Neutral colours are nowhere near boring, in fact they can be used creatively to add a touch of sophistication, make bright colours pop, and show off your personal style. Neutral colours can also be calming and fresh, and make your home more appealing to buyers as well. If you’re considering using neutral colours in your next designs you have a lot to choose from, from grey, beige, black, and white, each in different hues with a variety of undertones. Here are five clever ways to use these in interior design.
Bring out delicate pastels
Neutral colours work well as a background in pastel room designs. They help to make delicate pastel accents stand out. Neutrals and pastels are both very versatile, so you can opt for warm or cool colour schemes. If you go for a colour such as grey, which is still very trendy in interior design, you have a wide range of shades to choose from and these can match different pastels.
Contrast against bright colours
You can also have fun embracing grey in your bedroom design by contrasting this against bright colours. Grey and other neutrals are great for bedroom furniture and you can add bright furnishings to these. Imagine a brightly coloured throw or bedding design against a neutral bed frame, for example. You could also use bright colours for a feature wall, or curtains, rugs, and other accessories.
Optimise the natural light
Lighter neutral colours can help to maximise natural light in any room. If you’d like a room to appear more spacious you can achieve this with clever use of lighter colours and neutrals. Brighter neutrals will also create a more open breezy atmosphere. If you’re looking to reflect the light around the room then a trick is to use accents of light colours and neutrals in accessories and decorations.
Incorporate a natural feel
Neutrals help to support a natural look. If you’re a fan of rustic reclaimed wood, a touch of greenery, and natural patterns in the upholstery, then create a neutral background to complement these. Neutral colour palettes, recycled materials, and a focus on sustainability are all common design trends at the moment, and it’s easy to see why. Natural fibres, as well as being better for the environment, are also more durable, meaning you’ll save money in the long run as well. Here are a few natural interior design tips to give you inspiration.
Create a classy and sophisticated look
Sophisticated greys have been in style for a while now as they can add a touch of class to any space. The best thing about greys and other neutrals is that you can create a modern or rustic look, both with an air of sophistication. Check out these chic grey living room ideas, for example. Neutrals are very versatile and you can really use them to transform the atmosphere in any room. Consider adding a couple to the colour palette when you’re next redecorating, and look into natural and neutral accessories.