Brown is the New Black-
What is the Best Color for Hiding Dirt in Entrance Matting?
Simply stated, dirt is brown. Therefore, it would seem obvious that brown colors would be the best color to hide a dirty entrance mat. After all, entrance mats are supposed to get dirty -- their role is to stop dirt in its tracks, and trap dirt, keeping dirt and debris from entering your building.
No, brown is not boring -- there are many shades and colorful color combinations available. A rich chocolate brown will give your entryway a warm feel that is perfect in an abundant natural light setting. Light beiges and tans are also available and will hide dirt while giving the entry a light, airy appearance. Dark colors such as black, navy blue, or forest green also provide ways to hide dirt.
Any solid color will always show dirt and wear faster than a multi-colored mat. For example, in areas where ice and snow are prevalent, a multi-color mix of black and gray is an excellent choice. This color combination will give you good coverage for collecting dirt and white ice melt residue. This multi-color mixing is true with other colors, especially grays and browns. We offer a selection of five different shades/combinations of gray, five combinations using brown, and a solid black color -- in addition to blues, greens and reds.
Back to our original question -- What Color is Best for Your Entrance Matting ? Whether you have aluminum entrance mats or carpet wiping mats -- explore your entrance design and needs and then select complimentary colors that will meet your unique needs. That being said, cleaning and general maintenance of your entrance mats will factor into what the best overall color is for your facility.