7 Carpet Colors that Go Great with Blue Walls!
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Looking for a carpet that brings out the magic of your blue walls? Look no further than these 7 wonderful carpet colors!

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May 23, 2021


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Blue Walls - What Do they Stand For?

Have you got blue walls in your room? They’re so soothing, aren’t they? They remind me of the ocean, the sky, and everything I love about the purity of nature. That is what blue is all about, it is a color that reminds you to take a deep breath and relax.

The best carpet colors that will complement blue walls include orange, white, pink, cream, grey, brown, and blue.

Picking a great carpet color for your blue walls will further enhance the mood. Your space will look more open, inviting, and soothing. Before we get to the carpet colors, let’s learn a bit more about blue to make your carpet choice even better!

Cool or Warm: The Temperature of Your Blue Walls

By its natural tendency, blue is a cool color. However, it can lean slightly warm when added with a yellow undertone. It may not be visible to you, as the differences between warm and cool blues are quite subtle.

But there’s one way to find out.

It’s easy if you take a closer look at your walls. Warm blues are more vibrant, they will crave your attention. Cool blues will be easy on your eyes, so much that you would want to sleep. If you feel neither of these, your blue walls may be neutral!

With neutral blue walls, you can pair any tone or shade of the carpet colors we have in store for you.

Light or Dark: The Brightness of Your Blue Walls

Every color has a light or dark value. It is the same for blue, and you will make a better carpet choice knowing how dark or light the blue of your walls is. If you feel your blue has white added to it, its value will be lighter. If your blue has black added to it, it will appear darker and will also seem to overwhelm the space.

Blue on the Color Wheel

Consult the color wheel for all your color design concerns. On the color wheel, you will find blue in the family of cool colors.

Check out the color wheel here.

To understand the lightness and darkness of a color, you need to know these terms:

Tone: White + selected color Tint: Grey + selected color Shade: Black + selected color

Therefore, the tones, tints and shades for blue will be:

Blue Tones: White + blue Blue Tints: Grey + blue Blue Shades: Black + blue

These five color schemes can help you with your color choices:

  • Analogous colors: These are three to four colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. For shades of blue, you will find blue-violet, blue-green.

  • Complementary colors: Makes up two colors that are opposite to each other on the color wheel. The color opposite to blue is orange on the color wheel.

  • Triadic colors: Makes use of three colors that form a triangle on the color wheel. You can use this scheme to select a bi-colored carpet to go with your green walls.

  • Tetradic colors: Makes use of four colors, arranged in either a square or a rectangle, on the color wheel. You can use this scheme if you’re picking a tri-colored carpet to go with your green walls.

  • Monochromatic colors: This color scheme makes up the different tones and shades of a single color. For your blue walls and a monochromatic color scheme, you will pick a carpet that’s the same blue color but of a different tone or shade.

7 Carpet Colors that Go Great with Blue Walls

1. Orange

Having an orange carpet in your room will make the blue walls pop!

Orange is about youthfulness, fun, and engagement. It can add excitement to any room and when paired with blue, your room can come alive unlike any other. On the color wheel, orange and blue are opposite to each other, which makes them complementary colors!

Have a look at this orange-patterned carpet. It consists of various orange tones that are best if you don’t want to go all-orange with your carpet and too vibrant with your room.

A room with a patterned orange carpet and blue walls

No doubt, if you’re a fan of vibrant looks, an orange carpet is your best bet.

On the Color Wheel

Orange is a naturally warm color, whereas blue has a cool tendency. For cool blues, a cool orange tint would produce a balanced look.

Style Guide

  Light Cool Blue Walls Dark Cool Blue Walls Light Warm Blue Walls Dark Warm Blue Walls
Light Cool Orange Carpet Low contrast, spacious, cool, fun High contrast, moderate space, cool, happy Low contrast, spacious, balanced, enthusiastic High contrast, moderate space, balanced, liberating
Dark Cool Orange Carpet High contrast, moderate space, cool, sociable Low contrast, crowded, cool, toned-down energy High contrast, moderate space, balanced, secure Low contrast, crowded, balanced, sociable
Light Warm Orange Carpet Low contrast, spacious, balanced, abundant High contrast, moderate space, balanced, fun Low contrast, spacious, warm, adventurous High-contrast, moderate space, warm, stimulating
Dark Warm Orange Carpet Sharp contrast, moderate space, balanced, optimistic Low-contrast, crowded, balanced, strong Natural, high-contrast, soothing, vibrant Low-contrast, crowded, warm, fun

Carpet Care Guide

An orange carpet will need to be cleaned often!

Orange is a naturally light color and may require special care on your part.

2. White

Did someone say white and blue? It’s a heavenly vision indeed.

White and blue will open up your room. Think of the sky with puffy clouds scattered around, a white carpet with blue walls will give you the same vibe. It will add a sense of ‘air’ to a calm room, provided you’re ready to take on the cleaning it needs!

