Persian rugs are a beautiful addition to any home and come in many different colors and styles. One popular option is the rust color, that is used in many Persian rugs. That color, which comes from the Madder root, is found as a primary color in many Heriz rugs. The color helps to add a warm and inviting feeling to any space. This type of rug is perfect for homes with neutral or earthy tones, as it will complement the hues perfectly.
What makes Rust Persian Rugs so dynamic is the subtle adjustments in the shades, from typical rust colors to a brighter rust-red, an earthier rust-brown, and a more dynamic rust-orange.
Rust is a unique color that can add warmth and richness to any space. When used in moderation, it can be the perfect accent color to add a touch of drama to a room.
Here are a few tips for using rust colors in your interior designs:
Use rust as an accent color: Rust works well as an accent color against neutrals like tan, white, grey and black. Try using it as a pop of color to draw attention to a specific area of the room.
Pair rust with natural materials: The combination of natural materials like wood and stone pair beautifully with rust colors. Try using it in a room with plenty of natural light for an inviting and warm feeling.
Layer rust with other colors: Rust works well when layered with other color. Try pairing it with gold for a luxurious look or green for a nature inspired look.
Create a cohesive color scheme by incorporating it as an accent color throughout the space, try it in pillows, vases, and rugs.
Experiment with different shades of rust. From deep brick shades to more muted terracotta, there are many ways that you can use this color.
What makes rust stand out as a color is its functionality as both a warm shade and a neutral one. That means Rust Persian Rugs can fit more easily into existing design schemes when you want to emphasize its neutrality, while it can also anchor a room with other bolder colors that play into its warmer side.
Its gentle fusing of red, orange and brown help give rooms an earthier tone, playing nicely with tans and greens. That grounding effect can have its most welcome results when integrated into bedrooms and studies, giving you a cozy space, a space for recharging, for quiet talks, and for contemplation.
Color Schemes for Using Rust
Rust and Forest Green
Rust has a red undertone which makes it a complimentary color for green. The colors are located on the opposite side of a color wheel which makes them a visually appealing combination. In this image you can see a rust rug placed in a kitchen with forest green cabinetry, to get this look you can try something like the Mehraban 2’7 x 12’7.
Rust and White
White provides the perfect blank canvas for you to experiment with any color you like, which makes it a great base to experiment with rust tones.
In this image the rug helps to tie together the other rust accent colors throughout the space. It is complimented by the warmth of wood accents giving it an inviting feeling. To get this look bring a large rug under your living room like this Heriz 8’2″ X 11’4″.
Rust and Blue
Because rust and blue are opposites on the color wheel it makes them the perfect pairing. You can incorporate a variety of shades of blue, to even blue-green shades. Making it easy to mix and match colors to create a vibrant space. This rug Kilim 3’ x 4’11” is a great option for muted rust tones similar to the one in this living room.
What Styles Work Well with Rust Colors
Rust is a very versatile color that can be incorporated into many different design styles. Whether your home is modern Scandinavian, mid-century modern, eclectic, transitional or traditional rust tones can help to provide your space with rich and luxurious character.
Rust has quickly become one of the most popular colors in recent years and continues to grow in popularity. Once thought of as a retro-shade, people are now becoming more interested in incorporating the richness that rust brings to a space.
This comes with the trend of earthy neutrals, symbolizing a strong connection to nature, and sustainable living.
Styles of Rugs that Incorporate Rust Colors
While many rug styles can feature rust colors, two of the most popular types that often feature rust tones are Heriz Rugs and Kazak Azari Rugs.
Heriz rugs originate from the city of Heriz in Northwestern Iran. They are typically characterized by bold geometric patterns and rich and earthy colors. The most common design in traditional
Heriz rugs have a large central lobed medallion with pendants place on a rust or brick field with corner spandrels and a blue border.
Kazak Azari rugs, on the other hand, are made in Pakistan workshops and inspired by designs of Kazak regions of Azerbaijan. These rugs often feature more muted colors and patterns as well as high quality wool pile.
Whether you prefer the boldness of Heriz rugs or the subtlety of Kazak Azari rugs, rust-colored Persian and Oriental rugs are a great way to add a touch of elegance to any home. The rich color makes them desirable by collectors and interior designers alike.
You can check out our full collection of Rust colored rugs here!
Many styles of Persian rugs can incorporate rust tones through their intricate patterns and detail work. Whether the style uses rust as the primary field color in the design or as an accent color within the design it can help to create a warm and attractive look within a space.
How is Rust Color Dye Made
The root of the madder plant has been used to make red dyes for many styles of Persian rugs for thousands of years. Its ability to maintain its color and make a variety of shades including rust has made it popular in rug making!
To use dyes such as madder, the wool needs to first be soaked in a hot solution of potassium aluminium sulphate or iron sulphate. This is the mordant, which is what bonds to the wool and helps to color to bond. The type of mordant that is used will help to create the color of the final product. Other factors used to control the color are the hardness of the water, amount of mordant used, soaking time, and the addition of other additives.
There are up to 40 different natural products that can be used to create red/rust dyes. This can range from Brazil-wood, cochineal, buck-thorn bark, and safflower.