How to Choose a Right Carpet Color?

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How to Choose a Right Carpet Color?

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This article will specifically focus on How to Choose a Suitable Color for Wall-to-wall Carpet and is part of Zarif Carpets‘ collection of articles related to wall-to-wall carpets. Discover more articles related to the subject on our ‘All About Wall-to-wall Carpet‘ page.

If you are not familiar with the topic of wall-to-wall carpets, we recommend checking out our guide ‘Wall-to-wall Carpets: What You Should Know‘ first.

Choosing Carpet Color and Its Challenges

The color of your wall-to-wall carpet plays a crucial role in setting the mood of your room. Therefore, it’s important to take your time when purchasing a new one. For example, warm colors like red can increase your energy levels, while cooler colors like blue are more conducive to relaxation. Additionally, certain colors can make a room appear larger or cozier. However, the challenges of choosing a carpet color extend beyond just these considerations. Factors such as the type of color (natural or synthetic) also come into play, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. In the following sections, we will explore these challenges further and provide guidance to help simplify the decision-making process for you.

Natural Colors

Natural colors are obtained from natural resources such as plants, animals, and other substances found in nature. They are eco-friendly, meaning that their production process does not harm the environment, and they are derived entirely from renewable sources.

The beauty created by natural colors is incomparable and irreplaceable with synthetic colors. However, the lifespan of this type of color is shorter than its counterpart.

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Synthetic Colors

Synthetic colors may lack the luxury of natural colors, but they offer their own advantages. With a broader spectrum and greater customization options, they are often more affordable. Additionally, synthetic colors tend to be more durable, making them suitable for high-traffic areas like offices or entryways. However, it’s worth noting that synthetic colors may not be entirely eco-friendly, as their manufacturing process can contribute to pollution.

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Natural Colors vs Synthetic Colors

The decision between natural dye or synthetic one for your carpet color depends on your personal preference, the location you want to put the carpet and, the traffic of the area. For example, if sustainability is your top priority, you may consider natural colors but, if you need durability, synthetic colors are your best option.

Tips for Increasing Carpet Color Longevity

The main idea of this article is how to choose the right wall-to-wall carpet color. However, now that natural and synthetic colors have been discussed, maybe it is good to mention some noteworthy points that can help your carpet color remain vibrant for longer:

Regular Cleaning

The first and foremost key to keeping your carpet color vibrant is regular cleaning. You should vacuum it on a regular basis, based on the foot traffic in the area. The cleaning matter is not limited to just dirt and dust; remember to clean any spills instantly. Check out our ‘Cleaning a Wall-to-Wall Carpet: Vacuuming and Stain Removal‘ article for more details.


Consider using curtains to prevent direct exposure of your carpet to sunlight, as prolonged exposure may cause color fading. Another tip is to use doormats or mats in areas with high foot-traffic; this significantly helps prevent wear and tear.

vacuuming a carpet


Periodically relocate your furniture and other elements to distribute wear and tear.

Psychology of Colors

It is evident that each color influences your mood differently. For instance, white evokes airiness, while blue enhances tranquility. Regardless of whether a color is synthetic or natural, it has its own psychological impact on our minds. This means that two rooms with the same size and shape but different carpet colors can cause different feelings when entered.

Generally, a light-colored carpet can make a room seem bigger, airier and, lighter, suitable for small areas or spaces with lack of light. On the other hand, a dark color contributes to making your room seem cozier and deeper. As in other aspects of life, balance is the key factor, meaning that too much lightness or darkness for a carpet color is not a preferable practice.

Here are some major carpet colors and their impact on a space:


White color evokes feelings of perfection and cleanliness. It gives a sense of cleanliness but, it is difficult to keep clean, so it’s not advisable to lay a white-colored carpet in high-traffic areas.


Are you one of those people who are annoyed by even a small stain? If so, black is your best carpet color option as it hides stains well. In addition to concealing stains, black evokes a sense of power and coziness. However, a black-colored carpet may draw all the attention to your floor, leaving little focus on other parts of the room.


Beige is a versatile color, coming in dark and light shades. In general, beige is considered as a neutral color and contributes to relaxation. Beige is a common color for wall-to-wall carpets.

beige-colored carpet
beige-colored carpet


Red is a warm color that often evokes energy, although it can evoke other feelings depending on cultural interpretations, such as love, passion, or even death. In general, red is not an appropriate carpet color for bedrooms.


Blue is a calming and soothing color that evokes tranquility, making it suitable for bedrooms.


Yellow is a useful color for spaces where energy and creativity are needed, such as startup offices. Despite its popularity, yellow is rarely used as the main color in carpets; it is often found as a complementary color.


Purple has always been a special color, evoking energy, luxury, and wealth. However, it is common to use it in bedrooms due to its romantic aspect.

Other Factors to Choose a Carpet Color

In this article, we described two major factors so far, including type and psychology of color, however, there are more than that. This decision involves other factors such as personal preference, carpet materials, culture, other elements in the space (such as furniture and walls), etc. Wall-to-wall carpet is often one of the products that you keep for years, therefore do not hurry and put enough time on purchasing.

What We Offer

Zarif Carpets, the largest wall-to-wall carpet manufacturer in the Middle East and one of the biggest in Asia, offers over 250 designs in a wide range of colors. We produce wall-to-wall carpets for residential and commercial spaces, with the ability to customize colors based on customer orders. Explore our carpets on our Carpets page or visit our LinkedIn page for more details.