The neutral colour palette is both classic and inviting, where colour is minimal, textures and details thrive. The foundation of a neutral scheme is that is makes a home look elegant, yet effortless. With minimalist homes becoming more popular, neutrals are defiantly making there way back into interior design.
Neutrals go beyond the hues that we associate the palette with, a range of creams, sands, browns, charcoals and blacks are all classed within this palette. However, in recent years, the definition of neutrals has expanded to include any muted, low intensity colour, for example beige and golds. Neutrals are a great way to create a calm, cozy and warm interior. Using light hues can make a smaller room appear more spacious, however neutrals have the danger of making a room appear bland, boring and uninspired – a brilliant way to avoid this is with the use of tones and textures. This room shows a great example of using a mixture of neutral tones from gold to stone, it is classic and chic.
Neutrals are a great way to create a calm, cozy and warm interior and work well with all styles of decorating, from traditional to contemporary. They have become an essential part of decorating as they give the eyes a break from strong, bold colours that surround them. To make a room more intense and interesting, use a mix of neutrals, or a paler shade with a main colour. Neutrals come in two categories: warm and cool. Warm Neutrals include browns to beige, and cool neutrals include grey to white. This bedroom is my idea of heaven, the clean, neutral palette is so elegant and the curvaceous line and touch of pink brings a feminine charm.
When decorating with neutrals, the golden rule is to create depth, this can be done through the use of textures. A mixture of materials such as velvet, wool, tweed, cotton, linen and faux fur are perfect for pillows, upholstery, window treatments and other soft furnishings, but make sure there is a variety of textures to avoid the room looking bland. There is no end to all the different textures that can be used within a neutral colour scheme, such as smooth, matte, hard, soft, rough and glossy. Natural element in a neutral room work brilliantly, from wood to plants, elements of nature add life to your interiors. Throws, pillows and blankets in different textures and tones are an easy way to create a sense of style and elegance within a neutral based interior. The buttoned headboard contrasts nicely with the furry throw and silk cushions.
Glass and crystal accessories go hand in hand with this scheme, they are visually light and add a great sense of shape and depth to any room. This glamorous chandelier makes a real statement, it echoes the shape of traditional chandeliers whilst retaining its own modern look.