How a Teal Kitchen Rug can Highlight your Room Decor
A teal kitchen rug can highlight your room’s decor by either adding in a new color to your color scheme that complements your existing decor, or it can be yet another shade of your overarching color and tie the entire space together.
Decorating with a Teal Kitchen Rug
When working with a teal kitchen area rug or runner, it’s key to remember that teal rugs come in a variety of shades, patterns, styles, and sizes, and that you’re not stuck with a particular style when you choose to decorate with a teal rug. The shades of teal in your rug and decor don’t have to match exactly either; as long as they convey the same tone and mood, that is what ties the space together. You also can have decor that isn’t teal, but be sure those colors and the depth of those colors compliment the teal. Popular colors to pair with teal include gray, white, brown, red, and yellow.
Choosing which Teal Kitchen Rug is Right for You
There are a few broad areas to consider when it comes to choosing your teal area rug.
Position: First, you need to consider the room you’re using the rug in, and how you’ll position it with the furnishings. In your kitchen, there are several ways that you can stylize with a teal kitchen rug. Runners are especially common stationed between a kitchen island and a sink, or simply in front of the sink. They can also work well stationed from the entry doorway into the room as a welcoming path to all who enter the space. Aside from runners, you can use area rugs centered in the middle of the kitchen, or you can use smaller 2x3 rugs in front of areas where you stand still a lot, such as the stove and sink.
Size: When adding a rug to a space, it’s important to not choose a rug that’s too small or a rug that’s too big. For example, when using a kitchen area rug in the center of the kitchen, you want to choose a rug that fills the space, but isn’t tightly pressed against the cabinetry or rolling at the edges. However, you also don’t want to place a 2x3 in the center of the room and call it a day. Runners can also come in a variety of sizes, so do your measurements to see what size works best in your kitchen.
Shape:Rectangular and round rugs are the most common types of rugs, but they’re not the only options. If you’re looking to create a more modern or eclectic style in your kitchen, check out rugs that have different shapes to them. Otherwise, narrow it down between rectangular and round. Rectangular is classic and standard for many kitchens, but if you have a small dining area in your kitchen, a round rug may help soften the area by adding in gentle curves.
Pattern: There are so many different patterns and designs available for rugs, and you can find a teal kitchen rug that fits whatever style you’re trying to create in your kitchen. Oriental, Persian, and floral patterns work well when you’re trying to create a more elevated kitchen design, while geometric shapes and lines often fit well with modern designs. However, shapes and lines can also fit with popular styles like farmhouse, boho, and coastal design. The pattern may help establish the style, but there’s one more component that drastically impacts the room’s style.
Shades/Pairings: The shade of teal that your rug highlights has a large impact on the room’s mood and style, and so do the other colors of the rug. Muted, distressed teals work well with vintage, farmhouse, and coastal styles. Brighter hues can establish a more cheerful space and fit well with modern style, since modern kitchens can sometimes have very basic color schemes. Once again, there are so many options out there, that you’re bound to find a teal kitchen area rug that fits your needs in all these key areas.
Ideas and Advice
Check out our latest how to's + design tips to find the perfect rug for your space.