Charcoal grey is a modern color that’s popping up all over the world of interior decor. It’s bolder than many shades of grey, less dramatic than black, and more modern than classic neutrals like beige. And the best part? Charcoal area rugs can work with almost any home.
We hope you’ll enjoy our extensive collection of charcoal area rugs from top designers such as Surya, Nourison, Safavieh, Loloi Rugs, and more. With so many styles, sizes, and color combinations to choose from, there’s something for everyone.
Despite the intense color, decorating with charcoal area rugs makes it easy to create a trendy aesthetic. When you use a charcoal rug in your space, the rule of thumb is to include plenty of white in the palette. Whites will provide contrast and highlights, making the space feel brighter and avoiding a charcoal overload.
When you choose your charcoal grey rug, pick a tone of grey that matches the color palette in the room. For example, if the room has warm colors like pink, yellow, orange, brown, or tan, a warm-toned charcoal will work best. And you’ll want a cool-toned charcoal color for a cool with cool colors like blue, purple, or green. The most versatile charcoal rug is free of noticeable undertones, as it can work with both cool and warm palettes.
Below, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite ways to use charcoal area rugs around the home:
A charcoal chevron rug in the living room can give it a striking, mature appeal. Chevron patterns are classic and allow you to pair a contrast or accent color with the charcoal tone, livening it up a bit. If your living room is on the smaller side, consider a charcoal round rug to create the optical illusion of spaciousness.
Using a charcoal runner rug in your hallway can ground and anchor the surrounding accents and furniture. It's crucial to select a pattern or style that matches your home's theme when picking hallway rugs because they visually and physically connect the rooms of your residence.
If your bedroom is protected from most shoe traffic, try a charcoal shag rug to make the space feel cozier. Today's shag rugs are easy to care for, soft, and fashionable. And if you're not a fan of shag, any charcoal rug with a thick pile will have a similar effect, especially if you choose a soft material.
Placing a charcoal outdoor rug at the center of your patio seating area can make it feel more inviting and relaxing. Charcoal is an excellent outdoor color because it goes well with natural palettes and most patio furniture. You can also use an outdoor rug in any busy interior space, such as the living room or kitchen.
Before you pick between your favorite charcoal area rugs, we recommend looking at the tips below to help avoid common buyer’s mistakes:
Measure Carefully: Use placement guides and precise measurements of your space to ensure you pick the right dimensions for your rug. Guessing the correct size leads to costly blunders.
Consider Durability: Look for construction methods and materials that you’ll be able to keep clean in your home. Busier spaces call for higher durability, as do homes with shoe traffic.
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