Awash in color: Vibrant rugs that will lift spirits and elevate rooms

Summer has the Decor News Now team feeling energized and hopeful, so when we were reviewing rugs that you can see at summer markets, we were drawn to some of the brightest and boldest: cheerful florals, splashy abstracts, zippy stripes. The kind of rugs that can lift spirits and elevate rooms.


Several are suitable for use outdoors — where we all want to be when the weather is pretty and the days are long.

Alas, summer doesn’t last forever. Next week, we’ll showcase more muted rugs that can anchor a living space with subtle patterns and neutral hues.

The colors of dawn are spectacularly displayed in this abstract, modern rug, part of the Prismatic collection from Nourison in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. Shades of golden yellow, orange and burnt red appear to glow atop its blue ground, with carved accents that add a layer of dimension. A focal point of any room, it is handmade from a blend of New Zealand wool and silky Luxcelle. (Las Vegas, World Market Center C112)

Fuchsia is a cheery new colorway for Unique Loom’s Lexington Avenue rug, part of its licensed Jill Zarin Uptown collection. The rug is one of several new colors and styles that the Fort Mill, South Carolina-based company is adding to its line with the design maven and former star of “The Real Housewives of New York.” The 70% polypropylene and 30% polyester rug is available in 12 sizes and in rectangle, round, square and runner shapes. It also comes in navy, beige, turquoise, gray and light brown. (Las Vegas, World Market Center B424)

The Ellora collection from Dalton, Georgia-based Kaleen features muted jewel tones and transitional patterns. “Boasting a variety of styles with traditional feel and a modern flair, the Ellora collection will add that perfect touch to any space,” the company says. The 100% polyester rugs, open-backed and lightweight, are suitable for indoor or outdoor use. (Las Vegas, World Market Center, C407)

This bright, juicy striped rug from Annie Selke’s Dash & Albert brand will freshen up any living space. Shown here in a Watermelon colorway, it’s also available in Blue and Spring colorways. Part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts-based company’s Seed Stitch performance rug line, it is hand loomed in a flat weave from an eco-friendly polyester fiber made from recycled plastic bottles. The rug has a wool-like texture and is suitable for high-traffic areas in indoors or outdoors. (Atlanta Market, AmericasMart B1 15-A1)

Yayoi, shown here in red, is a new introduction from Habit by Tamarian. Part of the Baltimore-based company’s Seasons of collections, it is made in India of all natural-fibers. The rug represents “a new jacquard quality in all wool (that) bolsters the flat-woven selections alongside the various pile/textured pieces in the line,” according to the company. Available in standard sizes. (Atlanta Market, AmericasMart B1 14-E18)

KAS Rugs’ 2022 outdoor line includes boldly patterned florals in modern and traditional motifs. The easy-care rugs, part of its broader Calla collection, are machine made in Turkey of 100% polypropylene. Available in six sizes, including 7’10” round. KAS is based in Somerset, New Jersey. (Las Vegas, World Market Center B175)

This vivid rug in red and black with sand accents is part of the Beni Ourain collection of handmade Moroccan wool rugs from Berbers Market in West Palm Beach, Florida. The bold geometric pattern is inspired by symbols of the traditional Berber culture of the Atlas tribes. Each handmade, hand-knotted rug is unique. (JuniperMarket)

Recycled fabrics make this rug environmentally friendly. Hand dyeing makes it vibrant. Available from Vintage Addiction in Ontario, California, the 4′ x 6′ rugs also can be used as a throw or tablecloth. (Las Vegas Market, World Market Center, E1451 & C1063; JuniperMarket)  

This new rug from Houston-based Turkish Rug Co. features crisp shades of blue and white. The strong, grid pattern creates a bold focal point for more traditional interiors. (Las Vegas, World Market Center, E1667)

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