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The 20 Best Neutral Rugs

Neutral colors have saturated many interior design styles over the past few years, and it’s easy to see why. Neutral greys, browns, and whites are easy to work with, pair well with other colors, and are great at establishing a room’s tone. These colors are often used in key areas like paint, furniture, decor, and rugs. Neutral rugs can serve as an ideal base to any room, since it allows you more freedom to add in color in other areas or maintain a calming neutral color palette. When you’re looking for the best neutral rug, it’s key to consider the tone you want to set, how the rug will reinforce the room’s color palette, and how it can adapt as you decorate and redecorate your home. For guidance in finding the rug that’s right for you, look at twenty of our top neutral rugs.

Zuma - ZUM-05 Area Rug by Amber Lewis x Loloi

Though this rug is primarily a distressed, neutral color palette, hints of blue peek through to add extra dimension and warmth to the beiges and grays. The timeless design and classic shapes within this rug’s pattern make it a perfect addition for spaces that want to be both homey and classy.

Pros:

  • Plush
  • Stain Resistant and Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Rugs Made Free of Harmful Substances
  • Versatile Design and Colors

Cons

  • Some Sizes Do Not Come With Fringe
  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Such a great look for my kitchen. Looks well worn in but still plush. Hints of blue within the neutral pallete of the overall rug color is exactly the look I was hoping for” -Jonina S.

Ziva - ZV-01 Area Rug by Loloi II Rugs

Though at a distance this rug may appear to be abstract shapes and random flecks of color, a closer look reveals a hand-tufted design that uses contemporary geometric shapes to compose the rug’s design. With its warm traditional color palette and modern design, Ziva - ZV-01 is ideal for transitional and modern spaces.

Pros:

  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Long Lasting and Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Pile
  • Transitional Style

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Beautiful. Soft, thick and lovely subdued overall appearance. I really love that it had no strong, pungent, chemical odor - it was perfectly ready to go!” -Cynthia W.

Polly - POL-05 Area Rug by Chris Loves Julia x Loloi

Polly - POL-05 is a favorite neutral rug because of how simple it is in theory and how bold its style is. The simple grid pattern combined with neutral colors and a textured weave adds enough visual interest to make this neutral rug anything but boring.

Pros: 

  • Top Rated
  • Soft, Comfortable, and Plush
  • GoodWeave Certified
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved

Cons:

  • Too Modern for Traditional Spaces

From a Customer

“I am surprised by the thickness and the quality of this rug. It's thick so I don't even need a rug pad under and it lays flat. I was little hesitant to buy it at first because I wasn't sure how soft it would be since the material had lot of jute in it, but it feels good under bare feet. Kids run around barefoot all the time and so we wanted something that felt good under our feet. Pretty happy with it!” - Ji Y.

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Teagan - TEA-03 Area Rug by Loloi II Rugs

This rug from Loloi II Rugs’ Teagan collection showcases the full potential of a neutral color palette. By using so many different tones of grey, ivory, and sand, this rug is able to expand your room’s color palette and use all the colors to make a beautifully ornate, vintage pattern.

Pros:

  • Top Rated
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Resilient and Durable
  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Great Quality

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“This rug is the perfect combo of gray and ivory. Depending on the amount of light in your room it will look lighter or darker gray. In either case the colors are beautiful. I ordered a 8’ x 10’ and it is the perfect size under my dining table. Ordering online I was worried about the quality but it is very soft and looks really nice in my home.” -Lisa B.

Karavia - 2160X Area Rug by Oriental Weavers

As one of our top neutral rugs, Karavia -2160X features a simple minimalist design in a sandy color scheme. Because of the simplicity of the color and design, this rug is versatile enough to work in spaces that are traditional, modern, or anywhere in between.

Pros

  • Top Rated
  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Indoor/Outdoor Rug
  • Versatile Design/Colors

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“This rug is the perfect combo of gray and ivory. Depending on the amount of light in your room it will look lighter or darker gray. In either case the colors are beautiful. I ordered a 8’ x 10’ and it is the perfect size under my dining table. Ordering online I was worried about the quality but it is very soft and looks really nice in my home.” -Jill B.

