Will certain carpet colors fade faster than others? Will certain carpet colors fade faster than others?
By and large, darker carpet colors, like deep reds, blues and purples, will tend to fade faster than others. They tend to fade in response to the amount of wear the carpet receives and its position within a building. For example, a carpet that is exposed to sunlight day after day will fade much more quickly than a carpet that is in a darker area, out of the sun and out of the general flow of traffic. Indeed, lighter colors, which will tend to show dirt, tend to remain lighter longer simply because they are less reactive to sunlight. However, if light carpeting is exposed to heavy chemicals, such as a heavy-duty cleaner, it will also fade quickly.