Wall colour and coverings can be changed on a whim, but flooring is a much more long-term decision, with a bigger financial commitment. Therefore it needs more consideration, and should be less trend-led.
|Pampas Nordic Stripe in Sweden|
From the subtle Pampas Nordic Stripe, to the herringbone of Cascade, it’s the texture and weave that keeps these neutrals thoroughly contemporary and fresh – they add interest, allowing the other design elements of a room to shine, whilst providing the base. A supporting role that is crucial to the overall feel.
|Clockwise From Top Left: South Pacific in Tuvala, Sisal Big Boucle in Noir, Cascade in Grey Fossil, Pampas Nordic in Skagen|
I've often said that flooring sets the tone of a space as it's the foundation for the look of a room, and neutral carpets do that quietly, without dominating. They lend a sense of grown up elegance to a space whilst allowing complete freedom with the other design decisions. Not only does this ensure that the look of a room can be easily changed if desired, but they also work equally well with stark white walls, warm beiges and cooler greys, right through to bolder colours too.
|Left: Cascade 100% Wool Right: Luna 70% Wool / 30% Goat Hair|
|South Pacific 100% Wool in Tuvalu|
This very contemporary look (above) is softened by the use of the South Pacific 100% wool carpet in Tuvalu, which has a subtle green tone. It stops the space from looking completely stark, adding a touch of visual and physical warmth. The weave has a fine stripe that is perfect for modern spaces, and comes in seventeen colours - some less neutral including Rarotonga, a muted blue that I could definitely get on board with!
|100% Sisal Big Boucle in Noir|
|Pampas Nordic in Skagen|
|South Pacific in Tonga|