How to Pick the Right Colored Area Rug

How to Pick the Right Colored Area Rug

Posted by Janice Wells on October 4, 2023

Picking the right colored area rug

Choosing the right colored area rug can significantly impact the overall aesthetic and mood of a space. Here are some tips to help you select the perfect-colored area rug.

Consider the room's purpose
Think about the function of the room where the rug will be placed. Is it a living room, bedroom, or dining room? Different colors can evoke different feelings and serve different purposes. For example, soothing and neutral tones like blues and grays work well in bedrooms, while vibrant and warm colors like reds and oranges can add energy to a living room.

Determine the mood you want to create

Think about the atmosphere you want to create in the room. Do you want it to be calm and peaceful, vibrant and lively, or somewhere in between? Cool colors like greens and blues can create a tranquil atmosphere, while warm colors like reds and yellows can make a space feel energetic and inviting.

Consider the existing color scheme

Take a look at the colors already present in the room, such as the wall paint, furniture, and accessories. Choose a rug color that complements or harmonizes with these existing elements. You can opt for a rug that blends in with the color scheme for a cohesive look or choose a contrasting color to create a focal point or add visual interest.

Think about the size of the room

The size of the room can influence the color choice for the area rug.

In smaller spaces, lighter-colored rugs can make the room feel more open and spacious, while darker colors can create a cozy and intimate ambiance. In larger rooms, you have more flexibility to experiment with bold and darker colors.

Test the color with samples or swatches

If possible, obtain color samples or swatches of the rug colors you are considering. Place them in the room to see how they look under different lighting conditions and alongside the existing elements. This can help you visualize how the color will work in the space to make an informed decision.

Think about practicality and maintenance

Consider the practical aspects of your color choice. Light-colored rugs may show stains and dirt more easily, while darker rugs may show lint or pet hair. If you have children or pets, you may want to opt for a rug color that can better hide imperfections.

Remember, personal preference plays a significant role in selecting the right colored area rug. If you have a special piece of art or keep sake that you know will remain in the space use this color as the accent color in your area rug to complete the look. Trust your instincts and choose a color that resonates with you and enhances the overall look and feel of your space.

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