A blue wall with white carpet

On the Color Wheel

White is a neutral color, not existing on the color wheel itself. Its natural tendencies are of light value and it is used with other colors to tone them down into their lighter hues. Nonetheless, there can be cool white and warm whites.

Cool whites are those with blue undertones, whereas warm whites have yellow undertones. That is, a hint of blue and yellow to them, respectively.

Style Guide

Warm or cool white, both can be styled with any shade of blue.

Carpet Care Guide

White carpets require a lot of maintenance!

Be mindful of dirt, dust and stains and immediately clean them from your white carpet!

3. Pink

Pink and blue are like warmth and coolness celebrating their union in harmony.

A girl sitting on pink carpet covered floor

Unless it’s for a baby’s room, you can go beyond the choice of light pink. There are so many tones and shades of pinks and blues to choose from, that the choice may get overwhelming.

On the Color Wheel

You can see red on the color wheel, add white to it and you’ll get pink. Now, just like any other color, there can be warm and cool pinks. For cooler pinks, you can select a pink carpet that has a slightly bluish tint to it. For a warmer pink, you can choose a pink carpet that is slightly yellowish.

Remember that although these differences are very subtle, the psychological impact is greater than you think!

Style Guide

  Light Cool Blue Walls Dark Cool Blue Walls Light Warm Blue Walls Dark Warm Blue Walls
Light Cool Pink Carpet Low contrast, spacious, cool, cute High contrast, moderate space, cool, optimistic Low contrast, spacious, balanced, soft High contrast, moderate space, balanced, caring
Dark Cool Pink Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, feminine Low contrast, crowded, cool, charming High contrast, moderate space, balanced, Low contrast, crowded, balanced, intimate
Light Warm Pink Carpet Low contrast, spacious, balanced, affectionate High contrast, moderate space, balanced, delicate Low contrast, spacious, warm, sweet High-contrast, moderate space, warm, gentle
Dark Warm Pink Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, compassionate Low contrast, crowded, balanced, playful High-contrast, soothing, romantic Low-contrast, crowded, warm, feminine

Carpet Care Guide

Depending on the shade of pink, you will need frequent cleaning!

Depending on the tone or shade of pink, you will need frequent cleaning! Dust, dirt, and stain- all can be very apparent on any type of pink!

4. Cream

Cream is a visual delight for the simple mind.

Cream, or beige, is one of those neutral colors that is simply meant to go along with white. You can never go wrong with it! This unique color is the toned-down version of a yellow and orange mix! (reword)

A blue wall with cream carpet

On the Color Wheel

Since the color wheel does not have neutral colors, you cannot find cream on it either. Cream naturally exists as a light color but going darker and lighter is very much possible. If you go too dark, however, the color will no longer be called cream!

Style Guide

  Light Cool Blue Walls Dark Cool Blue Walls Light Warm Blue Walls Dark Warm Blue Walls
Light Cool Cream Carpet Low contrast, spacious, cool, comfy High contrast, moderate space, cool, timid Low contrast, spacious, balanced, intellect High contrast, moderate space, balanced, reliable
Dark Cool Cream Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, natural Low contrast, crowded, cool, elegant High contrast, moderate space, balanced, comfy Low contrast, crowded, balanced, gentle
Light Warm Cream Carpet Low contrast, spacious, balanced, reliable High contrast, moderate space, balanced, approachable Low contrast, spacious, warm, simple High-contrast, moderate space, warm, soothing
Dark Warm Cream Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, classy Low contrast, crowded, balanced, comfortable High-contrast, soothing, mature Low-contrast, crowded, warm, simple

Carpet Care Guide

Cream will need a lot of care!

No matter how dark you go with cream shades, they are prone to displaying dirt, dust and stains. The carpet won't go easy with any of these. You will need to dust your cream carpet regularly and be mindful of stains!

5. Grey

grey is the color of eloquence and simplicity!

Grey is just one of those neutrals that can add class to almost any other color upon matching.

A blue wall with grey carpet

On the Color Wheel

Grey is a neutral color, which is not present on the color wheel. You can use its own varying light and dark shades to create a fantastic combination with your blue walls.

Style Guide

  Light Cool Blue Walls Dark Cool Blue Walls Light Warm Blue Walls Dark Warm Blue Walls
Light Cool Grey Carpet Low contrast, spacious, cool, airy High contrast, moderate space, cool, reliable Low contrast, spacious, balanced, intellect High contrast, moderate space, balanced, reliable
Dark Cool Grey Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, secure Low contrast, crowded, cool, elegant High contrast, moderate space, balanced, soothing Low contrast, crowded, balanced, gentle
Light Warm Grey Carpet Low contrast, spacious, balanced, sophisticated High contrast, moderate space, balanced, control Low contrast, spacious, warm, relaxing High-contrast, moderate space, warm, balance
Dark Warm Grey Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, classy Low contrast, crowded, balanced, comfortable High contrast, soothing, mature Low-contrast, crowded, warm, stable

Carpet Care Guide

Dark grey carpets are easier to clean!

