Try sitting or lying down for a second and taking a look around the room. Have you ever noticed how much of an impact colour creates? After a while of living in the same place, you eventually get used to the colours. But one day you come home with a red and white rug, place it on the floor and it’s like your visual senses refresh. Something so small yet brand new can immediately redefine your entire living space. And really, all you did was buy a rug. Now let’s put it this way: all you have to do is buy a rug to dramatically change a room.
Is it really that simple? It can most definitely be. Even if all you’ve done is rearrange the same furniture you’ve had for years, it makes quite the difference. Now, the nice thing about adding a rug to your home is that it’s subtle. The difference isn’t too drastic and is easy on the eyes. The colours of the rug play a huge role as well. Both red and white have their own unique connotations.
Let’s tackle the colour red first. You can safely say that red is a very bold colour. It’s vivid and it really stands out. Red has its share of symbols or meanings, such as:
Its vibrance makes living spaces pop and stand out; a definite attention catcher. You could place rugs with this colour in areas you want to feel lively and upbeat, such as children’s bedrooms or the living room.
What does the colour white represent? And what happens when you put it alongside red?
White on the other hand is considered a neutral colour, along with black and grey. Neutral colours basically mesh well with any other colour. In fact, their neutrality helps emphasize its partner colours. But when you think of white on its own, it tends to associate with feelings like:
The colour white possesses clarity, you know? It’s a blank colour, yet this makes it open to all sorts of uses. You can pair it with just about any colour and still get fantastic results.
When you put two distinct colours together, you get a whole new meaning altogether. The white could accentuate the boldness of the red to create a powerful vibe but not as intimidating as red alone. Or how about this? The combination of white and red may be perceived as playful and fun to some. Either way, having a red and white rug in your home is sure to be eye-catching and vibrant. Why not experiment? Look for rugs with more red than white or white than red.
They may be two unique colours with unique meanings, but the variety of rug designs using these colours makes for a different visual experience every time. So don’t be afraid to give red and white rugs a try. If you don’t like them at first, give it a little time and you might even learn to love them!