Rug Colour Advice

If you are looking for Apple Rugs' chart for selecting a rug by colour, click here: "Choose Rugs by Colour."

Customers often seek a rug to match a room's walls, furniture or fabrics, and want a specific colour to work with what they already have in the room.

Some of the best interior design ideas and most innovative thinking on interior colours comes from the UK's paint companies. The UK has a long established and very dynamic paintmaking business. And the leading companies' paint charts and colour matching tools offer a great way to play with and choose colours for your home.

But don't forget, it's often best to start with a focus item, like a rug, and then decide on paint colours. Paints are availabe in every colour, tone and finish imagineable, so it's easier to match your colour scheme to your rug than your rug to your colour scheme!

Here are a few leading online colour matching tools.

Dulux Paint
Try Dulux's simple online question and answer session to see what colours their design experts recommend to achieve the look and feel you want, by using the online "Dulux Colour Guide."

You can also try Dulux's online colour matching tools. The "My Projects tool" uses a special mood board to allow you to change the colours of various parts of a room, using either a series of standard room settings available to work with, or photographs of your own room that can be uploaded to the site.

Crown Paint
Or there's the imaginative and fun Crown 3D Room Colour Sampler tool. This allows you to select from a vast range of colour options and play with them in various room settings.

Planning your colour scheme is fun and could save you time, money and headaches later on!

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