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

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May 23, 2021


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Green Walls - What Do they Stand For?

Have you got green walls? They must be such a delight to your eyes! I have always been a fan of green, it reminds me of nature, where I long to be. But since I can’t be outside all the time, I’ve got a room that’s been painted with my favorite shade of green.

The best carpet colors that will complement green walls include red, grey, earth tones, green, white, patterned, and a combination of both black and white.

Cool or Warm: The Temperature of Your Green Walls

Cool greens have blue undertones, whereas warm greens have yellow undertones. If your walls feel vibrant upon looking, chances are they’re a warm green.

Light or Dark: The Brightness of Your Green Walls

Green exists in millions of shades in nature. Light or dark, it is soothing to the eyes. However, every type of green can set a different mood altogether. Let’s learn by looking a bit into the color wheel.

Green on the Color Wheel

Green is a secondary color and you’ll find it on both the cool and warm sides of the color wheel.

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 green will be:

Green Tones: White + green Green Tints: Grey + green Green Shades: Black + green

These five major color schemes can also help you pick a carpet for your green walls:

  • Analogous colors: These are three to four colors that are right next to the green. These are yellow-green and blue-green, that help defines warm and cool greens respectively.

  • Complementary colors: Makes up two colors that are opposite to each other on the color wheel. The opposite color to green is red 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 green walls and a monochromatic color scheme, you will pick a carpet that’s the same green color but of a different tone or shade.

Now let’s have a look at the carpet colors!

7 Carpet Colors that Go Great with Green Walls

1. Red

Red complements green unlike any other.

Red the color of warmth, the color of aggressiveness, or the color of love. Whichever way you put it, red goes great with green. On the color wheel, you will find red on the opposite side of green. The complementary color scheme defines two colors that are opposite to each other on the color wheel. These colors create amazing contrast and the complementary color scheme is used to bring vibrancy.

A grand room with a red carpet and dark green wall

On the Color Wheel

Red is among the warm colors on the color wheel. You can find red-violet, red-orange shades in the red family.

Style Guide

  Light Cool Green Walls Dark Cool Green Walls Light Warm Green Walls Dark Warm Green Walls
Light Cool Red Carpet Low contrast, spacious, cool, loving High contrast, moderate space, cool, stimulating Low contrast, spacious, balanced, loving High contrast, moderate space, balanced, confident
Dark Cool Red Carpet High contrast, moderate space, cool, strong Low contrast, crowded, cool, powerful High contrast, moderate space, balanced, exciting Low contrast, crowded, balanced, passionate
Light Warm Red Carpet Low contrast, spacious, balanced, confident High contrast, moderate space, balanced, stimulating Low contrast, spacious, warm, open High-contrast, moderate space, warm, motivational
Dark Warm Red Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, attentive Low contrast, crowded, balanced, passionate High contrast, moderate space, balanced, powerful Low-contrast, crowded, warm, desirable

Carpet Care Guide

A red carpet is a pretty good choice!

A dark-shaded red carpet makes the ultimate choice for moderate cleaning. It is good at hiding moderate dust and dirt, sometimes even stains. They will require little care, lighter tones of red may require more care!

2. Grey

Neutralize your green wall with a grey carpet. Which shade of grey will you pick?

grey is the color that you need when you want to turn down the atmosphere of your room. Picking a grey carpet for your green walls will give a sense of weakness and modernity and also create elegance.

A room with green walls and grey carpet

On the Color Wheel

You will not find grey on the color wheel as it is a neutral color. Varying shades of grey are used to create tints of colors that are present on the color wheel. However, just like other colors, greys can either be warm or cool. Cool greys have slightly bluish tints or undertones, whereas warm greys have yellow undertones or tints.

Style Guide

  Light Cool Green Walls Dark Cool Green Walls Light Warm Green Walls Dark Warm Green 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, cool, 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, balanced, mature Low-contrast, crowded, warm, stable

Carpet Care Guide

grey carpets can hide a bit of dust!

Dark grey carpets are the best at hiding dirt, dust and stains. However, carpets of lighter grey shades can hide a bit of dust too. Regular cleaning is inevitable.

3. Earth Tones

Earth is never out of fashion.

Imagine combining earth tones with your green walls. It is like bringing a forest right into your home. Stones usually consist of warm or cool shades of brown.

Since earth tones are the closest to nature, they go quite well with green walls. Naturally occurring yellows and reds are earth tones. Dark-colored earth tones will look great with darker walls, whereas lighter earth tones will look good with light green walls.

A room with green walls and a brown carpet

On the Color Wheel

Earth tones cannot be found on the color wheel, since they are neutralized. For example, yellow ochre is a shade of yellow with a hint of brown in it. So generally, add brown, the color of earth, into any other color and you will get an earth tone!

