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The Impact of Color

We know what you're thinking. Who are we to talk about color when our broadloom products have an average of five shades and generally not an actual color among them. Well throttle back a little and let us just say that beige is a color and we certainly have that covered. As far as actual color is concerned, it ' s easy to put together a color line of thirty or forty shades. Just add the necessary background shades a few throw away colors to spice things up and colors reflecting cu rrent fashion trends to show you've got your finger on the pulse of  fashion and there you are . It's not so easy when selecting only four or five colors. 
We  have to study current color trends and take it the next step to determine what background shade rhymes with trending colors such as teal, scarlet, orange or blue. This is an important step since trending colors  really don't work well in as dominant a roll as wall-to-wall and are best utilized as accent shades in upholstery, drapery fabrics, accent pillows, etc. So our job (yours too actually) is to find the correct background shades that work with all of that. Years ago the popular background shades were gold, warm beige and white. Today  they're cool -beige, taupe, and gray. Nothing can visually cool things down or warm things up more than the selection of floor- covering...any floor-covering. Since it takes up such a large percentage of total interior surface, the floor-covering selection is very impactful on the overall design . It's the foundation upon which good interior design sits. Another surprising aspect of color is selecting colors from swatches can be tricky because medium to light shades always appear lighter than the swatch when seen in a wall-to-wall or area rug setting. The same is true for medium to dark shades; they always look darker than the swatch. It is again a result of the color taking such a large percentage of the interior space.


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