Tibetan - TBT-2308 Area Rug by Surya

The cool, calming colors of this rug from Surya blend naturally with the imperfect stripes to create an exquisite contemporary rug. With its main tones of khaki, taupe, medium grey, and ivory, this rug has plenty of colors to connect to your room’s color scheme and set the proper tone.

Pros:

  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Medium Pile
  • Durable
  • Many Sizes and Shapes

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“We love this rug. Perfect for rooms with beige and gray decor.” -Barbara C.

Maison - Bough (MAO-02) Area Rug by Rifle Paper Co. x Loloi

Featuring natural fern fronds and tree of life motifs throughout its design, Bough (MAO-02) is a tasteful yet youthful way to incorporate a natural theme into your room. The light color palette and beautiful botanical artwork featured in this rug can elevate the tone of any room it’s added to and subtly reinforce any existing theming.

Pros:

  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Stain and Wear Resistant
  • No Shedding
  • Flat Weave
  • Classic and Youthful Design

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“If you are looking for the perfect neutral rug that doesn’t break the bank, THIS IS IT! I probably looked everywhere for a neutral living room rug…and I am so glad I got this one for our new home. You won’t regret it! It’s the perfect color and I love the design.” -Lacy B.

Madelyn - 30082 Area Rug by Surya

In stark contrast to more traditional neutral rugs, Madelyn 30082 features sharp color blocking and distinct lines between colors. Moody colors paired with softer neutral tones enable this rug to be dramatic and soothing at the same time.

Pros:

  • Hand Tufted Quality
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Soft and Cozy

Cons:

  • Too Modern for Traditional Homes

From a Customer

“I purchased this in an 8x8 round for under my round dining table and it’s beautiful! Colors are soft and accurate and the pile is soft and perfect. It came very quickly in perfect condition! Rugs Direct delivered again!!” -Joyette H.

Giana Area Rug by Loloi Rugs

With six different neutral color options, Giana is a perfectly simple rug that features a small modern grid pattern crafted of natural wool fibers. This eco-friendly rug is stylish enough and practical enough for any contemporary home.

Pros:

  • Thick
  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable Wool
  • Kid Friendly
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Only Available in Rectangular Shapes

From a Customer

“The rug is stunning in person! It has a great thickness to it.” -Shannon K.

Prescott - PRE-02 Area Rug by Loloi Rugs

An eye-catching design and texture make this rug a marvelous focal point for contemporary homes. The tone on tone geometric patterns and high-low piling create visual and literal dimension to this rug that compliments minimalist, modern spaces.

Pros:

  • Appealing Texture
  • Durable and Long Lasting
  • Kid Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Hand Hooked Construction

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Completes our room. Very happy with our choice.” -Lauren G.

Transcend - Glacier Area Rug by Jaipur Living

Clearly inspired by natural glaciers and mountain scenery, this rug from Jaipur Living uses marbling and abstract color blocking to create a modern statement that still harkens back to the great outdoors. Plus, with three color options, Glacier can easily fit into multiple color palettes and styles.

Pros:

  • Soft and Comfortable Texture
  • Plush
  • Hand Tufted Quality
  • Medium Pile
  • Many Size Options

Cons:

  • Too Modern for Traditional Homes

From a Customer

“Good quality rugs, money well spent, it looks very pretty at my living area. Also, the shipping was fast, strong packing showed the seller is care. Thank you” -Grace J.

Sundar - Melora Area Rug by Jaipur Living

Although the simple design and color palette of this rug are enough to make it a great neutral option, this rug also boasts a high-low carved pile and a subtle sheen in the fibers to add further dimension and physical comfort. Truly there is more to this rug than meets the eye.

Pros:

  • High-Low Textures
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Easy to Clean

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Alie - ALE-03 Area Rug by Amber Lewis x Loloi

Combining fine vintage distressing with a simple striped design allows ALE-03 to be a perfect blend between vintage and contemporary styles. Beneath the surface, there is a vintage design within the rug that further compliments the blending of these two styles seamlessly.

