During a home renovation or a refresh of your interiors, the first part usually starts with getting the walls painted. Starting with the walls creates the bare foundations, and helps to guide your interiors.
The next natural step in the interior design process is to select your flooring, or carpet.
If you’re at this stage, it’s time to explore one of the popular Dulux colours, Egyptian Cotton paint, the best colour pairings for this paint, and what colour carpet goes with Egyptian Cotton walls.
What Colour Is Egyptian Cotton?
Egyptian Cotton from Dulux is described as a warm neutral and is an incredibly versatile colour to work with. Its warm undertones makes it a perfect neutral that works with a multitude of colours.
The colour can look completely different in different lights, it has been classed as a greige, sage green, mushroom and beige colour.
The fact is, colours DO look different in different lights. This is due to natural light levels, and the level of CRI (colour rendering index) that the bulbs in your lighting have.
A low or poor CRI level doesn’t allow you to see the full clarity of objects and colours.
The best thing to do when experimenting with Egyptian Cotton paint is to first buy a tester pot of the colour. Put it on pieces of paper and hold up in different rooms during different times of the day to see how the colour performs in your home.
What Colours Go Well With Egyptian Cotton?
Egyptian Cotton has warm, yellow undertones which means that it pairs well with other tonal combinations.
Both butter biscuit and honey mustard are gorgeous, yellow shades that work in harmony with Egyptian cotton.
These colours could be incorporated into a room with zonal sections, painted furniture, or they could be the subject in another room.
As the undertones of the shades are all similar, having separate rooms painted in these individually will still help to tie the room together.
As it’s such a highly versatile neutral colour, it also goes well with other neutral shades including Ancient Artefact and Burnished Brass.
These colour combinations are perfect for a minimal or modern style decor scheme. Burnished brass adds a lovely warmth to a colour scheme whilst Ancient Artefact helps to ground it and define the space. This shade could work effectively on doors, skirting and architraves to add definition to the room.
The colour can work equally well with a bold burst of colour to really lift, and liven the space. Sugared Lilac and Deep Aubergine are the designers choice for Egyptian Cotton.
These purple tone shades lift the neutral shade and could be worked into a room with zoning, doors or upcycled furniture.
What Colour Carpet Goes With Egyptian Cotton Walls?
Beige carpet will forever be one of the most versatile carpet choices in my opinion.
Where Egyptian Cotton is also a similar neutral it won’t clash, but you will need to bring colour in through your decor accessories and furnitures to avoid the room feeling flat.
If you’re going for a modern look, adding in a few defining accents of black will really create a striking look whilst adding depth to the room.
Beige carpet is not not the most forgiving carpet colour and is not ideal for heavy traffic households, children or those with pets. Opting for a beige carpet which is not wool based is the best choice as this means they can usually be cleaned, but always check with your carpet supplier before purchasing.
Due to the greige undertones of the paint, grey carpet can tie in nicely with the colour.
However, it’s worth remembering that you will always be ruled by grey carpet. Whilst it is a neutral, far less colours work with grey than beige which is a bare foundation to build on.
As there are grey undertones in Egyptian cotton the two tie together well. Like beige carpet, you’re going to want to add in some defining tones such as black or charcoal to add depth to the space.
If you’re creating a modern looking interior decor scheme, then black carpet could be a perfect choice.
This colour is NOT for the faint hearted, remember you’re going to be living with this for the foreseeable. It’s not a cheap mistake to make!
It is not a popular carpet colour for the home, but it can look luxurious and sophisticated with the right styling. It’s also perfect for busy households and much more forgiving than beige carpet.
For a living room, I’d almost always ensure that you add an area rug to define the space and to avoid the look that the furniture is floating. This will break up the monotony of the black too.
Earthy Green Carpet
I’m not talking fluorescent green. Earthy green and olive green are a great pairing on the floor for Egyptian Cotton as it’s a neutral, earthy shade.
Like black, it’s not a popular shade for a home.
If you’re looking to sell your home within quick succession, it’s always worth thinking about what appeals to others rather than yourself. It may be a brand new carpet, but if they hate the colour it could be a deal breaker.
Having said that, an earthy green carpet can transform the right space, and with the right decorative accessories and accent colours you could create a gorgeous, modern farmhouse style interior look.
What Colour Curtains Go With Egyptian Cotton Walls?
Egyptian cotton is a really versatile shade for the home and it pairs well with a range of different coloured curtains. Opt for white voile curtains for a floaty, feminine feel, go for earthy neutrals such as olive green, sage green and beige, or opt for something more defining such as navy blue and grey.
Egyptian Cotton paint is a fabulous neutral colour from Dulux that is highly versatile and well suited to a wide range of decor schemes.
To help you find the best colour matches and colour carpet colour, use the undertones of the colour as a guide and think about what other colours you might want to introduce with your furniture and decor accessories to create a good flow in your interiors.
Before You Go…
If you’re looking to use Egyptian Cotton in your living room you might be itching to see what it actually looks like in a real life setting. That’s why I scoured Instagram and found a range of different living rooms using Egyptian Cotton in different ways to show you what you can do with this beautiful shade…