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Three Carpet Colour Swaps For A Contemporary Look

One of the biggest reasons office buildings and public spaces opt for carpet floor tiling is versatility.

You can opt for a wide range of styles, have the flexibility to mix and match different colours, textures and patterns, and have the flexibility to swap out tiles in high-traffic areas once they start to get worn out.

Because it covers so much of your interior space, carpet colour and design are essential choices to make and it will be the canvas that the rest of your building’s interior design will be constructed on top of.

However, if you want a more contemporary and dynamic look, sometimes it is best to avoid some basic carpet colours in favour of some popular colour swaps.

Swap Grey For Textured Beige

From lighter pigeon greys to darker charcoal, grey is the glue that holds together many interior designs, both as a carpet colour, for walls and even for desks and furniture, and was a particularly popular part of many minimalist modern offices.

However, the most popular neutral shades are shifting away from cold monochromes to more natural textures as building designers prioritise not only how a building looks but how it makes its inhabitants feel.

The best option, in this case, is not to go for a flat shade but a more robust matted textured natural shade such as beige.

The magic of beige is that it responds so well to different textures and weaves, producing new and unique three-dimensional effects.

Purple For Blue

Not all carpet trends are defined by monochrome, of course, and for a long time, many offices were dominated by purple as the primary bold colour of choice.

It is not a terrible choice, but it is also one that can limit your options for designing around it, and if you are in the market to replace an older carpet, it might be worth replacing your purple carpet with an equivalent shade of blue.

It is a more versatile design base as so many more colours work well with blue, and you get the calming benefits associated with blue shades, such as relaxation and improved concentration.

Darker blues are just as effective at hiding stains as deep violets.

White For Sisal

If there has been a single colour that has dominated interior design for the better part of three decades, it would have to have to be white and the legion of off-white shades that are used alongside it.

It is bright, open, and helps to maximise the light of a space, but an overuse of white comes with a few risks, such as a potentially quite clinical and cold space unless that abundance of white is counterpointed with colourful accents.

A much greater and more practical problem, however, is that white carpets get very dirty and scruffy very very quickly when used in a high-traffic space.

Because of this, opt for a robust, natural but light alternative such as rattan or especially sisal, which is well known for its versatility and perfect for receptions and staircases.

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