It is a known fact that the colors you bring into the design of your room will have an impact on the overall style, aesthetic, and even mood that the room presents to anyone inside. This is commonly considered when picking out paint color for walls, furniture, curtains, and light fixtures. The one portion of the home that is often left out of mood-altering considerations is the floor – or, more specifically, the color of carpets or rugs. Just as important as other furniture and décor, rugs can be the most noticeable thing about a room if chosen and then positioned correctly.
The color of a rug can change the entire atmosphere of a room, for several different reasons. We here at Decorsify want to help you understand what you can achieve with your décor, so we will walk you through the different areas of colored rugs and how they can both transform your space and alter your mood.
Your warm tones are going to be your reds, oranges, soft yellows, and rich browns. The color psychology behind these hues is one that centers in evoking passion and excitement, enriching your space with colors that are vivid without being too bold or too flashy. Warm tones can transform your space into one that feels simultaneously comfortable and energized, somewhere you’ll be eager to get back to at the end of every day to recharge.
Cool tones are your blues, lavenders, grays, and function as the inverse of warm tones. While warm hues are meant to evoke certain emotions, cooler tones are meant to dull emotions and create a sense of calm, or peace. Cooler tones are especially popular in bedrooms, due to the capability of the blues and muted grayscale to soothe nerves and allow for a more restful night’s sleep.
Earth tones are – no pun intended – the most grounding of all hues to use in a space. Earth tones are your neutral shades of tan and beige, your sage greens and soft auburns. Earth tones are known for their simplistic elegance, adding the feeling of comfortability at the same time as making
Dark tones are, as expected, your darked hues – black, rich purple, charcoal grays, and deep browns. Darker colors are sultry, and they evoke a lot of stronger, connected emotion. A room with a lot of dark hues can be intimidating for some, as they add an extra layer of depth to any space they live in, but that intimidation can quickly turn to appreciation. Just as bold tones can create pops of color, dark tones can do the same but on the opposite end of the spectrum. Pops of bright colors can be striking, but pops of deeper colors can be motivational in a drawing and connecting way, for anyone that steps into your space.
Bold tones are your bright yellows, your pinks and purples, your cobalt blues and lime greens. Bold tones are meant to enrich your space and to make a statement. The feelings most connected to these colors are pride and confidence, adding instant style and a sparkling refresh to an otherwise toned-down room. Most bold tones are used in accent colors, adding confidence in smaller doses in combination with another set of tones – for example, adding a pop of brighter yellow to an otherwise warm-toned room, or adding a few brighter-green throw pillows to a room with earth-toned furniture and rugs.
Most people don’t choose one set of tones to cover their entire space – typically, there is a journey towards harmony. Harmony in a home means having the right amount of warm tones, of cool tones, of grounding earth tones, sultry dark tones, and pops of color all in one. Rugs are an efficient way to achieve that harmony, as a focal point of the room to help draw any other scattered tones together.