If Dirt Is A Problem In Your House, Consider These Carpet Colors

Choosing a carpet color to grace your floors is no trifling matter, especially if you've got kids and some furry friends who track dirt inside and treat the runner as their playground on a regular basis. This will not only ruin the look and feel of your runner but also make your otherwise clean house scream dirty. So, if you don't have the time to deep clean your rugs regularly and are looking for shades that can seamlessly hide dirt, consider installing dark-colored carpets.

While the chosen carpet must go with the overall design scheme, the darker a rug, the better it'll be at concealing dirt as well as wear and tear. As such, chocolate brown, neutral beige and gray, and dark shades of blue are excellent options. Moreover, dark-colored rugs are ideal for high-traffic spaces in your home and are less likely to fade away after a few cleaning sessions since they contain more dye, keeping your old runner looking new for longer.

Carpet colors that hide dirt

Dark brown is the ideal carpet color to camouflage dirt since it blends perfectly. This will allow you to hide muck from visitors until you're ready to clean it. Further, the rich shade will create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home and make it look more appealing, especially if you experience cold weather for the better part of a year. But if brown is not your cup of tea, you can go with dark counterparts of earthy tones like beige and tan. Deep gray, emerald green, and inky blue are other good options that'll go with your decor. As a solid color, black is also a great option if you're looking for something moody and dark.

Alternatively, patterned rugs do an excellent job of hiding dirt in their details and design. Intricate whorls and textures make it difficult to single out hidden muck and dust, keeping your carpets looking clean for longer. However, steer clear of carpets that feature solid blocks of bright colors, as they'll make it easier to spot dirt and dust.

Avoid these colors

While lighter carpet colors are in vogue and make your space look bright, airy, and spacious, they don't hide dirt well. So, they'll require regular cleaning and upkeep. Moreover, being devoid of regular cleaning will cause them to fade quickly. For instance, bright yellow, happy red, and warm orange are popular among homeowners but aren't suited for areas like foyers that witness heavy traffic and encounter dirt daily. Similarly, white is a bad choice unless you plan on cleaning it every few days, as it'll show every speck of dirt and stain, turning your beloved carpet into an eyesore.

You should also avoid installing bright-colored carpets if there's a dirt problem in your home. For instance, light pink and rose will better hide dust than white, but you'll have to clean it more often than dark-colored runners. Moreover, you'll have to dry clean these carpet colors to restore their shine. The same is true for lighter shades of brown and green.