It's the foundation for the entire room. It cushions your step. It is a piece of artwork in its design and detail. A rug can help build the entire design scheme for the space. While its pattern and style play a part in building a strong base, ultimately a rug's colors weigh more heavily in growing a decorating concept.
The colors of your rug help set the mood. They influence how you feel when you're in the space. Rich yellow rugs impart a cheery feeling in a space, and deep blue rugs can set a dramatic, even regal, tone. Orange rugs can incorporate everything from understated graphical elements to bold ornate designs. The effect is one of warmth, ranging from introspection to enthusiasm, depending on the hue and how the lighting plays upon it.
For a bold, uncompromising statement, try a rug with two colors that are opposite one another on the color wheel. Blue and red or violet and green color schemes in a range of shades can bring energy to a room. Likewise, black and white rugs can draw attention, setting the stage for a sofa upholstered in either a soft color or a bright one.
The color of the rug can also be used to create the illusion that the room is bigger or smaller. If you have an overwhelmingly large room with high ceilings, you can make it feel more intimate with a dark color scheme. Deep red rugs will make the space feel cozier. Light-colored rugs or soft green rugs will open a room up.
Whichever color you choose, have fun with it! Home Decorators Collection has an unparalleled selection of rugs in every imaginable color.