Style Guide

  Light Cool Green Walls Dark Cool Green Walls Light Warm Green Walls Dark Warm Green Walls
Light Cool Earth-toned Carpet Dull, minimal, simple, spacious Dull, high-contrast, balanced space Dull, minimal, simple, spacious, balanced High-contrast, exciting, natural, balanced
Dark Cool Earth-toned Carpet High-contrast, cool, relaxing, illusion of less space Crowded, too dark, comforting Sharp, high-contrast, balanced, natural Low-contrast, all-dark, Balanced, crowded
Light Warm Earth-toned Carpet Balanced, relaxing, slightly vibrant Sharp, high-contrast, balanced, elegant Cozy, simple, spacious, low-contrast High-contrast, comfortable, cozy, sunshine-like ambiance
Dark Warm Earth-toned 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

Earth-toned carpet will require proper cleaning!

Dust, dirt and stain can be very common on earth-toned carpets. They are very visible, so make sure to clean daily.

4. Green

Combine various hues of green for an ultra-soothing effect!

A classroom with floor covered in green carpet

What comes to your mind when you think of green? The grass, the leaves of plants and trees, or something else? Maybe you’re thinking of a green carpet? A green carpet makes an excellent choice to make the room look more alive and fresh. It also feels more welcoming as it mimics the irreplaceable beauty of nature.

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On the Color Wheel

Analogous color schemes are used to create a calm and soothing effect. when you pick a green-colored carpet that is different than the green shade of your walls, the color scheme you are creating is analogous. For instance, if you have dark green walls you can get a lime green or yellow-green carpet.

Style Guide

  Light Cool Green Walls Dark Cool Green Walls Light Warm Green Walls Dark Warm Green Walls
Light Cool Green Carpet Low contrast, spacious, cool, soothing High contrast, moderate space, cool, refreshing Low contrast, spacious, balanced, harmonious High contrast, moderate space, balanced, relaxing
Dark Cool Green Carpet High contrast, moderate space, cool, prosperous Low contrast, crowded, cool, peaceful High contrast, moderate space, balanced, balance Low contrast, crowded, balanced, easygoing
Light Warm Green Carpet Low contrast, spacious, balanced, serene High contrast, moderate space, balanced, relaxing Low contrast, spacious, warm, soothing High-contrast, moderate space, warm, soothing
Dark Warm Green Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, reassuring Low contrast, crowded, balanced, fresh High-contrast, moderate space, warm, inspirational Low-contrast, crowded, warm, harmonious

Carpet Care Guide

Dust may hide well in a green carpet!

A lot of dust may be invisible on a green carpet and that is both good and bad. It's good because it will look well most of the time, but it can be hard to tell when it needs cleaning.

5. White

A white carpet will add a heavenly touch to your green walls!

White reflects purity and simplicity. Green, no matter which shade, can overwhelm your room. By picking a white carpet, you will add a sense of modernity to your room and make it look more spacious.

On the Color Wheel

White is used to create tones of other colors. It does not appear on the color wheel, although you can create pastel shades of other colors by mixing white with them.

Style Guide

Carpet Care Guide

White is a nightmare when it comes to cleaning!

It doesn't matter if your white carpet is slightly muted, white is white. It will require a lot of cleaning, even if a few specks of dust are found on it.

6. Patterned

All patterns and stylised designs reveal the mysteries of nature!

Patterns have always been the number one choice. The best part about patterns is that there are just so many choices! You can go back in time and pick something cultural or you can go for a modern design like polka dots or stripes. The list is never-ending, truly.

A room with green walls and a patterned carpet

On the Color Wheel

Using the color wheel, you can select a base color for your particular patterned carpet.

Style Guide

Carpet Care Guide

Patterned carpets are easier to maintain!

Patterned designs hide dust, dirt and stains well but that doesn't mean you shouldn't clean them reguarly!

7. Black and White

Black and white are like the light and shadow: perfect contrast!

Black and white, two opposite colors. One light and one dark, bring them together and they’ll rule the world. Combining light and dark means creating a well-contrasted, well-balanced carpeted floor that your green walls will adore.

A black and white patterned carpet will also help you neutralize the overall grandeur of the green walls. Think of carpeting like zebra stripes, or zig-zag patterns? Depending upon the type of pattern, the look can be modern and luxurious or cultural and traditional.

A room with green walls and a black and white carpet.

On the Color Wheel

Black and white are two colors that are not on the color wheel. White is used for creating tones of other colors, whereas black is used to make shades.

Style Guide

Don’t sweat on the style. Any black and white patterned carpet will go well with your green walls!

Carpet Care Guide

Black and white patterns are cleaning-friendly.

Wrapping Up Your Carpet Choice for Green Walls

Green walls have a lot to offer, so your carpet choice will depend upon your personality. You don’t have to stick with a neutral carpet color. Even a range of patterns work well with green as it is the ultimate color of nature.

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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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