Selecting a suitable carpet color for your home may sound easy. But there’s actually a lot more to consider than what you may first realize. So before you head to the carpet store, make sure you’ve read the following tips first.

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What’s your lifestyle?

Your lifestyle and the way in which the carpeted room will be used are huge considerations in carpet color. A busy household with kids, pets and working parents doesn’t usually lend itself well to white carpets, which can show soiling more easily than other colors.

Keep in mind that very light and very dark colors show far more undesirable debris than mid-tones.

While a dark color may be great at hiding stains, it will show lint and dust more than other colors. A carpet that is neither too light nor too dark will be the best color for masking these issues. Source: TheSpruce

Get inspiration from within the room

The endless number of carpet and paint combinations can have you spinning in circles, but there are a couple of decorator tricks to help make the palette-picking process a little less dizzying. Turn to your artwork; if you have a beloved painting or print for the space, pull a more dominant color from it for the carpet and pick one of the picture’s background tones for the walls. This can bring the room together and let the artwork shine. If you plan to keep your sofa for a long time, use its color for finishing ideas. Look across the color wheel from your couch’s shade and use the opposing hue, such as orange across from blue or mauve across from yellow, for pleasant contrast. Then ground the space by choosing carpeting that’s similar to the walls or to the sofa but slightly darker. Source: HomeGuides.SFGate

Consider use of space

Do you want your carpet to brighten up a dark room or tone down a too-light space? Red is a perfect choice for darker family rooms, living rooms and hallways. It wears well and tends not to show stains as badly as some of the lighter colors. For rooms that have excessive sunlight, you will need to also think about fading, a problem that is more obvious with dark carpets. Source: ColorCombos

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