7 ways to use a neutral color scheme in interiors

Designing with bright and bold colors may be fun and all, but if you’re going for a more sophisticated palate then it is better to work within the neutral territory. Neutral colors have a very limited hue/color palate – they linger between that limbo of warm and cool colors to act as middle counterparts to create a balanced ambiance. These colors range the gamut of white, grey, dusk, pearl, ivory and more. Below, we’ll be looking at some great ways to design interiors with neutral color schemes.

  1. Chiffon

The entirety of this interior has been designed in chiffon white with various grey highlights carefully immersed within sometime obvious and sometimes not space. The Carara marble effect on the coffee table along with the adobe stone texture on the feature wall provides a nice contrast as well as an individualistic style to the entire setting.

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  1. Merge with gold

If designing in neutrals is too drab for you than you could always glam it up with some proper highlighting. The best way to do this would be by using platinum gold lighting to accentuate the best parts of your interior. This takes away the dullness and makes the ambiance seem bright and cheerful.

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  1. The washed out

You could always go for something sleek and austere when you decide to furnish your interior in neutral colors. The interior in the image below is done up in ash grey laminates and complemented with subtle white tones. Note that this style is extremely futuristic and might be an acquired taste.

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  1. Burnish with wood

If you want to embellish the neutral color scheme with a bit of liveliness and always start from the floor. You could dress you floor in bright wooden tones or even set up a rug. This will be subtle but will definitely liven up the overall aesthetic of your space.

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  1. Use tonal variation

Using various tones of the similar color will definitely improve the overall look of your interior. You can see in the image below how the various shades of grey have been utilized to create a visual diversity within the space without breaking out of the neutral color palate.

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  1. Due the contrast

Small spaces like bathrooms could be hard to do in neutrals, mostly because it would seem a bit too dreary. So when you decide to take on that challenge, you could always complement it with organic color schemes like browns and rusts.

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  1. Laying out the floor

Another good way to incorporate some life within a neutral color scheme in an interior is to play with the floor tiles. You could select floor tiles that emulate instinctive textures all within the neutral palate. This will definitely improve the visual quality of your space.

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