What’s Trending in Carpet?
Carpet is one of the easiest ways to personalize an environment. Its color can be a neutral background or a bold focal point. Today’s carpet trends take full advantage of new products as well as new thinking about style.
For several years now, with color choices in carpet limited to the beige family, designers most often thought of it as a neutral background for your room. Now, with colors, patterns, and textures leading the trend, carpet is taking the main stage in some rooms.
If you love your beige, don’t panic, the neutrals haven’t gone away! The trend in neutral carpet adds more texture, some pattern, and even flecks of color adding interest to basic backgrounds. Berber is still a popular option, but unlike the Berbers of the ’90s, today’s Berbers feature more texture and pattern, variation in height and sculptured effects for a bolder look, and more extreme differences in pile cut and thicker, deeper loop textures.
A sprinkling of color is now appearing against tan, beige and cream backgrounds as well as in the “new neutrals” of soft greens, pale yellows, and shades of blue. Color and texture offer more distinctive styling and fashion appeal.
Trends are changing our perception of carpet as only a background to showcase other furnishings, to the possibility that the carpet itself can become a design focus. Nervous about picking something out? Our designers would be happy to help!