Use a rug as an inspiration piece or as a color scheme starter is common advice. However, no one ever tells you how to do it. Closest you’ll get is “match the background color of the rug”.
But what if you don’t like that color? What if there isn’t suitable quality of inherent light to support said background color? What if?
This colorgraphical event, How to Pull Colors from a Rug, features a rug with a colorway that would prove challenging for many. It’s challenging because there are A LOT of different colors AND the background is a dark red. Again, what if you don’t want to paint the walls a dark red to match the background of the rug?
Which color can you choose?
How to Pull Colors from a Rug
I can answer that question with 48 colors. Even better, I’m going to teach YOU how to think color like I do. For this blog post, I swapped in a rug picture courtesy of NW Rugs.