Hi all, I’m Susi and I write for Design Shuffle, a terrific online community for all who love design—architects, interior designers and enthusiasts. Today, I’ll be writing about color in home décor and sharing some decorating ideas. Color is making a comeback in flooring trends. Brightly colored patterned area rugs, colorful tile, and even painted wood floors are showing up on design blogs and shelter magazines. Here are eight of these colorful trends in flooring. From wood to tile to carpet, color is in right now.
Colorful flooring is a hot trend right now. Perhaps multi-color stripes painted on wood floors might be too much color for some people but a striped area rug can achieve the same effect without the permanence of paint.
White or light floors whether they are tile or wood, or even carpet, make a boldly colored area rug stand out. The same is true for dark floors and lighter colored area rugs. Bright rugs make big statements.
Colorful and patterned cement tiles from Morocco are a big trend on blogs and in shelter magazines. These durable tiles work well for entries, kitchens and bathrooms.
In a colorful room, why have the color stop on the floor? Carpet tiles are a quick and easy way to add pattern and color to a floor. These are great for areas of high traffic, kids or pets. In this case they make for a stunning interior space that offers lots of living room design ideas.
For those who have wood floors that aren’t in the best condition, painting them is a good option. Stenciling the floors in a graphic pattern can give them the look of Moroccan tile.
A navy floor in a white bathroom is crisp and unexpected. The dark color on the floor expands the small footprint and makes the room feel larger.
A classic hexagonal tile is used in a new way to create a flower pattern of yellow, grey and white that captures the colorful pattern trend. Grey is a great neutral for any room.
Colorful area rugs in chevron patterns, Kilims, Ikats and florals add a pop of color to a hall, living room or bedroom design. Pair with neutral furnishings to create a focal point or mix in with colorful furniture for a lively décor. Image credit: (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8)
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