What is the best color of carpet to hide dirt? Many people wonder if they can find a carpet option that can get dirty without looking dirty. Families with young children or pets know that it takes no time at all for a carpet to become filthy. Bits of cereal ground to fine powder, fur and dust blend into the carpet every day — and most of us don’t have the time to vacuum on a daily basis.
Keep in mind that stains are different from dirt, and carpet colors that don’t show dirt may still show stains. Stains come from spills and may be permanent, while you can remove dirt. Here are three great colors that can disguise dirt when you have guests over to your home.
1. Dark Brown Carpeting
As you might expect, brown is a good option for hiding dirt. The darker the shade, the better the dirt will blend into the carpet. Powder and dust won’t show up against the dark brown color.
While a lighter brown can also be an attractive option, it won’t hide as much dirt. You can go a few days between vacuums, but not too long because dirt shows up more quickly on lighter shades.
2. Multicolored Carpeting
Many types of carpet have multiple colors and nuanced shades, blending them all together for an attractive flooring option. Another advantage beyond the aesthetic appeal of this type of carpet is its ability to hide dirt. All the different colors together distract the eye, so people may not pick up on bits of mud or dust.
Stick with earth tones for your multicolored carpeting. The worst options for hiding dirt are bright colors because the dirt stands out, though choosing a carpet with multiple colors does mute the effect a bit. Still, you’re better off with warm browns, greens and blues than a yellow or red carpet.
3. Neutral Carpeting
You should avoid white carpets if you are concerned about dirt showing, of course. But you can still get a light option that will camouflage most of the dirt. Consider neutral carpeting with flecks in it. A gray or beige carpet with specks will cover up the majortity of any dirt on your carpet, plus it looks great beneath your couch or sofa.
Neutral colors also blend with the furniture in your room. While a bright color will draw the eye down to the floor, neutral tones are less jarring. People won’t necessarily look at the floor when you have neutral carpeting, which means they won’t see the dirt.
While some people consider black a neutral tone, it doesn’t work as well as you might think to hide dirt. It’s too dark, and you can easily see dirt and debris gathered on its surface. A taupe or ivory color is a better choice.
Are you ready to explore carpet colors that don’t show dirt for your house? Schedule an in-home appointment today, and we can discuss a range of options.