Easy Steps to Nail Down Neutral Design

Neutral is a natural choice! From soft grays to smoky lavender, neutrals are becoming more and more popular choices in furniture, art, paint, accessories and more. But how can those peaceful havens of muted tones be kept from falling flat? Here are a few tips to give neutrals pizazz in a home’s interior.

Layers, Layers, Layers

Neutrals are a great way to layer lavishly without overdoing the design. A large, natural woven rug can ground the décor, while an oversized sky blue sectional draws in the eyes.

Add a Pop of Color

There’s no denying the mood-enhancing effect that takes place by incorporating some upflifting colors into a neutral infused design. For example, bright, pink pillows bring out the crisp, clean atmosphere of a white, linen bedroom and add pizzazz and dimension without “overdoing” it.

Edgy and Eclectic

Add a little edge to neutral interiors with a few industrial accents. A calming beige wall can be heightened with an accent of exposed brick or repurposed light fixtures.

Bold, Not Boring

If a neutral room is missing that certain “something”, think outside-of-the-box. Zebra, fabric accent pillows or a floral infused side chair adds character to a design while still embracing the calming essence of softer tones.

Contrast is King

If a neutral scheme is straying towards sterile, adding contrasting materials can be an easy and effective way to add personality. Try natural woods and mosaic tiling to infuse a Mediterranean or English country cottage atmosphere to a neutral heavy design.

Let it Shine!

A neutral palette creates the freedom to glitz up the design. For a timeless glamour, a crystal droplet chandelier makes a strong statement and reflects loads of natural light.

Tons of Texture

Never underestimate texture's ability to transform! Architectural elements, furniture, décor, flooring, wall coverings and textiles are all ideal places to play with unique and complimenting textures.

Don’t dismiss hot neutrals as too cold! Effective design tips and tricks allow a neutral scheme to shine in order to create a tranquil haven for homeowners.