what colour goes with a brown sofa, whether it’s a softly upholstered one or one made from worn leather. As a warm and natural tone, brown is best paired with shades that are similarly earthy like cream, green or even a nice deep red if you have a large enough room.

When in doubt, opt for something neutral

If you’re the kind of person who likes to change up your interior décor frequently, it can be a good idea to just opt for carpets in more neutral tones. This will allow you to overhaul a room’s look as many times as you want without having to replace your lovely carpet because its colour conflicts with your new style.

If you think a beige carpet sounds boring, it’s actually very easy to liven it up by choosing one with an interesting pattern or loop style. You could also then add pops of brighter hues to your room through your furniture, cushions and art work.

Base your bedroom carpet ideas around comfort and relaxation

Bedrooms are supposed to be soothing spaces where you feel relaxed and able to unwind. Warm but soft colours or rich jewel hues are perfect choices for bedrooms as they look luxurious and feel effortlessly cosy.

If you’re after bedroom ideas for a dark grey carpet or another dark shade, the most important thing to remember is balance. Make sure your walls are a light colour and add some warmth with furnishings and bedding in oranges, reds and yellows. 

Make durability central to your stair carpet ideas

Deciding what colour carpet to place on your stairs can be a minefield. With all those feet trampling up and down it, you’ll want to choose something that doesn’t show up dirt easily while also being durable enough to not fade with regular use.

A mid-tone is your best option or, alternatively, why not pick out a striped carpet that can become an eye-catching feature as well as a practical solution? Just make sure it doesn’t clash with your walls.

Once you’ve done the hard work of matching your carpet with your current interior design style, you can enjoy choosing the carpet type and texture to really enhance the look and feel of your home. View our range of high quality carpets and transform your home today, or alternatively, order up to 3 free carpet samples.