Decor Tips

Choose These Rug Colors For Your Grey Floor

Vittoria Ardore
Vittoria Ardore
May 26, 2023

Finding the Perfect Rug Color for Grey Floor

Grey floors are increasingly popular for their versatility to fit modern, minimalist, or industrial decor styles. However, choosing a rug color to complement grey flooring can be challenging. The right rug has the power to pull your whole room together and make your grey floors shine. Here are my top tips for picking the perfect rug to complement your grey floor.

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Vibrant Contrasts

One way to make your grey floors pop is by pairing them with a boldly colored rug. Vibrant shades like crimson red, royal blue, lime green, or golden yellow create visual impact against muted grey floors. The contrast adds a splash of energy and modern flair to your space. 

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Try placing a striking graphic print or contemporary color-blocked rug atop grey wood or concrete floors for a fashionable statement. Just take care not to overdo it – one vibrantly hued rug as a focal point is likely enough.

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Warm, Neutral Tones 

For more of a relaxed, welcoming ambiance, you can’t go wrong with neutral rug colors like cream, taupe, light grey, or beige. These subtle shades effortlessly blend with grey floors, lending a softly elegant feel to living spaces.

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Neutral tones also allow the natural beauty of wood or concrete grey flooring to shine through, while adding cozy warmth and texture underfoot. Designers often recommend neutral-colored rugs for minimalist rooms so as not to compete with the grey floors’ subtle palette.

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50 Shades of Grey

Playing with light and dark grey tones and textures is another sophisticated option for complementing your floors.

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Light grey shag piles, dark charcoal flatweaves, nubby wool throws, and other tonal variations add comfortable elegance. Using grey in different textures – from fluffy to flatweave – provides depth and visual interest while keeping a soothingly harmonic color scheme.

Size, Lighting and Usage 

When picking a rug color, consider the size and lighting of your space, along with how high-traffic the area is. 

Dark hues can make small rooms feel intimate, while brighter tones open up the area visually. Factor in natural sunlight too, which washes out some colors while making others appear bolder. 

For dining rooms and play spaces, look for stain-masking patterns and durable materials in family-friendly hues.

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Tie Your Whole Look Together

Most importantly, choose a rug color that complements your overall interior design vision. 

Your rug, floors, furnishings and wall colors should feel cohesively styled. Incorporate accent colors that already feature in your décor, like throw pillows or artwork, for a harmonious look. 

Use samples and Augmented Reality at home to compare rug colors with the rest of your space. With living spaces centered around rugs, selecting the right tone pulls everything effortlessly together!

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