custom color carpet


Custom Color Carpet

Custom Color CarpetCustom color carpet has helped many consumers find just the right color needed for that special-need area of the home or office. Color is defined as reflected light. Under different light sources, colors appear to change slightly, so the light source we use can affect our ability to judge color accurately. We've all seen what can happen as a result: A man dresses in navy cotton pants and a navy polyester jacket that appear to match perfectly indoors. Outside he realizes the pants and jacket are two different shades of blue. This is because he matched them under incandescent lighting and is now looking at them in sunlight.

The following are possible light sources:

  • incandescent (light bulbs)
  • cool white fluorescent
  • daylight fluorescent
  • warm white fluorescent
  • sunlight
  • D3500
  • SPX30
The standard light source is daylight fluorescent. But as we've seen, color perception can change according to the light source used. SO IT'S IMPORTANT, WHEN A MANUFACTURER PRODUCES A CUSTOM COLOR CARPET SAMPLE TO MATCH FABRIC, FURNISHINGS, OTHER CARPET SAMPLES, ETC., TO USE THE SAME LIGHT SOURCE THE CUSTOMER USES.

Custom color selection may be one of the easiest decisions for you. You know what you have, what you like and what you want the final result to be. When you are ready to go shopping for carpeting, take your knowledge, ideas, measurements and fabric samples, and see what the market has to offer.

Colors always should be viewed in natural daylight and in artificial light in the space you plan to use the color. Take the carpet samples home to look at them in nightlight as well as daylight, and with your belongings, not the store surroundings. The larger the sample, the easier it will be for you to make a decision.

Solid colors and light colors tend to make space appear larger, while patterned and dark colors usually make space appear smaller. Don't let those facts hinder you in doing something you really want to do, however.

Soiling shows more readily on white or light yellow carpeting. Medium colors, color blends and patterns are best for disguising signs of use between cleanings. Darker colors tend to show lint and accumulated dust more readily than light or medium colors. Selecting a color value the same as the usual soil in your locality helps keep carpet looking soil-free longer.

Color is psychologically important. It can affect not only the apparent size of a space, but the temperature and mood of a room. The use of warm or cool colors depends on personal preferences, climate and the orientation of your home. Blues and greens often are preferred in rooms having natural light and southern exposure. Warmer colors may be preferred in rooms having northern exposure and little natural light.

Dark rooms might be made lighter using the pastel tones of warm or cool colors. Light rooms may be darkened using various shades of colors. Warm colors might be good choices for homes in regions having long, snowy seasons, although cool colors should not be ruled out. Just the opposite applies to using cool colors in regions of great warmth. Don't select carpeting only on the basis of color.

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