The power of colour is often underestimated. In any scenario, from gazing upon a beautiful view to wandering into a majestic historical building, in that very first moment colour is all we see, dramatically influencing our first impression. The same applies to our homes, each room a combination of different coloured items we have carefully selected. A luxury rug will occupy such a large the proportion of space, that its colour becomes vital in determining the overall success of a room scheme. It may seem a daunting thought, but there are many clear ways to guide your choices.
In our opinion, there are two main scenarios in which a neutral rug would be most appropriate. Firstly, in a room that is bursting with vivid colour, perhaps one with a sofa or curtains in particularly daring shade. As having two large entities of colour side by side can be somewhat overwhelming, a plain neutral rug can offer the ideal solution, providing a base to support and frame pieces of statement furniture. It can add an air of calm, and pale colours can create the illusion of space and light. Furthermore, neutral rugs give you freedom to replace accent items in the room easy in the knowledge that the rug will still look as beautiful as ever.
Another situation in which a neutral rug would be a wise choice, is in a room that is completely decorated in soft neutrals. Layering slightly different tones of greys or beiges has become a popular method of interior decoration, and a brightly coloured rug in a space such as this would look dreadfully out of place. When selecting the exact shade of your neutral rug, use the wood floor and sofa as a guide. Aim for a few tones lighter or darker than either for the perfect compliment.
Bold Block Colours
Introducing a large swathe of colour to a space effortlessly injects it with energy and life. For a fully furnished room, the best option is to select a hue that is already featured in the space, perhaps in a painting or a patterned cushion. This will give your room a sense of synergy and design intelligence. The best room for this type of rug will be one with fairly neutral walls and soft furnishings, as to give a restful background for your luxury rug.
This option opens the doors to some of the most exciting rug designs on the market, which can be the proganist of an original and imaginative space. For a room that is still a work in progress, they can provide and excellent starting point for the colour scheme for the room. One school of thought suggests using the secondary colour of the rug for the sofa or other large furnishing, and use the tertiary colour for either the walls, accent pieces or other textiles around the room. A beautiful rug design can inspire the whole room.
Most of all, make sure you follow your heart. All our rugs at Bazaar Velvet’s London rug store are hand knotted and designed to last a lifetime, so make sure it’s something you’ll love forever. If you would like advice on choosing the colour for your luxury rug just come along to our showroom with any fabric samples or colours you may have. Our friendly and experienced team will be delighted to help.