What is a good color carpet to put into a house?
Question:We're going to be moving within the next 5 years. Carpet is cheaper, so we were going to do that. What color would you put in? Why or why not?
Since you are planning to move in a couple of years, go with a very inexpensive commercial carpet. Choose any color that makes you smile and that you enjoy because life is too short to have carpet you don't like. Commercial carpeting is VERY inexpensive. And when you do get ready to move, just remove it and replace it with another commercial carpet in a neutral greige (sorta like you're not sure if it's beige or grey). It will cost you peanuts and the buyers will be impressed with BRAND NEW carpet even if it's commercial. I can guarantee that if you don't change the carpet before moving and it's not brand new, you will turn off A LOT of potential buyers.
Hard to say, carpeting should compliment your wall colors and furniture. If you want something nuetral, a solid color plush should work. If you want to add a splash of color, one of the new california berbers would be my choice. For a textured look in the carpet, traditional berbers usually work best.
Anything beige is considered neutral/warm. Goes with any color of furniture too, so thats my choice.
For a basement choose a darker color like gray and for the upstairs gray, beige or even pink. Find something that will go with the wall color. Don't do white!!
a darkish color to cover stains. we have a brownish color and it doesn't make the house dark, but it covers stains well too. pick something neutral b/c u will probably change the furniture before you change the carpet.
I would stick with Neutral colors; Berber carpet is very durable and looks good also.
I would use a beige with darker specks. Stay in the neutral colors. I like several tones because they don't show wear or stains as much as a solid. You can pick up color with accents and paint.
Well, if it goes with the rest of your decor, and you're worried about stains showing, burgundy is about the best color you can get. It masks all different colors of stains while still keeping rooms warm and bright instead of dreary. If burgundy does not go with your decor but you're still worried about stains -- and who isn't? -- then consider neutrals on the darker side. No matter what color you choose, don't make the mistake of getting a cheap carpet. Finally, you should also choose your carpet based upon the amount of "traffic" that your household endures.
For instance, if you have light traffic, you could probably get by with plush or saxony carpet; however, if you have high traffic, you should go with tip-sheared, level loop (also called berber), twist, or multilevel loop carpetting. For in-between traffic, try either cut-and-loop or shag.
Oh, and FYI, carpetting is not always the cheapest option. There are many comparably priced hardwood floors and laminates. Just Google "hardwood floors" and many reputable sites pop up. SimpleFloors.com is my favorite choice.
Hope this info helps and good luck! :)
I had the deepest darkest brown I could get. Looked great! Having kids - even though the rule is shoes off at the door - it still hid every stain. We vacuum nightly because it shows all of the lint - however that is a good thing.
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