Beige and ivory rugs are the most popular neutrals for decor. These light colors naturally make any room look larger, and are a great way to brighten up small or dark spaces. They project an image of wealth and power because they are hard to keep clean without attention to detail.
Very rarely do rugmakers use pure white materials because they dirty so easily. Designers commonly turn to beiges and creams to provide a base for other designs. Consider the materials when choosing a rug for your needs: synthetics will keep their color the best, but wool rugs can't be beat in durability and stain resistance. With the current trends like Scandinavian designs, mixing neutrals and layering their textures has seen increased popularity.