Need another reason to stay away from white and other neutrals? Go for color and you'll have a floor that shows better because it's more forgiving of your busy lifestyle.
Have a color in mind? Pair it with different types of construction to see the effect. The luster and softness of the fiber affects the look of the color. Get a luxurious, suede look with really soft fibers, or a more dimensional color and casual look with longer, textured yarns.