Concord, CA carpetOne of the biggest decisions Concord, CA residents make when purchasing new carpet is its color. Should you go with a subdued Saxony in an earth tone or a bright Berber that lightens up the space? Here are some tips for choosing the perfect carpet hue for you:

Consider When the Carpet Will Be Replaced

Design trends are constantly evolving, oftentimes more quickly than carpet is replaced. If you plan to replace your carpeting every 8 years or so, like the average American consumer, we advise choosing a neutral color that will stand the test of time. 

Test the Lighting Conditions in the Room

The color of your carpet can change drastically depending on a room’s lighting. What was maroon in the showroom might look scarlet in a well-lit foyer. That’s why our mobile showroom is a great solution. When you schedule a free in-home design consultation with Floor Coverings International Concord, we bring the flooring samples right to your door. That way you can see what they’d look like in the lighting and context of your own home.

Coordinate Carpeting Color With Wall Color

Walls have a huge impact on how a room looks and feels. You should closely coordinate your walls and carpeting to avoid clashing. If you choose a bright color for one, consider a more subdued color for the other. For example, ruby walls are nicely complemented by carpeting in battleship gray.

Maintain a Color Balance By Using the 60-30-10 Rule

According to this famous design guideline, divide the space into 60% for the primary color, 30% for the secondary color, and 10% for the accent color. Oftentimes the walls take up 60% of a space and the carpeting accounts for the secondary color. Depending on your desired design goal, area rugs can often achieve this just as well as wall-to-wall carpeting. 

Accommodate Children and Pets

For parents with young children or pets, consider a dark carpet to help mask stains. STAINMASTER’s Pet Protect brand carpeting is an excellent solution for canine companions. If you have a pet that sheds, it is important to vacuum often to prevent a build up of hair and dander, especially in the winter, as it can show on up on carpets.

At Floor Coverings International Concord, it is our goal to help homeowners in the Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA areas find the best carpeting for their home. Call us today to schedule your free design consultation.

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