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Buying Guide: Carpet - Carpet Colours, Patterns & Textures

Carpet Colour, Pattern and Textures

Selecting the colour and pattern of your carpet is where the fun really begins.

The first rule is... don’t limit your choice by looking for neutrality or matching with the painted walls. Let your floor be an integral part of the decor. Here are some tips to help you choose with confidence.


Dark Colours

Dark colours create a formal and elegant look.

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Bright Carpet

Bright colours can energise and lift the mood of a room.

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Cool Colours

Cool colours create a fresh, spacious environment for relaxation.

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Light Colours

Light colours create a modern look and open up a dark room.

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Medium Colours

Medium colours can brighten up a dull room with limited lighting.

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Earth Tones

Earth tone colours create a natural look and quiet atmosphere.

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Patterns and textures

Carpet Colour, Pattern and Textures

Large areas of a strong and complex pattern can close in a room whereas a solid colour will give the appearance of stretching the dimensions of a room.

Textured carpets have superb appearance retention qualities. They disguise the change of appearance associated with normal use and can mask small soiling spots.

TIPS - The importance of light

Carpet Importance of Light

Light can affect colours significantly. Ask your Harvey Norman Carpet and Flooring retailer for carpet samples to take home, and see for yourself how the colour works in different lights.

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