Trends in carpet colors - Winter 2011 - Westchester NY

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Hi Debbie

I always enjoy your ideas and information. I also like to re-blog them as I have found that people sometimes miss them, and, then very much appreciate finding the information the second time around. I hope your holidays were good and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Original content by Debbie Gartner

Original article source: Carpet Color trends - Westchester County NY

neutral carpet westchester county NYBy far, the vast majority of carpets selected for homes in Westchester are neutrals - beiges and taupes.  These are practical and neutral as they go with almost all furniture and give you flexibility with neutral beige carpet westchester NYpaint color as well as ability to change bedding, window treatments and pillows.  These colors also tend to hide dirt.  If you are in the process of selling you home (or you are considering selling in 2-3 years, neutrals are the way to go as this will appeal to the widest array of potential buyers.


Creams/off whites - work for upscale bedrooms where the homeowner tends to be neat and is less worried about dirt.  The lighter you go, the larger the space looks.  These colors are not usually practical for young kids or pets, or for rooms where you might bring food.  Try to remove shoes to prolong the color and life of your carpet, esp for light colors.  (Socks are actually better vs bare feet as the oils in our feet also tend to wear the carpet down.


soft plush carpet - westchester NY - grayGrays are almost the new black.  Grays have been in style for the last several years across many surfaces (including stainless steel appliances, hardwood (especially maple), tiles that look like metal, so it was only natural for them to spread to the carpet world these last couple of years.


Tone on tone patterned carpet - westchester NY - diamondsIf I had to pick a "color color," it would be green - this is the most neutral of the colors and can work well as a carpet or a paint color - usually it's a cool green w/ undertones of grays or beiges.   It's more often that customers are selecting greens w/ a tone on tone or as a runner.


Berber carpet for basement in Westchester NYLight colored berbers for basements and family rooms.  Berbers with flecked colors tend to hide the dirt.  Again, going neutral gives flexibility in paint colors and furniture.

What's out:

- Anything shag

- Pinks/Mauves

- Sea foam

- Bright green

- Oranges and mustards


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Carpet Color trends - Westchester NY - Winter 2011

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Comments (5)

Colin Call
RE/MAX Integrity - Eugene, OR
Principal Broker

Hi Barb, Thanks for the re-blog.  Good info.  I am going to add you as an associate so I can refer to you in the future, and would love it if you would reciprocate. I do love my referrals.  Thanks, Colin

Dec 26, 2011 02:34 AM
Gina Mounce
Keller Williams Realty - Winston-Salem, NC
Showing You the Triad!

Thanks for the information Barbara. I think a muted sage green is a good neutral as an alternative to the usual neutral "taupe".

Dec 26, 2011 02:36 AM
Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

Made me think back to some of the hideous colors I have had in the past like, aqua, or gold shag... what the heck were we thinking?

Dec 26, 2011 03:06 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Great reblog Barb and critical information for those getting ready to sell.  Although,I agree with Gina and  the right green goes a long way.

Dec 26, 2011 04:45 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Barbara - Thx so much for reblogging.  I really appreciate it, and extra google juice, helps too.  Hope we can get together soon.

Dec 26, 2011 08:09 AM