In the not so distant past, carpet was thought of as a neutral base for room décor, and it came in versions of basic beige and browns. As interior designs contemporized, new sophistications in carpet textures, colors and patterns arrived, and the role of carpet in interior decoration took on a whole new identity.
The neutral palette still exists but with the addition of choice sculpted textures and bolder patterns from which to choose. Carpets now deliver a greater visual statement. Variation in pile height and sculptured effects offer a bolder look. Every aspect of design, even in the traditional, looks reorganized, from pile definition to loop size. Carpeting has gone from a background that supports furnishings, to a palette that defines a room.
Neutral in 2013
Neutral carpet in 2013 comes in blues and soft green and yellows as well as the traditional beiges and tans. The trends in the new neutrals incorporate these new variations in texture and design in addition to muted patterns and even flecks of color designed to pick up wall and furnishing colors.
Trending Colors and Textures
The newest trends for carpet introduce layered colors and softened textures combined. Of course, a carpet that best minimizes stains and soiling is created by combining texture and pattern, and this will always be in Vogue. But how they are combined has a new updated feel with more eclectic mixing.
Solid woven patterns in botanicals offer an organic feel to a room and blend well with patterned upholstery. Bold colors have made an entrance and have taken a page from the fashion runways. They are available in variety of loop styles and surfaces. The widest selection of wall-to-wall in the newest colors is found in the traditional Saxony design. The loops of the Saxony design are sheared off creating an even surface that is known for a luxurious feel. For a wall-to-wall color statement, traditional Saxony and textured Saxony offer the broadest selections.
The New Construction
Where previously we could expect an evolution in carpet design, the evolution in carpet manufacturing and technologies has given rise to brand new types of carpet construction from new materials. These advancements in both construction and fiber technology are delivering carpets made more durable than ever.
There are revolutionary new fibers made of synthetic polymers that provide softness and stain resistance that is far superior to earlier attempts in terms of quality and feel. These new synthetics are also made partially from renewable elements, reducing the carbon footprint.
Happily, green carpeting created from recyclable materials and renewable resources is here to stay. There are even industries that seek used carpet from which they to create new products. Green carpets purchased with the Green Label from the Carpet and Rug Institute is constructed with a minimal off-gassing (low VOC) so the chemical smell endemic to new carpeting is removed.
Today’s new carpets are beautiful, resist stains better, wear longer, and no longer hurt the environment. They add life and warmth to our homes and create a palette of comfort and ease.
High Quality Carpet Cleaning is a professional carpet cleaning service that serves residential and commercial buildings. Let us help you keep your carpet as clean and stylish as it was when you bought it. We can be reached online or by phone at (732) 400-5255.