The neutral color scheme is a universally beloved one – especially with the rise of styles such modern, Scandinavian, boho-chic, and minimalism. You might think that it’s boring given the color-range and spectrum of all hues involved, so here are 5 ways that you can have fun with it:
1. Play mix and match with textures
One of the most apt ways to make a neutral theme instantly interesting is by layering on different textures. Now, all of these textures must adhere to the neutral color palette, but you can layer them in a way that feels visually dynamic. The living room featured in this image is uch an excellent example. The different types of wood textures, area rug textiles, and stone themed laminate all ramps up the overall ambiance.
2. The best of lighting
You can fine-tune the aesthetics of your neutral themed home interiors by playing with different sorts of lighting. The ambient lights can even be cool and white in temperature. But this can only be applicable when you merge in a bit of warm accent lights in other spaces. The rope lights and ceiling LEDs featured in this image are a great example of how you can combine both.
3. Accenting with restraint
Refined elegance may be the essence of a neural theme, but that does not mean that you cannot have fun with it. In fact, you can introduce a bit of colorful accenting in such spaces – granted that you be moderate with these colors. Just a splash of yellow, teal, or red can have a lot of impact. The dining chairs and couch cushions in this image showcase perfectly how you can go about this technique.
4. Adding patterns
Neutrality and patterns don’t always go hand-in-hand, but given the right circumstances, you can definitely make the most of them. For example, the peranaken tile accent wall that has been installed in this kitchen makes for an excellent pattern device while respecting the essence of the neutral theme in the rest of the space. You can do similar things with wallpapers and other types of wall tiles.
5. Simple yet sophisticated
Who says that designing a simple interior cannot be sophisticated or fun? You can do both. Just take the image of this bathroom as an example. The elegant backdrop of marbled white tiles, glass, and dark wood textures makes the whole ambiance feel gorgeous despite the small size of the space.