Neutral Tones for Your Home
Even though neutrals come in different tones, you can explore the many ways interesting and distinct interiors can be created using the foundation of a neutral color palette.
If you go into any DIY store that stocks paints or has color swatches one of the best things you can do is to peruse the lightest shade of the color chart. There are so many shades of neutrals which have just a hint of color and do not dominate or determine how to furnish your space. The underlying tone of these shades creates an ambience in a room that can be built upon through furnishings or even accessories to reflect what you want the room to look like. In other words they set the tone for you to create your masterpiece!
One word; monochrome. This look has defined brands, fashion and homes for years. The contrast of a neutral tone paired with the complete opposite of the color spectrum creates a dramatic impact and timeless look. The best thing is how easy it is to create, especially with the current industrial look, another dimension is added to the furniture and accessories that would work with this color palette. This look can be used as a reference when working with a different neutral to create something similar.
With neutral based shades it is important consider how the color will look in a space throughout the day and with different toned lights. A magnolia for example will look more intensely yellow paired with a yellow light bulb as the main light in the space. What was chosen as a neutral may end up defining the color scheme. Use paint samples to test the paint in a space where the natural light changes throughout the day.
When choosing a neutral color palette, keep in mind that they work best in bringing multiple spaces together. Whereas bold colors could compartmentalise a home into sections and rooms, a neutral shade is great with bringing the concept of a home together. To add interest and focus the blank canvas can then be accessorised and furnished to add depth and focus to specific areas of a home. A great idea for you if you want to be confident in experimenting throughout your home.
If you have gone for a neutral theme in your space, the accent colors should really focus on adding personality and individuality to the space. If you choose to go for neutral accessories then keep the focus on the timeless and clean look. If you have chosen an accent color or two then use this to update and modernise the interior from time to time and really experiment with new colors and trends.
Ultimately, your interior is a part of your aspirations, careful planning and purchasing to ensure you end up with a home you truly love.