Do you paint an accent wall in the Pantone color of the year on the day it is announced? When it comes to home décor, you might be one of those people who like to jump on the latest color trend. However, in the long run, you might find more satisfaction and less work involved if you stick with a neutral color palette in your home’s spaces. Here are some of the top reasons so many designers choose to stick with low-key tones.
Regardless whether you prefer to decorate in traditional, modern, or casual styles, a neutral color scheme will work for you. Even a rustic design style can work in neutrals. Spaces that have subtle hues on walls and furnishings seem brighter, more welcoming, and even cleaner to visitors to your home. Grey, tan, black, and white are all great palettes that can work in your spaces.
When you have a backdrop of low-key hues, you likely will find that the textures and finishes of your accessories really pop out. Even the furniture and architectural elements get a visual boost when the focus is not on the wall color. Knobby rugs, shiny chrome lamps, and wooden accessories will take center stage when the backdrop is subtle to the eye. This approach works particularly well in the modern decorating style, but it’s true in any type of space.
Neutral colors in your home not only allow you to weather the trends of each year, they also ensure you won’t get quickly tired of your surroundings. You can even save money by choosing neutrals because you won’t have to buy a new sofa every five years when design trends change. Unless you really like to shop for furniture or paint your walls, subtle hues are the way to go for timeless looks.
For those times when you are ready for a fresh look, the flexible canvas of neutral colors is a terrific foil for fun pops of color. You can switch out your accessories when the season changes or your tastes change, and you won’t have to invest in a whole new suite of furnishings. Did you pick up a colorful vase during your trip to Rome? You won’t have to worry that it won’t match your décor if you’ve already established a neutral palette at home.
Neutral colors are king when it comes to decorating your home in timeless style. Stick with subtle hues to establish an open, clean, and welcoming look.
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