How to Choose the Right Carpet Colour to Transform Your Home


When you’re investing in a new carpet, deciding on the right colour is a crucial decision that can shape the overall look of a room. Whether you’re aiming to create a more inviting atmosphere, a sleek modern vibe or a bold statement, the right carpet colour will make all the difference.

Here at Greg Stone Flooring, we offer a wide range of high-quality carpets in a variety of colours from leading manufacturers worldwide, to suit your property. We’ve compiled our top tips for choosing the perfect carpet colour for your home, from the psychology of colour to practicality and taking factors such as the room size and usage into account.

Understand Colour Psychology

When it comes to choosing the right domestic carpet, the psychology of colour plays a big part in the ambience of a room. Beige, for example, is a neutral colour that’s seen as calming and versatile. You can choose a warm or cool shade to match the rest of the room, and the neutrality means it will work well with many colour schemes.

White, on the other hand, is brightening and provides a feeling of cleanliness and minimalism. Dark colours like black, grey, or navy are elegant and striking, and they draw the eye so they’re a great fit for rooms where you want to make an impact. Consider the ambience you’re striving for with your flooring, and how colour plays into that.

Think About Functionality

The next step is to consider your lifestyle and the type of carpet that’s most practical for your home to help you get the best value from your carpet purchase. For example, if you have children or pets, or if you’re choosing a carpet for a rental property, you may want to opt for something that’s hardwearing and in a darker colour that will hide stains more effectively.

Dark beige, brown or deep grey carpets are excellent choices for vibrant colours, but you may also want to choose a mottled pattern or textured carpet to offer that additional performance factor. Alternatively, opt for a carpet made from an easy to clean material like polypropylene, like those in our Cormar Carpets range, which are stain resistant.

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A Room-by-Room Guide to Carpet Colours

The colour of a carpet plays a huge role in the overall decor and functionality of each room in your property. Here’s a room-by-room guide to help you select the perfect carpet shade:

Living Room: The living room is often the heart of the home, where families gather and entertain guests. Consider warm, inviting shades like rich reds or earthy browns to create a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Alternatively, opt for neutral tones like beige or grey for a more sophisticated and timeless look.

Bedroom: Your bedroom should be a sanctuary of relaxation and tranquillity. Cool colours like soft blues, greens or lavenders can promote a sense of calm and serenity, making them ideal choices for this space. If you prefer a more luxurious feel, consider deeper shades like plum or charcoal grey.

Home Office: When choosing a carpet colour for your home office, consider hues that promote focus and productivity. Subtle greys, beiges or light blues can create a professional and organised environment, while pops of colour like deep greens or warm neutrals can add energy and inspiration.

Dining Room: The dining room is a space for gathering and entertaining, so opt for colours that create a sense of warmth and hospitality. Vibrant reds, warm browns or deep blues can set the tone for an inviting and sophisticated dining experience.

Kids’ Room: For children’s bedrooms and playrooms, bright and vibrant colours like sunny yellows, bold greens or playful pinks can foster a sense of joy and creativity. However, be mindful of potential staining and choose stain-resistant fibres for easy maintenance.

Hallways and Stairs: High-traffic areas like hallways and stairs require durable and practical carpet choices. Consider neutral shades like tans, greys or light browns that can withstand frequent foot traffic and hide dirt and wear more effectively.

When selecting carpet colours for each room, remember to consider the natural lighting, existing colour schemes and the room’s intended purpose. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colour combinations and create harmonious transitions between spaces for a cohesive and visually appealing home.

Lighter or Darker?

It’s typically best practise to choose a carpet colour that’s a few shades darker than the colour of your walls. This not only adds visual interest but creates a brighter, airier feeling in the room. But naturally, you don’t have to be limited by this rule – a lighter carpet will still create a cosy feel and may help to make the room look larger. Just make sure that the colours are at least two tones apart to provide a clear distinction between them.

Visit Us

For a wide range of high quality carpets, including offcuts and remnants at affordable prices, visit our warehouse in Portslade where you can browse a vast selection of flooring options, many of which are ready to take away on the same day.

Alternatively, please fill in our contact form and let us know if you have any questions about choosing the right carpet colour and texture for your home. Greg Stone Flooring’s friendly and knowledgeable sales team are happy to guide you through the vast array of carpet products we have available, and provide a free, no-obligation quote. We’re also happy to pay you a visit where we can discuss the right options together in the comfort of your own home.