By Khalid Abdullah | August 3, 2012
Some people fair don’t like to be overwhelmed with color. Usually their home has comely white walls, and their wardrobe consists of wearing khaki on a daily basis. Although some people will immediately consider of ‘dull and uninteresting’ when presented with the thought of neutral colors, a neutral color palette can be very comforting, uncomplicated, sophisticated, polished, and more. Decorating with neutrals can buy a variety of directions and the result is anything but unimaginative.
Your decision to decorate with a neutral color palette means that you will be working primarily with white, off-white, khaki, tan, beige, gray and shaded. So now that you have made that decision, what is your next step?
You should first choose the two or three main colors for your decorating project, and then engage a fourth color as an accent. This is where the construct decision becomes gripping. For example, you may determine that your main three colors will include off-white, tan and sunless. The accent color could be a deeper shade of the tan that you selected (or several shades of tan) and exercise it on accent pillows, in a patterned place rug, artwork, sculpture, etc. By using lighter and darker shades of tan, you sustain the decor entertaining but peaceful quite neutral. shaded can be quite striking and not overwhelming if ragged in slight quantities.
Or, you may choose to go down a different decorating road and introduce a burst of cherry red in very limited and rob amounts as your accent color with the palette as described above. Imagine this home office decor: light wood floors with an situation rug that has an overall dark and off-white pattern. There is a loveseat upholstered in tan with sunless piping. The windows are dressed with off-white plantation shutters and the wall color is medium tan. The office furniture has a light wood execute, as does the slay table next to the loveseat. There is a very simple silk floral device on the extinguish table with lustrous red flowers in it. On the wall is a contemporary recount framed in dark that is neutral overall, with cherry red accents, and on the desk is a sleek, quick-witted red clock. The overall do is neutral, but striking and memorable.
Texture is another aspect of neutral decor – on the upholstery, walls, window treatments, floors, etc. Using a variety of textures is an effective diagram to contain interest and variety in the room along with color choices. If you have carpet, assume of using a berber or frieze; a textured paint product could be inspiring on the walls; assume a knubby window treatment fabric; employ a contrasting upholstery fabric such as leather to offset other texture selections in the room; bag a lamp shade with an spellbinding shape and texture. Remember that your goal is to beget a balance of color and texture in the room, so don’t gather too carried away with the ‘texture’ view. You don’t want the result to witness thrown together and uncoordinated. If you reflect that adding another texture to the room might be too powerful, it probably is.
So go ahead and conception for your neutral decor. There are many ways to beget a neutral color environment that race the spectrum from soothing and serene to surprising and valorous, so your room will be anything but expressionless and dumb!