Pros:

  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Free of Harmful Substances
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable and Easy to Maintain
  • Perfect for Blending Styles

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Chris - CHR-02 Area Rug by Chris Loves Julia x Loloi

Chris - CHR-02 shows that although stripes are a popular pattern, there are plenty of unique ways to show them in a design. The varying locations, colors, and thicknesses of the lines allows this rug to shine in contemporary homes without stealing the spotlight from other decor and furniture.

Pros:

  • Soft Colors and Texture
  • Resilient and Durable
  • Hand Tufted Construction
  • GoodWeave Certified
  • Kid and Pet Friendly

Cons:

  • Too Modern for Traditional Spaces

From a Customer

“The colors are soft and so many tones that you can easily combine the rug with so many colors. Great quality and there has been no shedding at all” -Adriana M.

Avant Garde - 27394 Area Rug by Surya

The classic detailing and calming use of color allows Avante Garde 27394 to shine as a staple of traditional style. However, the timeless design and color palette used in this rug makes it extremely versatile and ready for homes that are modern or traditional.

Pros:

  • High Traffic Approved
  • Durable
  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly

Cons:

  • Not All Sizes Come With Fringe
  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Beautiful subtle design with neutral colors. Replaced a wool rug that would not quit shedding. Super soft and durable! So happy with this purchase.” -Lisa C.

Simba - SIM-3 Area Rug by Momeni

The textural browns and radiant copper colors mixed throughout this geometric pattern create a look fitting for contemporary homes. However, this rug’s simple design and bold execution makes it versatile enough to work in homes that feature styles that are tribal, global, or mid century modern as well.

Pros:

  • Dense, Plush Pile
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Hand Tufted Quality
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Versatile Style

Cons:

  • One Color Option
  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Andes - AND-10 Area Rug by Momeni

The cozy weave and diamond patterns of this rug harken back to log cabins and warm fires in the dead of winter. Pair this rug with other calming colors and textures to create a very warm and welcoming vibe in your home.

Pros:

  • Plush and Comfortable
  • Hand Woven Quality
  • Durable
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Soft and Resilient

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Blake - BLA-04 Area Rug by Angela Rose x Loloi

Classic, intricate details make up this rug’s pattern through motifs inspired by classic heirloom textiles. With its combination of neutral tones and denim, this rug allows you to incorporate many shapes and colors to connect your room together stylistically.

Pros:

  • Easy to Maintain
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Classic Design

Cons:

  • Not All Sizes Come With Fringe

From a Customer

“Best rug!!!” -Delia R.

Andorra - 9818G Area Rug by Oriental Weavers

Rugs that use lighter whites and beiges as their background color can really feel light and airy. However, combine that with an ornate oriental pattern and you have a rug that is both airy and sophisticated. That’s exactly why we love this neutral rug from Oriental Weavers.

Pros:

  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Easy to Clean and Maintain
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Elegant Design

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Rugs direct delivered a great experience. Quality of rug just as listed and service was outstanding. Will highly recommend to family and friends.” -Thomas A.

Celestial - CES-02 Area Rug by Nourison

With over 400 reviews, Celestial CES-02 is an absolute favorite. Its use of abstract design, color blocking, and neutral colors enables this rug to be a warm addition to modern homes.

Pros:

  • Top Rated
  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Stain Resistant
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Too Modern for Traditional Styles

From a Customer

“We just bought this area rug (5'3" x 7'3") for our small library to replace an old, cheap rug. The colors are stunning, and the rug is perfect in this space (and as you can see from the picture, our cat approves too, in fact she's obsessed with the new rug). The quality is pretty amazing considering the very affordable price. I'm looking forward to buying more Nourison area rugs for other rooms and highly recommend the brand and the Celestial Collection!!” -K V.

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There are many reasons to consider adding a neutral rug to your room. These rugs are available in many designs, color palettes, and styles, which means that you can find a rug to perfectly compliment your personal style and reinforce your room’s color scheme. Through seeing twenty of our favorite neutral rugs, hopefully you can see that the possibilities with neutral colored rugs truly are endless.

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