Thursday, June 13, 2013

Getting neutrals right

A room in neutrals can be a beautiful, restful thing.  Done wrong and your left with an overly vanilla and drab eyesore.

Here are neutrals that have it right:

The black drapery hardware, iron canopy bed, and thick black frame all add just enough contrast to create some depth in the space.


Leopard or other animal patterns are a way to do neutral but still add a lot of interest.


Mixing textures is another surefire way to add dimension to a space that has a lot of color in the same value.

Another example of mixing texture - the sisal, metal console table, iron lamp, and wood chests.  If all of these pieces were in wood, you can imagine how the space might look more drab.

1-3. Country Living, 4-5. Interiors Porn, 6. Lonny

4 comments:

Vidya Sudarsan said...

So peaceful.. I can only imagine how relaxing neutrals are..

Cuttysark said...

I love the use of natural lights, it is energy efficient and relaxing. More Home interior design ideas, please and thanks for sharing!

Lydia N said...

What a great post! I'm so afraid of neutrals because they really are hard to master. My house is full of color, sometimes I want to whitewash it all.

Lydia N <3

Hillary said...

Strange and strong attraction to those worn (is that the right word?) walls!!

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