As a general rule, the only thing you have to match is the undertones (secondary colors) of a wood floor. For example, if you have a wood floor with cooler undertones such as ash gray or slate blue, a dark green or blue carpet would work well. On the other hand, if your carpet floors are a warmer color, a warm orange or red shade might look pretty odd and chaotic.
These days it's not unusual to have more open layouts with either the living and dining rooms being separated not by walls, but only a tiny transitional space. It might be completely open, with one large room that includes both the living and dining space. Maybe you want to layer the rug over a hardwood floor; done correctly, that can make a stunning design statement.
Decorating tips on making them work well together
It's really all about balance, so think about the room tone you wish you set, and that can also include color saturation, contrast, and sometimes even texture. For example, light colors create a sense of airiness. If your wood floors are blond, you might want to warm it up a bit with a deep green or brown carpet in an adjourning room. Alternatively, if you're going to create drama, think about contrasting it with a bold red or orange, or if you have dark floors, you might want to lift the mood a bit with a lighter color carpet.
About color wheels
This would be a good time to invest in a small color wheel. A color wheel is an abstract illustration that shows how colors relate to each other. You'll see various shades of the same color; for instance, green can have both cool and warm tones. A color wheel will help you see how different colors work together, and you'll get a better understanding of space and balance. You can get them in any hardware or home improvement store for around $20
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