Color does so much for a room. It stimulates your senses and inspires emotion. Your color choices - particularly with your flooring - also help define and connect spaces. Here are three color trends we think you should consider for your flooring choices this year.
1. Layers of whitePatterns and textures have been a big home design trend in flooring for the past year and they will continue to be popular for 2016. One great way to work in patterns and textures is with layers and this year we're looking at layers of white as a big trend. High contrast colors are popular and there's no better way to introduce them then to start with a white floor and add pops of contrasting color with other furnishings or wall coverings. Concerned about living with a white floor? Read our article: Trend Alert - White Floors
We are seeing more and more gold - think deep yellow tones - work themselves into flooring design. While you can certainly find an entire carpet this color or even look at golden stains for your hardwood flooring, we think one of the best ways to take advantage of this trend is with patterned carpet. The dominant color of the carpet can be one that already exists in your room and then look to gold to introduce the design and a subtle splash of color. Area rugs are another option to layer on top of an existing floor and add some new color to the room.
2. Gold or metallic accents
Another way to take advantage of this trend - especially for the metallic end of the gold spectrum is with tile. Metallic gold can add both texture and shine to a room and tile is a natural for this trend. Read our article: Using tile for metallic accents.
3. Shades of blueBlues rarely go out of style but this year we're seeing a trend towards darker, deeper shades of blue. Navy blue and indigo are popping up on more and more trend articles. Afraid of dark carpet? Don't be. It can make a room feel cozy and luxurious all at the same time. Depending on how you pair that dark blue carpet with furniture, you can make the floor feel contemporary or traditional. Dark blues make a strong design statement and one that isn't likely to go out of style anytime soon.
Wnat to explore design trends for your flooring? Schedule a free consultation with one of our expert design staff. Let them know ahead of time what you're considering and they'll have some samples laid out and ready when you arrive.