2012 Carpet Color Trends

Knowing how warm and cool colors affect a space and how to use neutrals and bold, bright colors are the keys to a successful space. Pair that with your own likes and dislikes and you’ll have the room you’ve always wanted in no time.
Warm Color Trends

Warm carpet or flooring colors can range from the very lightest of yellows to the very darkest of reds. When choosing a warm color we think of oranges, reds and yellows. When applying these types of color choices to a carpeting and floor coverings, the warm colors translate into browns and rusts.
The darker and medium browns and rusts, often found in carpets and hard surface flooring, will anchor your room and these darker warmer shades will make the room intimate. If you continue with the warmer theme on the walls you will enhance the intimacy as well.
Warm neutrals can also be achieved by graying down the oranges and the browns. The grayer the warm color the more neutral it becomes. Warm beiges are achieved by lightening the brown and adding gray. These warm neutral colored carpets are the most versatile.

Cool Color Trends

Cool colors also run the gamut from light to dark. When choosing a carpet color in the cool family, you will need to consider the lightness or darkness of the carpet color as well. The most commonly associated colors in the cool family are the blues and greens. Cool colors are often toned down with gray (like with warm colors) depending on the feeling you would like to evoke in that environment.
Choosing a darker shade of blue or green carpeting will still give you a cool feeling but the darker the shade the more grounded your room will feel. The lighter the green color carpeting, the more open and airy the space will feel.
Cool carpet color trends also are represented in more neutral tones. Adding gray to a shade of green will still produce a cool color but it will be less green which is more usable in some spaces.