Trends in Carpet Color – Westchester NY – Winter 2011
The vast majority of carpets selected for homes in Westchester are neutrals – beiges and taupes. These colors are practical and neutral as they go with almost all furniture and give you flexibility with paint color as well as ability to change bedding, window treatments and pillows – both for now and for later. These colors also tend to hide dirt. If you are in the process of selling you home (or if you are considering selling in 2-3 years, neutrals are the way to go as this will appeal to the widest array of potential buyers.)
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Creams/off whites – work for upscale bedrooms where the homeowner tends to be neat and is less worried about dirt. The lighter you go, the larger the space looks. (Of course lighter colors show dirt more, too). These colors are not usually practical for young kids or pets, or for rooms where you might bring food. Try to remove your shoes to prolong the color and life of your carpet, especially for light colors. (Socks are actually better vs bare feet as the oils on our feet also tend to wear the carpet down.)
Grays are also in style. Grays have been in style for the last several years across many surfaces (including stainless steel appliances, hardwood (especially maple), tiles that look like metal, so it was only natural for them to spread to the carpet world these last couple of years.
If I had to pick a “color color,” it would be green – this is the most neutral of the colors and can work well as a carpet or a paint color – usually it’s a cool green w/ undertones of grays or beiges. It’s more often that customers are selecting greens w/ a tone on tone or as a runner. Greens tend to go well with hardwood colors, so they are also a wonderful option for runners.
Light colored berbers for basements and family rooms. Berbers with flecked colors tend to hide the dirt. Again, going neutral gives flexibility in paint colors and furniture. These tend to hold up well, even on steps, and they retain less moisture.
– Anything shag
– Bright green
– Sea foam greens
– Oranges and mustards
– Vibrant colors (most carpet colors are toned down…so you focus on other areas of the room)
Trends in Carpet Color – Westchester NY