Across Johns Creek you'll see new residential communities under construction. All are keeping up with modern carpet trends. What designers are saying is consumers want more boldness in colors. They're tired of the same loop width and range of taupes. They want bold colors and different feeling materials beyond standard loops.
Carpet tile rugs for the first time are seeing an up tick in residential use as more families see the benefits of being able to quickly pull out a carpet tile that is stained and replace it the next day. It certainly takes worry out of having the children playing or a party with red wine. Gone are the days when a coffee spill on the rug meant a need for immediate whole house carpet cleaning. With carpet tiles, there is a wide variety of selection from colors and patterns to match your decor. With the look of grey colors popular in most homes, you'll find many shades of grey to match and many bold contrasting colors that will give a nice contrast to those gray walls. And many patterns have grey stripes to provide a modern twist on patterns. And with new mix and match tiles, you can create your own rug design!
Cut and loop carpeting continues it's rebound from the 1970s as the plushy feel and softness on the feet is desirable for many. What customers are demanding are more choices in loop size, variations and colors. You'll find as wide an array of color choices in the gray family as we once did in the previously popular "beige" family to match the current trends of gray on walls in homes. You'll also see wide loops with plush pile and a mix of wide and small loops giving a visible contrast.
And when we say vibrant colors, we mean bright oranges and greens. Striking colors that almost ring back to the orange and green refrigerators of the 1970s but without the underlying darker tone. It really is surprising to see these bright pops of color whether they are part of a carpet tile rug design of mostly grays with pops of a bright color or a plush muted orange frieze in a modern home. Since pale pink and blue were the "Color of the Year" pair last year in design, it is surprising to see such vibrant contrasts in color choices this year. The color of the year is a grass green, bright rich green as you would imagine for healthy grass in the yard.
And the final new trend in carpeting we are seeing are ribbed carpets. Popular in offices for decades now, you'll start seeing these used more in the home. Given a softer plush feel and a color palette more suitable for home decorating, these ribbed carpets are making their way into residential design.
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