Beige carpet is a timeless decorating tool. It combines warmth with the versatility to match nearly any decor scheme. If you're looking for ideas for paint colors to complement your beige carpet, look no further than this guide. For your convenience, we have come up with some great ideas for your home.
If you have beige carpet, consider painting the walls one of these colors:
Sometimes having too many options can make a decision difficult. That's why we've narrowed down your best choices. Keep reading, and we'll explain each color and how to decorate your room with beige carpet. Let's get started!
What Color Paint Goes With Beige Carpet
Let's take a closer look at these 4 paint color options.
Many of the best options for paint colors to pair with beige carpet are cool colors. This is because beige, while still a neutral color, often contains warm tones that make the room feel small. Pairing cool colors with the drab warmth of beige is a great way to open up the room.
Grey is beige's cool-toned sibling. It pairs well with most colors, giving you the freedom to decorate the rest of the room however you'd like. It's a favorite of home builders and designers for this reason. Additionally, pairing grey walls with beige carpet lowers the warmth in a room which is particularly important if you want to help the room feel larger than it is.
This beautiful room feels open and bright, even as it has a warm beige carpet.
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Blue is one of the most popular paint colors. It comes in a variety of shades and tones and can make a room feel cheerful, offsetting the neutral beige nicely. It's a great way to add a splash of color without being dangerously bold.
In this room, the light blue complements the white furniture and trim, utilizing the beige carpet for warmth.
The cool blue in this room contrasts beautifully with the darker beige carpet. Using a light paint color helps the room feel more open, which allows the carpet to do its job warming up the room.
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If you're looking for a way to help your room feel open and clean, white is the best option. Remember that if your beige carpet is too light, pairing it with white walls can make the room feel ill-defined and unending. The designer in this room uses the fact that there are plenty of windows to emphasize the natural light.
Looking for a way to cool the room down to help it feel brighter? A light green might be the perfect option. Mint, pistachio, or seafoam green pair well with almost any shade of beige.
See how the mint green and beige carpet complement the dark wood furniture and trim?
This room keeps thelight-colored theme and pairs the green walls with darker green curtains and plants.
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Is Beige Carpet Out Of Style?
Beige carpet is not out of style, though some designers are opting for other colors in order to follow the cool-tone trend. Colors such as white and grey are popular right now. Additionally, carpet has lost some popularity in general in exchange for hardwood or faux wood floors.
However, beige carpet will always be popular if you're looking for versatile warmth in a room. Carpet is soft and reduces the amount of noise in a room, so it might be perfect for your bedroom, nursery, or living room. Plus, beige is a warm color that pairs well with a variety of styles.
If you're looking for beige carpet options that are less drab, look for some that have flecks of other colors woven into the pattern. Here are a couple of examples.
This one mixes in some darker brown tones for variety.
Or, if you want a mixture of warm and cool colors in your carpet that will still match a variety of styles, try a greige carpet. Greige, like the sample shown below, is a combination of grey and beige.
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Does Beige Carpet Make A Room Look Bigger Or Smaller?
In general, light colors make a room feel bigger. This is true of carpet, too. Thus, a lighter-toned beige carpet will help the room feel more spacious, while a darker beige (closer to brown) will feel more closed in. If you want to use the paint color to help the room feel bigger, opt for a lighter paint.
Should Carpet Be Lighter Or Darker Than Walls?
Carpet can be either lighter or darker than the walls in a room, depending on your personal preferences. No matter which direction you take, however, it's recommended that there be a difference of about two shades between the carpet and the walls. This helps distinguish the parts of the room from each other. Otherwise, the space will run together and appear smaller.
You can choose the darkness or lightness of your carpet based on how the room will be used and how you want it to feel. For instance, a room with heavy foot traffic might benefit from a dark carpet so that dirt doesn't show up as easily. Dark carpet can make a room feel cramped, but it also adds warmth.
Or, if you want the room to feel bright and airy, opt for a light-colored carpet. This will help the room feel open and clean but might lack the warmth you want. It will also appear dirty more quickly.
For more information on this topic, check out this article: Should Carpet Be Lighter Or Darker Than Walls?
How Do You Decorate A Room With Beige Carpet?
When decorating a room with beige carpet, the first step is to decide how you want the room to feel. Are you aiming for a bright, open area? Do you want some striking colors to offset the neutral beige? Or do you want a warm space that amplifies the cozy aspects of the beige?
These questions will be important for the rest of the decorating experience. No matter how you answered them, here are a couple of tools you can use to help the process.
Lay Down An Area Rug
A relatively cheap and simple alternative to replacing carpet is to lay down an area rug. This lets you take advantage of the positive aspects of your beige carpet while still giving a splash of color if you'd like. A well-chosen area rug can also tie the room together. If you need a way to bridge the gap between a bold wall and your beige carpet, an area rug can do the trick.
That's what these two rugs would do in a room with beige carpet. They provide a splash of color and give you the opportunity to branch out of the beige scheme.
Alternatively, this rug gives some subtle color without being overwhelming. It's a great place to start your design without taking a major risk.
Use Bright, Bold Furniture
A great way to offset the neutral beige carpet is to purchase colorful furniture. You can use this furniture as the focal point for the room, or pair it with the paint colors.
Want some more ideas for choosing a couch to match your beige carpet? Read this article next: What Color Couch Goes With Beige Walls
If this feels like too much color, add some brightness with throw pillows.
You can use the versatility of beige carpet to make your room feel exactly how you'd like. Consider painting your walls grey, blue, white, or green to get the most out of the space. Try to separate the paint and carpet color by at least two shades to distinguish them from each other. However you decide to decorate your room, we hope this article will help you feel confident!