Neutrals Working Your Way
Enjoy a blank canvas for your creativity by exposing yourself to the beauty of neutrals. You can achieve a sophisticated look by purposefully limiting your color and patterns. Neutrals can otherwise be translated to mean white, taupe, beige or natural fibers. When these natural colors are mixed with textures it brings a calming effect to your space.
By keeping the majority of your larger pieces of furniture a light neutral color, such as off white or beige, you will create a more simplistic, peaceful atmosphere. If your tastes run with the dark more rustic neutral colors, you can expect a warm comforting space. To use neutral colors in your home, you may select from different shades of brown, rust or black to ground your palette.
This is an example of a neutral color scheme, notice that all the colors are natural tones. Here are few suggestions to help you accessorize your space and get the most of your neutral colors.
- To create a sleek look, use a single architecturally interesting object or a common number of smaller pieces as seen in the mirrors. This will draw the eye to rest upon the one object, which creates a feeling of simplicity.
- Add natural fiber pillows in neutral colors to add texture and character. The sleek chrome dining room table and the dark vase create an added punch to the otherwise beige palate.
- Neutral simulates simplicity - keep your decorating simple, choose accessories wisely and sparingly.
Above all live with what you love. Use these suggestions as guidelines, but let your own creativity spur your decor and allow it to create an atmosphere you can live with and enjoy.