Best Colors For Shag Rugs

Hussey Moroccan Shaggy from Expo Lux by NuLoom

Shag rugs have been back for a while since exploding onto the design scene in the sixties. While shags have been around for centuries, the rug became a statement piece in the mid-century, becoming synonymous with a generation that favored a more unconventional approach to interior design. Shag rugs featuring bold colors and a thick, fuzzy feel looked fab with bead curtains and lava lamps and were a direct contrast to the traditional decorating norms of the past.

After falling out of favor, the shag made a strong comeback and seems to be here to stay. Today’s shag rugs are decidedly different from mid-century modern shags. Of course, shags still feature the warm cozy touch that comes from a higher pile, but the new shag can be found in a multitude of styles and materials. Shag rugs can be fashioned from wool, polypropylene, polyester, acrylic and even leather. Shags tend to be more popular for bedrooms and living rooms since they are decidedly welcoming to the touch, but a shag rug can certainly be utilized in other areas of the home including bathrooms and mudrooms. The material of the shag plays a part in the location with higher piles not being a good choice for high traffic areas.

The color is the fun part. So, let’s take a look at the sizzling shags that make the list for this year’s best in-vogue hues for shag rugs.


Alvera Easy Shag from Easy Shag by NuLoom

Finding the ideal color shag can be maddening at times because there are so many colors to choose from. Blue shag rugs come in many different shades and are considered one of the fashion-forward rug colors for 2019. If you’re looking to make a statement, a cobalt blue makes a chic addition to a master or guest bedroom. Its alluring feel along with the striking color will become a signature piece in a bedroom showcasing quieter colors.

Navy shags are another great pick that easily fit into many living and bedroom decors. Another option is a pattern showcasing blue like the slate blue and ivory shag from the Hudson Shag collection or a vintage shag in dark blue and mustard.


SG240B from Shag 200 by Safavieh

Going green is pretty popular these days and not just when it comes to the environment. Green shag rugs are still in this year as far as rugs are concerned and like blue there are many shades to choose from including forest, emerald, army, sea and more.

A green shag makes for a fashion-forward accent in a living room, bedroom or dining room. Remember dark greens will make a room look smaller. If the walls and furniture are already dark, opt for a lighter shade of green such as this mist cozy shag rug. The light sage from Laguna Shag is another stylish pick for a room craving a light green influx of shag.


Nieves Moroccan DIamond Tassel Rug from Diana by NuLoom

A neutral color nestled between brown and gray, taupe is another shag color that is in for 2019. The popular color is infused into a lot of interior design areas including rugs. Since taupe is considered a warm color, it pairs quite well with other warm colors like yellow, pink and gold.

A solid taupe shag or a fun patterned taupe shag will anchor a seating area in the living room or warm the toes in a master bedroom. Unlike some colors, taupe is extremely versatile, meaning it can be a successful flooring accent to cooler palettes. Mint green and darker blues look stellar with taupe.


SGX160E from Luxe Shag by Safavieh

Named after a region of France, Burgundy is a deeper red with an influx of purple. Unlike taupe, burgundy is a power color that instantly draws the eye. Burgundy shag rugs will be all the rage in 2019.

A burgundy shag goes best with beige, white and paler blues. Avoid partnering a burgundy rug with greens, purples, and reds to avoid clashing issues. The Splendor by Rizzy is an extremely inviting shag that will look simply fabulous in a bedroom. Toes will especially love the soft, luxurious feel when they hit the floor on those cold mornings.


Hussey Moroccan Shaggy from Expo Lux by NuLoom

The multicolor shag is always an attention-getter regardless of the setting. Multicolor shag rugs are a wonderful alternative to deciding on a one color area rug. As long as the hues in a multicolor shag match one or two of the accessories in the room it will work.

Remember, shags require a bit more TLC than average area rugs and aren’t the best choice for high traffic areas especially in homes with pets and children. A multicolor shag is a playful addition to a room and is an excellent pick for a bedroom.

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