Of all the choices that influence your home aesthetics, color is one of the biggest and most impactful decisions. Carpet covers a big space so keep in mid a few guidelines when deciding on a color of carpet.
First of all, when a carpet is installed in the home, it will often appear lighter than the sample. Now that you know this, it is a good idea to keep that in mind when choosing a color before it is installed. The next color key aspect is how the color will affect the sizing of your home. Lighter colored carpet appears to expand the size of the room while darker carpeting colors appear to bring the walls closer together, and create a more intimate feeling. This is true with not just carpeting, but with all color of flooring types.
If you have a color scheme in your house that you tend to change often, or desire to change in the future, it is always a good idea to go with a neutral color. This is also true if you are integrating existing furniture. Another strongpoint for using neutral colors is if you ever plan on reselling your house. It’s easier for a prospective buyer to imagine their style in a room that is decorated with neutral colors because they match with just about anything.
Stain protection is offered though different protection levels and warranties that help guard your carpet against stains. Generally, as you increase the quality of carpet, the level of stain protection increases along with the manufacturer’s warranty coverage. Keeping this in mind, always check on the warranty of your specific carpet because they can and will vary among the choices.