When creating a room, two of the most influential design elements will be your paint and flooring. The colors you choose will set the mood since colors have a psychological impact on the environment. Neutral, warm, and cool tones can all make us perceive an atmosphere differently.
We physically walk on our floors daily; however, carpet is a softer flooring option. It makes a room more welcoming and inviting. Putting carpet in a living room, bedroom, or den can allow the floor to become an extension of seating. Choosing a paint and floor combination that works together is important. Today, we are going to look at pairing paint and carpet. Let’s get started!
You can start by choosing your paint or your carpet first. Remember to take your paint swatches home. Color can look different in certain lighting. Some paint shops may have overhead fluorescent lighting while you may have a more ambient style of lighting or natural light coming from your window. Additionally, remember that neutral colors are great because they tend to work with everything. If you decide to go more bold with color, you can purchase a test paint mix to sample on your walls prior to buying the whole paint can.
Take your selected paint swab to your flooring store. Try to find a carpet that complements and matches your paint. Most fleck carpets are good at matching multiple colors while also hiding dirt and stains. Carpet can have slight changes in dye lots, which is important to note. You can also request to take your carpet sample home to see in your own lighting. Feel the sample and imagine it in your own home. Remember that padding is important to giving carpet its extra cushiony feel.
Paint and Install
Always paint your room first. While installation may scratch some of your walls, you can always fix them with touch up paint. However, paint splattering on new carpet may not be as easy of a fix. For both projects, you should clear your room or all the furniture before beginning.
In a short time, your room will look and feel completely different. It is amazing what carpet and paint can do to a home. While it may seem like the options are endless, selecting a paint and carpet combo can be fun. For more tricks on home improvement, make sure to subscribe.