Carpet designs have never been more exciting for modern commercial spaces. Whether your commercial project relates to hospitality, education, office environments or marine, a modern commercial carpet design is able to both tell a brand’s story and create a comfortable space where people want to go. A plethora of design elements - colours, patterns and textures - are available to fit all commercial carpet design ideas.
Let’s walk through some design elements in the world of commercial carpet designs.
Several colours are on trend right now in carpet design. These range from the bright, bold colour palettes to the cool, subdued blues and everything grey.
Gone are the days of flooring as a neutral backdrop to the rest of a space. Making beautiful, bold statements have moved into commercial carpet design. See, for example, the custom designed carpet of the lavish interiors of Brønnums Hus Office Club in Copenhagen.
For those who consider the big splash of colour too strong, the serene and soothing colour of blue has found a place in commercial carpet trends. It adds a dash of colour, while not confining a space to one design concept. Look at the effect of the smokey blue carpet used in the Chateau de Fillerval, an 18th century French castle.
And then there’s the grey. From light grey to dark grey, a grey carpet sets the tone of a cool, contemporary space. It is one of the new neutral colours that can be used with virtually any colour in a commercial project. See, for example, the University of Copenhagen’s use of neutral grey to create a visually calm and cozy atmosphere.
One of the biggest trends in commercial carpet design is modern patterned carpet. Let’s step right into these.
Geometric patterns feature big in commercial carpet trends, as years of minimalist interiors give way to triangles, circles, rectangles, cubes, cylinders and 3-dimensional grids. This is particularly so in carpet tiles, spurred on by the greater number of shapes now available, such as different sized squares, planks and hexagons.
As with the geometric patterned carpets, floral carpet designs are back. Bold florals and paisleys based on traditional textile and wallpaper designs or classical artworks create highly decorative interiors with a feel of a new opulence.
Using carpet tiles and their layout to create shapes and designs is especially popular for commercial projects. Carpet tiles, available in both squares and planks, can be installed in numerous configurations to create different effects. A mixture of sizes, colours, patterns and collections, can indicate quiet or activity zones, meeting points and even promote social distancing.
More and more commercial projects are embracing the trend of biophilic carpet designs, which bring natural elements to indoor environments to reduce stress and increase productivity.
Commercial carpet designs can now be seen mimicking forests, deserts, oceans, foliage, rocks and seasonal colours in delicate details, random patterns or rustic textures. For an example of using biophilic design to inspire innovation in a workspace, check out the Google Campus in Dublin.
With custom design carpet, it’s now possible to go beyond corporate colours and company logos in commercial settings. A custom carpet can allude to a brand’s products or values in the carpet design. For a prime example, read about the custom designed carpet created for the University Museum of Bergen, Norway, to entice and surprise its visitors.
Commercial carpet designs also make great use of different textures. Plush and luxurious carpets, for example, are an important element in creating lavish interiors for high end hotels and restaurants, opulent bars and even some workplaces. Textured carpet can create interesting patterns and designs. Ribbed carpets, too, are a commercial carpet trend that give a sleek, clean and modern look.
Commercial carpet designs are reflecting a rising trend in more decorative interiors, with an emphasis on jewel colours, luxurious textiles and multiple patterns. Whether it’s a plush carpet for a prestigious art gallery, a simple and economic tile for a casual retail space or a quality custom design reflecting the story of a particular project, there are many commercial carpet design possibilities that are able to create sleek and inviting environments.
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