Colors can certainly portray the mood of your room. For example, cooler colors like blue, greens and purples tend to have a calming effect. On the other hand, warmer colors such as yellows, oranges and reds can create feelings of higher energy. Lighter shades tend to be more relaxing, whereas darker shades tend to be more intimate.

You can also use colors to portray size. For example, you can make a small room appear larger and more spacious by choosing lighter colors. On the contrary, darker colors tend to make a large space feel smaller and often times more comfortable.

These days, your colors options are endless. In the days of old, rugs were dyed using natural vegetable dyes. However, advances in technology have allowed the manufacturing process to rely heavily on synthetic dyes, now an industry standard, to create vibrant and durable area rugs.

Accurate representation of rug colors to our customers’ satisfaction remains one of the most difficult challenges in the rug business. Manufacturers’ catalogs include many different statements, such as “colors in this catalog are for illustrative purposes only and may not represent exact rug colors.”

Logic and the spectrophotometer tell us that printers’ inks on paper will never match exactly textile dyes on fibers, yet we often have no choice but to “trust” printed catalogs. For these reasons, we always recommend that our customers seek out their desired rugs locally and “in person” and then contact us about pricing and delivery. We invite you to discuss your specific requirements with our skilled staff!