Don't choose a light grey carpet as it will require faster and immediate cleaning of dust, dirt and stain.

6. Brown

Brown and blue are like soil and water at play.

In the neutral color family, brown is the closest to earth shades. It has an elegant look that can add finesse to a room effortlessly. Consider getting a brown carpet if you want a neutral tone that doesn’t get too dirty!

A room with blue walls and a brown carpet

If you’re deciding on a brown carpet, you wouldn’t want to miss carpets that looks like wood!

On the Color Wheel

Brown doesn’t exist on the color wheel. It is mixed using cool and warm colors. There are various ways to get brown and by adding a warmer color, you get warm brown. Whereas, adding a cooler color would lead to a cool brown. Adding white or black can give you choices between shades of light and dark brown. So there are many brown hues to choose from!

Style Guide

  Light Cool Blue Walls Dark Cool Blue Walls Light Warm Blue Walls Dark Warm Blue Walls
Light Cool Brown Carpet Dull, minimal, simple, spacious Dull, high-contrast, balanced space Dull, minimal, simple, spacious, balanced High-contrast, exciting, natural, balanced
Dark Cool Brown Carpet High-contrast, sharp, relaxing, illusion of less space Crowded, too dark, comforting Sharp, high-contrast, balanced, natural Low-contrast, all-dark, Balanced, crowded
Light Warm Brown Carpet Balanced, relaxing, slightly vibrant Sharp, high-contrast, balanced, elegant Cozy, simple, spacious, low-contrast High-contrast, comfortable, cozy, sunshine-like ambiance
Dark Warm Brown Carpet Sharp contrast, exciting, natural ambiance Low-contrast, dull, all-dark, simple Natural, high-contrast, soothing, vibrant Low-contrast, crowded, natural and elegant

Carpet Care Guide

Darker shades of brown are easier to clean!

Light shades of brown look very soothing and airy but will require more attention. In case of stains, deep washing may be needed.

7. Blue

Tones, tints, and shades of blue make up the sky, the ocean and so much more.

Love blue so much that you don’t want any other color to intervene? I get you, I’m a fan of blue too. When buying a blue carpet, you don’t have to pick the same tone or shade as the blue of your walls. You can go for either a monochromatic or analogous color scheme when pairing a blue carpet with your blue walls!

A room with blue carpet and blue walls.

On the Color Wheel

You find a range of blues on the color wheel. Blue-green and blue-violet are very popular choices for both the monochromatic and analogous color schemes!

Style Guide

  Light Cool Blue Walls Dark Cool Blue Walls Light Warm Blue Walls Dark Warm Blue Walls
Light Cool Blue Carpet Low contrast, spacious, cool, dreamy High contrast, moderate space, cool, peaceful Low contrast, spacious, balanced, open High contrast, moderate space, balanced, sophisticated
Dark Cool Blue Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, emotional Low contrast, crowded, cool, confident High contrast, moderate space, balanced, Low contrast, crowded, balanced, masculine
Light Warm Blue Carpet Low contrast, spacious, balanced, stress-reliever High contrast, moderate space, balanced, spiritual Low contrast, spacious, warm, fresh and airy High-contrast, moderate space, warm, stable
Dark Warm Blue Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, sensitive Low contrast, crowded, balanced, mysterious High-contrast, soothing, pure Low-contrast, crowded, warm, idealistic

Carpet Care Guide

It all depends on the shade of your blue carpet!

Dust, dirt and stain will be more visible on lighter tones of blue, as compared to its darker shades.

Wrapping Up Your Carpet Choice for Blue Walls

Blue walls, warm or cool, light or dark, invoke soothe and calm feelings. To match this intent, you can select a carpet that’s as cool as your walls. If you want to increase the contrast or vibrancy of your blue walls, the opposite color temperature and opposite color on the color wheel should be your pick. Once you’re done selecting your carpet, don’t forget to refer to the carpet care guide!

To further enhance your carpet shopping experience, don’t miss out on these 8 best and worst places to buy a new and cheap carpet!.

The 8 Best and Worst Places to Buy a New (and Cheap) Carpet.

There are many places near you that offer carpets. And you want to get a good deal and fair installation prices, right? This guide will help you decide where you should buy your carpet.

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By J. Bolívar

Carpet and Rug World Founder

I'm Jimena and I love Home Decor! When I got married I wanted my home to look as amazing as possible. I read and read and read about home decor. And although I found some very helpful information, I hardly found anything regarding Carpets and Rugs. I learned so much I wanted to share everything I know with the whole world!

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J. Bolívar

Carpet and Rug World Founder

I'm Jimena and I love Home Decor! When I got married I wanted my home to look as amazing as possible. I read and read and read about home decor. And although I found some very helpful information, I hardly found anything regarding Carpets and Rugs. I learned so much I wanted to share everything I know with the whole world!

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