Friday Flooring Feature: Trends in carpet colors - Winter 2011
As a Real Estate professional, when someone asks me about flooring, specially installing new carpet, my answer is choose something neutral. Of course, I'm not a flooring professional. If you are thinking of changing your carpet, seek the advice of the real professional (unless you are selling, then listen to your agent).
Debbie Gartner is my go-to girl when it comes to flooring. Unfortunately, she's not local. Bummer for us. In this post, Debbie shares current Carpet Color Trends. I was very surprised to hear about the color green.
If you are thinking of changing your flooring and you plan on getting new carpet, read Debbie's post. Be prepared to make a good decision!
Original article source: Carpet Color trends - Westchester County NY
By far, the vast majority of carpets selected for homes in Westchester are neutrals - beiges and taupes. These 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. These colors also tend to hide dirt. If you are in the process of selling you home (or 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.
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. These colors are not usually practical for young kids or pets, or for rooms where you might bring food. Try to remove shoes to prolong the color and life of your carpet, esp for light colors. (Socks are actually better vs bare feet as the oils in our feet also tend to wear the carpet down.
Grays are almost the new black. 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.
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.
- Anything shag
- Sea foam
- Bright green
- Oranges and mustards
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When you're looking for carpeting in Westchester County, give The Flooring Girl a call, and I'll help advise you on colors and styles that are on trend and complement your decor. 914-937-2950.
Carpet Color trends - Westchester NY - Winter 2011
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