Pittsburgh Carpet company, Nest Expressions, knows that the color of your carpet is not just important because it matches your style, it is also important because it can change a rooms dimensions! Okay, maybe it doesn’t quite “change” a rooms dimensions, but it absolutely affects how big or small a room feels and it is very important to take the “psychology of carpet” into consideration when designing your room.
It is said by psychologists that carpet color can stimulate or depress appetite, lift or decrease ones spirits or create negative and/or positive energy.
Below is a guide as to how the color of your carpet may impact not only the aesthetic of your room but the senses of those with whom you entertain.
Red is among the most psychologically stimulating colors in the color palette. Red increases energy and blood flow. People working in an environment with red work faster, harder, and are more productive. Red increases endurance, but relates to increased tension, causes more work-related errors, and increases appetite. In other words, Red is not a color that you would want to place in a post office or classroom, but Red is very suitable for a restaurant.
Yellow is a color that demands attention. It is one of the most highly-visible colors in the color spectrum and is used to symbol caution. It has been said that yellow creates aggression, so the idea of putting yellow carpet in your favorite roadhouse may be counterproductive, as well as in bad taste. Yellow in a nursery is generally not a good idea, because babies tend to cry more when exposed to predominately yellow environments. However, combinations of red, yellow, and blue in a nursery is suggested to stimulate learning.
Men are more likely to describe brown as their favorite color. Brown creates believability and genuineness as well as a comfortable and open atmosphere. It is a sign of strength and maturity. Brown-toned carpet selections are good for family rooms and dens in which people gather to relax and unwind. It is also a common compliment in any room for those who have an earthy/natural style and want to communicate a sense of genuineness and comfortability.
As we’ve stated, carpet color selection can affect emotional moods, so it is important to consider and be aware of when decorating or remodeling a room. The psychology of carpet color selection uses the same principals as other interior furnishing. In buying carpet, decide the mood you wish to create and stay within a range of color hues.