Back in the days when carpet color and pattern choices were more limited, designers would most often treat carpeting as merely a neutral background for room furnishings. Now, with numerous textures, patterns, and colors available to designers and consumers today, carpet is evolving into a dominant design feature and in some cases, even the focal point of a room.
Sure, many homeowners still opt for neutral berbers. But unlike the plain berbers of the early 1900s, the berbers you’ll find in the Dabbieri Collection, as well as in other collections, today feature much more texture and pattern. Contemporary berbers offer more visual interest with more extreme differences in pile cut and thicker, deeper loop textures. This variation in height and sculptured effects offers a bolder look.
The trend in neutral carpet favors incorporation of these new design possibilities – more texture, some pattern, and even flecks of color adding interest to basic backgrounds. Flecks of color are now appearing against tan, beige, and cream backgrounds as well as in the ‘new neutrals’ of soft greens, pale yellows, and shades of blue. Color sprinkled against a neutral background adds interest and dimension while it helps mask spots and spills.
Check out the Dabbieri Collection today and see all the ‘new neutrals’ firsthand.