Colour makes up 80% of a buying decision for décor and home furnishings, impacting the look and design of room as well as providing atmosphere, comfort and well-being. Depending on colour choices, colour can sooth and colour can excite, so it’s an essential component of all home furnishings.
The largest home furnishing you can possibly own is a carpet, making it also one of the most important home furnishing purchases that can be made. As a result, carpet manufacturers have placed huge amounts of emphasis on the techniques used to produce a wide variety of carpet colours, as well as finishing techniques for producing stylish and dynamic designs. Manufacturers now need to produce the perfect combination between carpets that are aesthetically pleasing as well as being able to meet the rigorous functional demands placed on a carpet.
This course looks at the various methods of colouring a carpet at different stages in the development of the final product.
Ian Smith, CText FTI, is a Consultant in Business Development. His specialities are: Textile process optimisation, ‘Right-First-Time’ dyeing, Lab-to-bulk reproducibility, Dyehouse waste reduction and emerging markets.
He studied textile chemistry, textile engineering, colour management and dyehouse management, and is the Managing Director of Textile Consult Ltd.