Carpet choices. I Need a Color Experts help!
I need a color expert! We're replacing the carpet and I've looked at carpet samples at home in different lights, in different locations and took pictures with & without the flash trying to decide if one tone is better than another. I need some general rules of thumb or just plain...advice!
My two new family room leather chairs are a tan/camel color (and know I can't replace them anytime soon). My sofa is black leather. My adjacent room flooring is a gray/brown hardwood. I like this multi-flecked frieze carpet and having the hardest time deciding the best color tone. The trouble is the chair color vs. the carpet color. In some pictures I think the carpet sample looks a little pinkish, other pictures it matches up pretty good. There's three carpet samples that are so close my daughter & husband can't even see the difference! I'm seeing the difference but spending WAY too much time deciding which goes the best. Then I sway to a darker gray/brown color and it seems dingy/dirty the lighter colors look whitish tan! Here's a couple questions:
Do carpets look lighter or darker overall than the color sample when it's installed?
Are photo's better to get a sense of the color against say a chair vs. the naked eye?
If a color sample does not seem pinkish with the naked eye but some photos seems to suggest a tinge of it, which do you trust?
Is it better to choose a contrasting color to the chairs vs. a complimentary/monotone choice? If contrasting: Lighter or darker? On the tan/camel tones? Or grayish which I wish I could get?
Please help! Thanks!