Neutral color scheme is at the top of hot décor trends this year. Interior designers seem to be very happy about it. Thanks to their infinite blend ability with dark, vivid, and other pastels, neutral hues will look amazing in almost any décor. This is especially true with Nordic, English country, shabby chic, and Provencal styles. Still, over time, even the loveliest of homes lose the initial appeal and turn lifeless. So if you want to max out the effect of a neutral color scheme at home, try spicing it up following these simple tips.
1. Go after high-end textures
In interior design, texture is as important as hue. It gets even more critical if your home rocks a monochromatic, all-neutral color scheme. Different textures reflect and absorb light to different degrees, thus creating a distinct room atmosphere. For this reason, pairing neutral colors with luscious fabrics, such as; genuine leather, and matte surfaces will produce an ambiance of vibrancy and sophistication. For superior aesthetic value and décor versatility, hunt down quality blinds and install them in your home. This way, you will be able to adjust light intensity and optimize the visual effect of neutral tones and high-quality texture combos.
2. Pair different neutral shades
Painting the entire room in brilliant white is a not as brilliant an idea as it may seem. The same is true of other monochromatic pastels. After a few weeks, ivory-colored walls and ceiling will not appear as classy as they first did. Soothing beige may begin to look jaded in a month or so although it seemed urbane at first. Pair different neutral shades to avoid the monochromatic pitfall. Add depth to your quarters: for instance, you can complement white walls with ivory curtains and light taupe upholstery. Play around with soft shades of beige and moss green to vivify the room.
3. Liven it up with interesting shapes
Just like texture and pattern, shapes are also an important element of home decor. They impact the ambiance more than you can imagine. Sharp angles and straight lines are simple, but they can produce a chilly effect when paired with neutrals. For this reason, throw in furnishings with a few curves, arches, zigzags, and asymmetric shapes. This will instantly increase visual interest, provide subtle contrast to monochromatic paint, and take your home’s aesthetic value straight to the top.
4. Add black accents for visual punch
No hue speaks high style louder than black. Consider using it as a secondary or accent color when designing your rooms following in the neutral footsteps. A black pop in neutral tiling, a dark frame against an alabaster wall, or a sleek modernist shelf in this powerful tone will add a dose of contrast and spruce up interiors centered on a neutral color scheme.
5. Add a touch of color to your Neutral room
Neutrals can look sterile, so do not be afraid to add a dash of color to a pastel room to ward off the hospital look. A splash of navy blue, crimson, or deep violet can completely transform an all-neutral room. Just make sure you use secondary and tertiary tones sparingly to max out home sophistication. You can add solid or vivid flourishes either as upholstery and home fabric prints, organic elements, shelf collectibles, artwork, or area rugs; this way, you will also be getting a textural diversity as a bonus point.
Neutrals are charming – until they turn monotonous, that is. Fortunately, you can avoid a dull home look if you know where and how to add the elements which exude visual interest. If you are still reading my blog, you know I highly recommend asking a professional interior designer for advice. At the very least, a color consultation. Contact All About Interiors to make your appointment.
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