With the ever-changing decorating and furniture trends of bold statements, patterned accents, and neon colors, going for a neutral look has become something that people are straying away from. However, decorating with neutrals can create an absolutely beautiful look, too. Many people associate neutral with boring, but if you know how to use neutrals in the right way, they can be just as stunning as a rich color.
When choosing a color palette for your room or furniture, use similar tones of one color to keep a look cohesive. Pale greens are close to beige and tan, but bring some additional interest to the room. You can also use smoky tones of purples and creams to spice things up while still sitting in the neutral wheelhouse. Another thing that many people forget is that black is considered a neutral and can actually work great in your home. Make sure to use it in moderation, but it looks great with neutral furniture, paints and neutral colored elements like wood.
Adding different textures to furniture and accessories adds depth and interest to your room. Things like wicker, raw wood, a tufted ottoman, or a fluffy rug are all great examples of ways to ensure that a neutral room does not put you to sleep: it keeps the eye moving and breaks up the neutral colors.
Accents are also very important when going for a neutral look. The accessories you choose could be the perfect way to add a pop of color for balance. Think about framing colored scrapbook paper, adding an accent wall, or hanging up bold artwork on the walls. Again, the majority of your room is still neutral colors, but your accessories bring life to the room. Brights and neutrals balance each other beautifully for a luxurious look.
You don’t have to be afraid to go with neutral furniture if you know how to keep things interesting: in fact, neutral furniture is a great way to withstand the changing trends and find pieces that you will be able to use for years to come. Neutrals are always in style!